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 PARTNERING  

FOR  CULTURAL 
PROGRESS

ABOUT US

Glass Buildings

OUR CORE VALUES

Unapologetic 


Authenticity


Empowerment


Servant Leadership

 

Indelible Impressions was created to provide strategic, data-backed DEI+B strategies to effectively make a positive, lasting impression for the good of organizations, individuals and society.

 

We guide those seeking to make DEI+B a critical part of their organization's fabric - moving DEI+B from something they do, to who they are. This includes diminishing professional and personal disenfranchisement of people who are often underrepresented and marginalized.

 

Yvonne and her team work where they are called - from factory floors to board rooms and mainstages. Speaking with passion and compassion when facilitating uncomfortable and transformative conversations, Indelible Impressions operates in integrity and purpose.

 

And, we are intentional about capturing both hearts and minds of every audience and in every engagement.


About OUR
Founder

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YVONNE ALSTON (She/Her/Hers)

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Lead Culture Architect, CEO & Founder 

Founder Yvonne Alston's heart and head are at the foundation of Indelible Impressions. She is an unapologetically authentic amplifier and advocate for DEI+B and Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI). Yvonne has partnered with organizations that span the public, private and nonprofit organizations, across disciplines and industries to advance DEI+B initiatives of world-renowned organizations and those in smaller communities. 
 

Her compassionate style and approach is 100% rooted in purpose and focused on meeting people where they are on their culture broadening journey. And, you can sense it in every engagement - 1:1 or with a large audience, in-person or virtually. 


Yvonne founded Indelible Impressions to help advance important conversations, education and training by making it accessible to as many individuals and organizations as possible to help people understand the importance of culture and its impact on the human and employee experience.


 


Indelible Teammates

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CHRIS LIN (He/Him/His)

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Learning Design Lead  

Chris focuses on building successful organizations through employees by prioritizing the employee experience. His career has been spent focused on talent development across a variety of industries including healthcare, agriculture, interior design, and technology. In this time, Chris successfully implemented programs that addressed leadership, learning, and DEI for an impactful employee experience.


In designing experiences, Chris prioritizes safe and impactful programs that stick with audiences, long after sessions have concluded. This is the only way to ensure long-term change. He focuses on creating engaging and safe spaces, allowing individuals to bring their authentic selves to conversations and decisions. With these positive experiences, Chris has been able to grow communities and businesses from the inside-out.

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OBELLA OBBO (He/Him/His)

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DEI+B  Consultant

Obella is a Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion specialist, mental health professional, and creative artist who loves to talk about identity, cultivate growth environments, and strategize on how to turn empathy into action. In addition to holding a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University of Maryland, Obella comes to Indelible Impressions with a multidimensional experience background. This includes working in college prep programs with low-income communities, domestic violence organizations which served both survivors and alleged perpetrators, respite sites for children with behavioral disabilities, multicultural affairs centers at elite and predominantly white academic institutions, and DEI consulting spaces with corporate clients. In all these spaces, Obella has brought a fierce advocacy for inclusive practices as the moral imperative for equity & belonging.

 

A radical empath, Obella brings his years of experience and lens as a Black, queer second-generation East African man to decolonize toxic belief systems. He aims to reframe these systems to empower folks to be the most authentic versions of themselves and create a community of healing and acceptance.

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PAUL ZAENTZ-LEWIS (He/Him/His)

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Change Management / DEI+B Consultant

Paul’s passion for diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) stems from his global experience, helping him to understand that everyone has value and provides important points of view. As he moved into leadership and employee development roles, the lack of DEI presence in many of the sessions was notable. Seeing this critical gap, Paul became an advocate of infusing DEI into all training programs, not only those addressing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion directly. As a change management practitioner, Paul aims to ensure that all audience members are acknowledged and represented, further personalizing the ever-present question in change, “What’s in it for me?”

 

With 30+ years of international business and training experience across industries, including hospitality and travel, aerospace and financial to name a few, Paul is able to adjust the lens of his DEI approach with client specificity. Having worked in 23 countries and territories, Paul is well-versed in understanding cultural nuances in the workplace; he also speaks fluent Spanish.

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RONICE LATTA (She/Her/Hers)

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Culture Consultant

Ronice’s commitment to inspiring others to become their best self stems from her professional and lived experience. During a season of professional vulnerability, she discovered admitting you don’t know everything can open pathways to exploring, growing and learning. Ronice’s experience ranges from non-profit to education to law enforcement organizations, collaborating on diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEI+B) initiatives to ignite transformational change within businesses and around community.

 

United in shared purpose and vision, Ronice works with intentional leaders who desire to honor unique differences and challenge obstacles to holistic change and healing. Those she has engaged with note her keen ability to put  people at ease in minutes, even  when discussing challenges and barriers. With decades of management experience and self-learning, Ronice offers creative and insightful ways to help others understand and connect more deeply.

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ALECIA EDMONDS (She/Her/Hers)

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Learning Design/ DEI +B Consultant

The impetus for Alecia’s work in DEI came in 2008 when her oldest son was diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum.  This crucible moment made her take a hard look at the world she lived in – a world that was not designed for her son to thrive.  She then took up the reins for learning and promoting neurodiversity inclusion. 

As her cultural competency grew, Alecia internalized the mantra “You cannot fight for your own cause without fighting for the causes of the collective.” A certified Cultural Diversity Coach, Alecia brings 20 years of Learning & Development experience as well as a certification in administering and coaching the Intercultural Development Inventory of cultural competency.  The creator of a framework called the DE&I Blackbelt, Alecia has helped large organizations launch meaningful and impactful programs designed to not only raise awareness, but also drive accountability and cultural and behavioral transformation from C-suite through individual contributors.  She knowledgably, empathetically and compassionately coaches those who are earnest in their desire to grow personally and help create more inclusive workplaces and environments. 

The impetus for Alecia’s work in DEI came in 2008 when her oldest son was diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum.  This crucible moment made her take a hard look at the world she lived in – a world that was not designed for her son to thrive.  She then took up the reins for learning and promoting neurodiversity inclusion. 

As her cultural competency grew, Alecia internalized the mantra “You cannot fight for your own cause without fighting for the causes of the collective.” A certified Cultural Diversity Coach, Alecia brings 20 years of Learning & Development experience as well as a certification in administering and coaching the Intercultural Development Inventory of cultural competency.  The creator of a framework called the DE&I Blackbelt, Alecia has helped large organizations launch meaningful and impactful programs designed to not only raise awareness, but also drive accountability and cultural and behavioral transformation from C-suite through individual contributors.  She knowledgably, empathetically and compassionately coaches those who are earnest in their desire to grow personally and help create more inclusive workplaces and environments. 

ARMANDO JIMENEZ (He/Him/His)

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DEI + B Consultant

Armando has made his way throughout the world serving as a champion of change, equality, development and encouragement. As an Afro-Latino man, his earnest desire is to see workspaces become more welcoming and accepting of all. Armando has worked with over 70 partners to date, ranging from financial services, consumer packaged goods, consulting, energy, education, and technology to help advance their culture. This includes being a foundational pillar to helping build employee resource groups, diversity recruiting pipelining, retention management, training and development, and organizational culture transformation.
 

Armando has leveraged his years of experience across industries to serve as a coach / mentor to students, career professionals, peers and organizations. His commitment to DEI+B is rooted in a passion to create spaces accepting and understanding of everyone. And, as a DEI practitioner, he aims to educate others through establishing trust, building awareness, and understanding differences. 
 

Armando believes in the power of coaching and mentoring (at all levels) and is a connector at heart, sharing his energy to bring the best out of others.