Idea Machine! Felicia has spent over 20 years facilitating spaces, training groups and coming up with ideas and implementing them successfully. From setting up online trainings programs with a Year 1 reach of over 1,000 participants from over 40 countries, creating digital education games to get folks to understand and discuss barriers to liberation, to facilitating & program managing city-wide DEI implementation, Felicia has got a few answers for you to select from for just about any challenge you are trying to overcome.
Felicia brings with her years of experience as a student/labor/community organizer, an educator, and a public speaker. She will help you surface the INVISIBLE issues in your project and help you to determine how best to make it VISIBLE to the right people at the right time.
Here are some of the ways that we can help to you and your team:
Narrative Strategy (Messaging Development, Brand Development & Audience Engagement)
Facilitation & Program Management
Retreats, Long Term Program Cohorts, Event MC, Panel Moderator
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Facilitation
From research & assessment of current status (organizational board/staff make up & programmatic work) to innovating on solution oriented initiatives
Felicia is a practitioner trainer with the Center for Story-based Strategy, if you your particular needs necessitate a larger team please reach out to them directly.
What past clients have to say...
“Felicia Perez was hired to assist the City of Reno on supporting our nonprofit arts groups through our new diversity, equity and inclusion grants. We worked with Felicia to put together a cohort of nonprofit leaders and worked for a year with them to put together actionable goals and outcomes. Felicia did a wonderful job of giving the leaders constructive input, a safe space to learn and speak, and a beautiful way to work towards making their organizations more inclusive. I think that Felicia is an incredible facilitator and really helps participants understand their own motivations, empathize with others who aren’t like them, and is very organized to achieve actual outcomes. She would be incredible in any setting where you want to get results.” -- Alexis Hill, Washoe County Commissioner, District 1 (2020)
"Felicia is a great facilitator. Her approach is very experiential and practical--it's not bogged down in the theoretical which means that real action takes place. She engaged our arts & culture organizations in DEI work in a way that made it accessible to what they are doing and gave them real tools to move forward. Felicia doesn't sugar coat and she is willing to get down into the tough conversations. She is adept at framing things in a way that breaks down the resistance and opens a path for understanding. We saw some of our organizations really crack open, get vulnerable, and respond to the work in a meaningful way. The majority of our group reported back that they have plans in place to continue the conversations internally and have already begun to restructure their organization to be more inclusive and equitable." -- Megan Berner, Acting Manager of Arts, Culture, and Events City of Reno (2020)
"Once Upon A Time... a talented, kind, thoughtful, passionate, and funny person facilitated a workshop I was a part of at Sage Hill School. The workshop was short, perhaps too short, but highly effective and helped greatly to move the group forward. When the facilitator left, they group was sad- but excited and...We All Lived Happily Ever After. " -- Matt Balossi, Ed.D., Dean of Faculty and Curriculum Sage Hill School (2018)