‘We began our relationship with Elevate Inclusion Strategies through their thoughtful and engaging JEDI and Inclusive Leadership workshops and have continued our commitment to inclusive leadership through one-on-one coaching with Natasha. Our team connected with her “meet everyone where they were at” approach and benefitted from working with a coach who understands and encourages the process and the journey. Her understanding of the creative industries also allowed her to design and lead an aspirational strategic team building retreat, with emphasis on inclusion and storytelling as a way to work towards our goals.’
– Erin Haskett, President, Executive Producer, Lark Productions
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Natasha consults extensively in order to meet the goals of the sessions and understand the nature of the group. She is well prepared for emerging needs and unexpected challenges.
Natasha Tony has been a leader in the promotion of a positive culture shift in the Canadian Entertainment industry.
Natasha’s workshops allowed our large, diverse faculty to come together in a productive way and to work through difficult concepts and differing perspectives.
Natasha is ahead of the curve in this work; incredibly effective at challenging people to get outside their comfort zones and learn.
Natasha Tony and her Elevate team have guided the National Gallery of Canada in deeply examining its policies, processes and formal (and informal) practices to identify systemic barriers. Using a practice grounded in listening, empathy and compassion, Natasha has built trusting relationships with people across the organization. The importance of psychological health and safety when doing this anti-racism, anti-oppression work is core to their approach. Elevate has offered a range of services from an organizational review and report with comprehensive findings and recommendations, to training, facilitation, coaching and mentorship. Each of these projects have been designed with the Gallery’s readiness, unique realities, and capacity to deliver in mind. Elevate Inclusion Strategies have been critical to moving the Gallery’s commitment to justice, equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility (JEDI&A) to concrete and sustainable actions.
The DGC BC has engaged Natasha Tony and Elevate Inclusion Strategies to present leadership, anti-racism and anti-harassment materials for our Membership over the past several years. Natasha’s real industry experience combined with her unique knowledge and perspective makes her an incredibly effective trainer in this arena. She’s also amazing with people and connects quickly and easily with our Members.
DGC Ontario has worked with Natasha Tony and her team at Elevate Inclusion Strategies for almost a decade now, and we couldn’t be happier with the programming they have developed for us. Elevate has provided customized leadership and D&I training to DGC Ontario’s members, executive board, and senior staff in support of inclusionary thinking, management strategies in our workplaces, and within our organization. We can’t recommend them highly enough.
Screen Siren Pictures has worked with Elevate Inclusion Strategies and Natasha Tony on many occasions, including anti-racism and anti-harassment training for our office and production crews, addressing specific challenging situations as they arose, and on counseling to improve our outlook as a company. We can’t recommend Natasha and Elevate enough. Her workshops are clear, concise, thorough, engaging and elevated.
When the topic is inclusion and respectful workplaces, Natasha is our first choice. Our Executive Board, and our members, are better because of Natasha’s seminars. She can make any topic interesting and can keep the participants engaged, even for all-day sessions. I have recommended Natasha to many other organizations and we will be using her in the future to make our union a better, more inclusive community. I enthusiastically endorse Natasha Tony and Elevate Inclusion Strategies to everyone who wants to make their workplaces safer and more respectful.
Our whole team greatly benefited from the workshop led by Natasha Tony. Natasha elegantly wove context into the workshop, giving all of the participants a greater understanding and appreciation for diversity and inclusion as well as useful tools to implement in the future. The whole team at Elevate was great to work with and we look forward to the next workshop with Natasha and Elevate.
With Natasha’s facilitation, Creative BC undertook an engaging process to establish a two-year JEDDI strategy, with living action plans by team, that we continue to activate. Through experiential training, quality resources, and 1:1 coaching conversations, Natasha’s knowledge is instrumental to Creative BC’s ongoing transformation. With her steady guidance, we have embedded diversity, equity and inclusion principles in our new strategic plan, our internal and our external accountabilities. Natasha’s trusted advice is core to our journey as we “do the JEDDI work” individually, organizationally, and with industry through initiatives like Creative Pathways and the Creative Equity Roadmap.
Natasha Tony provided Film Training Manitoba with exceptional programming for our inaugural Summit for Women in Film Trades. The programming she developed resulted in excellent dialogue and interaction among the participants. FTM highly recommends Elevate Inclusion Strategies to conduct training programs — this organization is exceptional and accommodating and they went above and beyond our expectations.
We’ve been fortunate enough to work with Elevate Inclusion Strategies on several occasions, from larger training sessions to strategic consultancy and individual coaching. Whether it was with Natasha or other members of their fantastic team, we felt each experience was well-structured, deeply insightful, and expertly moderated. They bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to every session, engaging and challenging their clients toward success. I can’t recommend them highly enough.
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