We are experts in culture, leadership, and strategy and serve our clients with decades of experience in creating workplaces where people thrive. We are your strategic partner, guided with intentionality and knowledge, and dedicated to your organization’s short- and long-term goals. Our intentional efforts in the areas of Culture, Leadership, and DEI address the structural barriers that prevent access to success and provide meaningful tools to the organization and its leadership for sustainability.
We meet people where they are and offer tangible solutions and expert guidance for a lifetime of learning and growth. We are your partners in effectively establishing and supporting your equity initiatives and helping overcome pressing leadership and organizational challenges.
Fundamental Advisory engages with businesses, municipalities, law firms, and non-profits for a variety of DEI efforts including creating custom tailored workshops entitled “Conversations on Implicit Bias” in addition to other trainings sessions in the areas of cultural competency, creating an inclusive workplace, sexual harassment, and power dynamics at work.
• Bias in Decision Making
• DEI Foundations
• Racial Equity
• Gender Equity
• Allyship in Action
• Leadership Development: How to set expectations, give feedback, and hold
• Prioritization as Leader.
• Creating a Psychologically Safe Culture
• Empathy and Compassion as a Leader
• Microaggressions/Subtle Acts of Exclusion- Understanding Impact over Intent
• Creating an Inclusive and Equitable Culture
• Leveraging Your Position, Power, and Privilege
• How to Manage Conflict and Have Difficult Conversations
• Cultural Competency and Intelligence
• Inclusive Hiring & Onboarding
• Opening the Gate: From Gatekeeping to Gate Opening- Accessing More Opportunities for All
• Inclusive Leadership- One and Two Day Seminar
• Leadership Fundamentals (key aspects include- how to set expectations, give feedback, hold people accountability, and have difficult conversations)
• Sexual Harassment & Discrimination Compliance Training
• Cross Cultural Relationship Building and Management
We are experts in Diversity and Inclusion, and we are focused on helping companies optimize their bottom-line. We are your partners in effectively establishing and supporting your diversity initiatives or helping overcome pressing diversity and inclusion challenges. As your partners, we collaborate with your teams to develop processes and best practices that will become part of the culture of your company.
Fundamental Advisory understands that the work of creating a culture that is driven by equity and inclusion and realizing a diverse organization takes time and intention. This is a marathon not a sprint and you need expert coaches to get you there. We develop leaders to manage from anequitable lens and with solid inclusive leadership strategies. To that end, we offer Equity
Coaching that ensures leaders are equipped with the knowledge and skills to embed the principles of inclusion and equity within the organization. We utilize coaching strategies that are human-centered and individualized. We have a track record of coaching executives and leaders through culture challenges as well as for their own professional development. Coaching is a critical part of the overall work of DEI and must be done so in a consistent and thoughtful way.
We know that leaders face many challenges and often need trusted support to navigate their leadership hurdles as well as organizational hurdles. We support leaders by giving them the tools to thrive in their role and create cultures where innovation, respect, curiosity, and understanding are at the forefront. We offer confidential, candid spaces where leaders can come for guidance. We use an inquiry-based approach; we listen intentionally and offer expert support to leaders at all levels.
We have great success with our clients because we lean into relationships, trust-building, and awareness. We offer a variety of options to best fit your schedule. Most of the leaders we work with choose monthly or bi-weekly sessions to ensure consistent feedback and opportunities to discuss pressing issues. We offer a space for strategic conversations and actions to be discussed.
Fundamental Advisory was founded by a lawyer who understands that a key piece of the conversation about Diversity and Inclusion must be about systemic bias within the organization- within policies and procedures, hiring, retention and recruitment, and often times, the path to management. We fundamentally believe that a strong, deeply embedded DEI program is one of the best ways to mitigate risk and assure compliance.
Allegations of sexual harassment and other workplace harassment can be devastating to an organization as it shakes the culture and can have terrible ramifications for years to come. Prevention of harassment of discrimination cannot be realized by having a basic compliance-only mindset.
Mindy's journey was woven with the threads of justice from the very beginning. Raised in a
family that embraced community service as a way of life, she imbibed the principles of equality and responsibility from an early age. Her family's teachings made it clear that dismantling racism and sexism was a collective endeavor, not just the burden of those directly affected. This ethos guided Mindy's path, shaping her life's mission to drive profound racial equity.
Her compass pointed her towards the corridors of law school, where Mindy's passion for racial justice found its anchor. As a trial lawyer, she found herself in the crucible of human stories, uncovering biases, and confronting the entrenched web of institutional and systemic inequities. Through each case, she fought tenaciously for a more equitable system, unearthing the truth and advocating for fairness.
Nearly a decade entrenched in the frontlines of the criminal justice system refined Mindy's
perspective. It was here she harnessed the art of strategy, the courage to navigate challenging conversations, and a unique ability to forge connections. Armed with these potent skills, she pivoted into consulting, casting her net wider to initiate impactful change on a broader canvas.
In the year 2016, over a simple cup of coffee shared with a dear friend, the seeds of Fundamental Advisory were sown. A venture driven by Mindy's unwavering conviction and nurtured by her supportive network. Fundamental Advisory emerged as a vessel for Mindy to channel her talents into the legal, corporate, and governmental domains, amplifying her lifelong vision of propelling the wheels of racial and gender equity. Fundamental Advisory's team has grown and its reach has increased, but at the heart of all the work we do is aligned with dedication, focus, and expertise to increase equity across our world.
Since its inception, Fundamental Advisory's footprint has extended far and wide. Guided by
Mindy's vision, the consultancy has partnered with a diverse spectrum of clients spanning
industries. Behind each client's name lies an untold tapestry of triumph: success stories,
transformed cultures, barriers dismantled, and connections deepened. These achievements,
though reflected in a simple client list, illuminate the path towards progress, unity, and a more
Do you have a question? Want to schedule a speaking engagement? Does your company environment need some coaching on diversity? Contact us today!