Resmaa Menakem, MSW, LICSW, SEP
Resmaa Menakem, MSW, LICSW, SEP, New York Times bestselling author of My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies, is a visionary Justice Leadership coach, organizational strategist, and master trainer. Resmaa is a leading voice in today's conversation on racialized trauma. As described by On Being with Krista Tippett, Resmaa "activates the wisdom of ancestors and a very new science, about how all of us carry the history and traumas behind everything we collapse into the word "race" in our bodies." He illuminates why all the best laws and diversity training have not gotten us anywhere near healing. Resmaa created Cultural Somatics, which utilizes the body and resilience as mechanisms for growth.
As a therapist, trauma specialist, and the founder of Justice Leadership Solutions, a leadership consultancy firm, Resmaa Menakem dedicates his expertise to coaching leaders through civil unrest, organizational change, and community building. He helps "Justice Leaders realize their potential in the areas of Equity and Race." Resmaa's embodied approach, which he calls Somatic Abolitionism, is a living, embodied philosophy that requires endurance, stamina, and discernment. These can be built, day by day, through reps. These reps will temper and condition your body, your mind, and your soul.
Resmaa successfully coaches, trains, and speaks to a diversified array of Justice Leaders, community activists, police leaders, non-profit executives, CEOs, collegiate and professional athletic directors/managers, healthcare professionals, educators, government and judicial leaders, and the list goes on. Resmaa helps leaders examine and begin to heal the trauma of racialization that thwarts emergence. He coaches leaders on how to do the embodied work to gain the cultural maturity to lead and build community within themselves, their groups, organizations, and movements.
Financial: Resmaa Menakem is the founder/president of Justice Leadership Solutions. He is the owner of Unbound Therapy Resources.
Non-financial: Resmaa Menakem is a member of the National Association of Black Social Workers; the National Association of Social Workers; and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.