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ABOUT US

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MEET OUR FOUNDER

KARINE JOY WILLIAMS (KJ)

Karine Joy Williams (KJ) is Owner and Founder of RISEWITHKJ, LLC. RISE was founded in 2017 and is located in South King County. RISEWITHKJ provides consultation to individuals, groups and organizations seeking to improve equity and inclusiveness. All services are tailored to the specific needs of the client.

Our approach is built on the philosophy of working from within first. We believe that authentic, sustainable transformation begins when we as individuals and institutions engage in the steps necessary to align our stated values with our behaviors and language.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

  • We hold a fundamental belief that transformational, sustainable change is possible when we begin with examining ourselves.

  • We believe that change is rooted in the congruency gained, when our stated values are clearly reflected in our language and actions.

  • We believe that our ability to positively impact and facilitate transformation at the institutional and systemic levels, is directly connected to our individual work.

  • We believe that our willingness and ability to engage in equitable decision making practices is the result of understanding how our personal beliefs, biases, strengths and challenges intersect and manifest within our lives.

OUR VALUES

Authenticity

An honest and forthright approach while understanding that living an authentic life is a journey.

Openness

A space and method which supports the honest expression of individual and institutional truth without judgment while preserving dignity for all.

Commitment

A stated and lived dedication to equity, justice, inclusion and diversity.

Respect

Admiration and support for ourselves and our clients engaged in this work; it is often challenging and uncomfortable.

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Our Team

  • LAURIE CARLSSON

    LAURIE CARLSSON

    OWNER REVERBDEI

    Laurie’s work leverages anti-oppression curricula best practices, bringing participants together through engaging activities and facilitated discussions. She’s led sessions for international corporations, the University of Washington, the Pride Foundation, JustLead Washington, and The National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education. Laurie has served as Diversity Policy Coordinator for the UW’s Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity, and led diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies for the University of Washington School of Law. Her work helps organizations ensure that their vision, mission, and core values are woven into their daily operations, hiring practices, and workplace culture.

    Email me: laurie@reverbdei.com

  • Aline Carton-Listfjeld, JD

    Aline Carton-Listfjeld, JD

    Aline Carton-Listfjeld Coaching & Consulting

    Aline is a strategist, trainer and facilitator who unleashes potential and inspires results for people and organizations. Rooted in her 20 years of community organizing, public interest law, leadership and management, Aline assists people and organizations navigate change and transformation through:

    • Career & Leadership Coaching

    • Systems Thinking & Real-World Strategic Planning

    • Advancing Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

    • Transforming Conflict with Restorative Practices

    • Aligning mission and values with organizational practices

    • Human Resources Consulting

    Email me: aline@alinecarton.com

  • TARA RAMOS

    TARA RAMOS

    OWNER, RED FOX CONSULTANCY

    Tara started working in equity training and equity advocacy before she as 15 years old. Her commitment to making things better for Indigenous people and other POC that she spent time in college building her facilitation, training, and equity skills in college and beyond. Tara has a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism with a minor in Native American Studies from the University of Montana and an MBA in Healthcare Management. She has a reputation for her tenacious advocacy on behalf of all youth, particularly Indigenous youth, for over 15 years in education, the child welfare system, and in juvenile justice system across the state. Tara’s identity as an Indigenous woman (Inupiaq Eskimo) is deeply rooted in her knowledge of family and community. Her passion and fight for equity is informed by her and her partner’s experience raising three Indigenous children in systems that were not made for them. Laughter, pow wows, horseback riding, and softball are just a few of the ways Tara and her family enjoy life.

    Email me: redfoxconsulting@gmail.com

  • ANTASIA WILLIAMS

    ANTASIA WILLIAMS

     RISEWITHKJ

    Antasia Williams, RISEWITHKJ, LLC, 2020 Graduate, JustLead Washington, is a human being who cares for the heart, mind, well-being, and self-determination of all. Antasia is a part-time consultant providing content and technical support for RISEWITHKJ.

     

    Professionally, Antasia has 14 years of experience working with Youth and Young Adults (YYA), as an executive level manager and direct service provider. In this role Antasia used a race and poverty centered approach to advocate for and fulfill the economic, education and housing needs of clients. Antasia’s most recent position was as the Deputy Director of The REACH Center, a one-stop shop service center for Youth and Young Adults ages 16-24, located in Tacoma, Washington. She attended Western Washington University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in political science, served as the Associated Students V.P. of Legislative affairs, and as a Washington State Governor appointed member of the Board of Trustees.

    Email me: ajwilliams@risewithkj.com

ABOUT US

RISEWITHKJ was founded in 2017 and is located in South King County. 

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