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.
An honest and forthright approach while understanding that living an authentic life is a journey.
A space and method which supports the honest expression of individual and institutional truth without judgment while preserving dignity for all.
A stated and lived dedication to equity, justice, inclusion and diversity.
Admiration and support for ourselves and our clients engaged in this work; it is often challenging and uncomfortable.