Testimonials

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    Compelling

    ❝ Really compelling way to both learn something new and having interesting conversations with teammates. Everyone enjoyed the activities and the content quite a bit. ❞

    — Adam Stoffel, Founder & Head of Operations
        Caravel Labs

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    Real & Vulnerable & Fun

    ❝ The art making created a gentle space for connection which beautifully primed us to be more vulnerable and open with navigating JEDI conversations. Thank you for making this experience not feel like one of those "mandatory" jedi workshops. It felt real and vulnerable and fun! ❞

    — Ahran Lee, Facilitator & Multidisciplinary Artist

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    Broke Down Barriers

    ❝ Exceptional team building activity. Creating a craft together broke down barriers and allowed us to have a very real and critical discussion about concepts related to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. ❞

    — Brianna Brown, Co-Founder
        Decade Impact

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    Wonderful

    ❝ [Smith Assembly's] work was wonderful on so many levels! ❞

    — Claudia Meier, Europe Lead
        Build Up

    Respectful & Particularly Effective

    ❝ I really enjoyed the workshop, it inspired very good discussions during and afterwards. Liz and Ta have high emotional intelligence which makes their facilitation style respectful and particularly effective. ❞

    — Elizabeth Cross Nichol, Co-Founder
        APIS Health Angels

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    Invaluable Thought Partner

    ❝ Smith Assembly acted as an invaluable thought partner throughout the development of our first-ever Building Your Circular Strategy workshop series. Along with the hard knowledge upgrade they provided for our curriculum, we benefitted from their clear depth of knowledge and ability to sense, identify and communicate around our unseen gaps in our teaching methods. ❞

    ❝ [Smith Assembly] answered our call to improve accessibility, and went above and beyond to advise us on practical ways to translate the complexity of our material into more digestible exercises, considering a range of learning styles. Working with Liz and Ta, we benefitted from their rapport, professionalism, and flexibility with our changing and emergent needs. This modeled for us some of the principles for how our team would also like to act in our own consulting services. ❞

    — Emily McGill, Collaboration Strategist
        Textile Lab for Circularity

    Skilled At Facilitating Group Discussions

    ❝ As a seasoned diversity and inclusion consultant, I was impressed at how much new information I learned from the discussions with Smith Assembly. Their talented professionals are skilled at facilitating group discussions in meaningful ways that help all participants to grow. ❞

    — Heather Tarman, President & CEO
        Infin8 Solutions

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    Uniquely Powerful & Moving

    ❝ We were completely blown away by how good the workshop was. The experience definitely forced me to reframe my thoughts about pre-recorded content; it can be uniquely powerful and moving. I will do more workshops with Smith Assembly! ❞

    — Kristy O’Leary, Co-Founder
        Decade Impact

    Heads, Hearts, & Hands

    ❝ It was powerful and moving in that it not only illustrated the capacity of co-design to change people’s lives, but it cleverly incorporated design opportunities so that the viewers could fully participate with their heads, hearts, and hands. ❞

    — Libby McDonald, Inclusive Economies Specialist & Lecturer
        MIT D-Lab

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    Got Us Out Of “Work” Mode

    ❝ [My favorite part of this online workshop was] the icebreaker. So eye-opening and got us all out of “work” mode. ❞

    — Lisa Hemingway, Co-Owner + Director of Creativity & Opportunities
        iilo Creative Alliance

    Creative Workshop

    ❝ This is a creative workshop that lets you understand different contexts and apply creative thinking to design solutions as many other communities do with their limited resources. ❞

    — Rodrigo Condado, Media Guru
        iLab

    Open Doorways To Deep Conversation

    ❝ It is a fun creative workshop designed to get your team into a collaborative space and open doorways to deep conversation on important change making topics that matter to the world. ❞

    — Sara Holt, Founding Member
        DreamRider Productions

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    Great Learning

    ❝ You will have a great learning. ❞

    — Subham Kundu, Engineer
        Caravel Labs

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    Approachable & Productive

    ❝ Smith Assembly made the concepts of JEDI feel approachable. The things I learned in their workshop helped me have more open and productive conversations afterwards. ❞

    — Tom Malone, CEO
        VR Ulysses