"Service is the rent you pay for room on this earth." - Shirley Chishlom
Hello. My Name is Daveda. It's a pleasure to meet you.
In all I do, I focus on bringing people and ideas together. I love to take on challenges and projects that provide me the opportunity to lift the voices and share the stories of communities that are systemically and circumstantially silenced. Usually I do this type of work as a facilitator, coach, or strategist working within communities, municipalities, organizations, and leadership teams. However, I also lift the same voices and stories as an artist and author.
In 2016, I launched Soul Light Collaborative, an entity committed to the healing and transformation of individuals, organizations, and communities. Soul Light Collaborative is a commitment between entrepreneurs to work together on causes and projects we believe can and will change the world for the better. We believe in providing our clients with processes and products designed to do difficult work while ensuring everyone’s dignity and respect remain intact.
Before launching Soul Light Collaborative, I served simultaneously as the president of Nyawela Consulting and in various roles in education, foundations, and for profit companies. Over the course of my career I have served as a high school teacher, curriculum designer, professional facilitator, university administrator, senior project manager, supervisor for small and large local and national teams. In each role I have been lucky enough to also act as a change agent, inspiration monger, manifestation strategist, and collaborator.
I count it amongst the great privileges of my life work in service to and partnership with individuals, organizations and communities committed to lifting that which is joy-filled, just, equitable, and good.