The Hmntycntrd team
HmntyCntrd® is an award-winning organization that's committed to transforming the status quo of what it means to be human-centered in our professional and personal lives through community, courses, and consulting. We leverage our intersectional expertise across counseling, sociology, UX, and intercultural communication to create unique tools and training to support people in their commitment to personal and professional growth.
We work with a limited number of companies and organizations in order to provide personalized and innovative solutions that lead to lasting change, mobilize catalysts within teams, and keep organizational discouragement at bay.
Let's start a conversation, we'd love to learn how we can support you and your teams!
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We provide innovative, equity-centered and trauma-informed consulting that impacts organizational culture and business goals.
We work with a limited amount of organizations who are willing to choose courage over comfort & can commit to the work required to do so.
We don't want you to be in a codependent relationship with us. We want to be your partner and give you the tools to grow and flourish with and without us.
If you think conversations about privilege, accountability, injustice, racism, or trauma aren't important in the workplace ... you won't like working with us.
There is no HmntyCntrd without the work that Samantha does behind the scenes! You'll find her engaging closely with the backend needs of current and prospective members & bringing structure and order to the rest of the HmntyCntrd team!
Alba is one of our Facilitators and spearheads research initiatives that help us better serve the community. She is an independent User Experience Researcher who specializes in designing for the social sector. Her projects focus on underserved populations such as refugees, low-income parents, and formerly incarcerated youth. In addition to working with community organizations, she has also worked on projects with the Harvard Kennedy School and Rochester City School District.
Behzod is one of our Facilitators and is an independent researcher and consultant who helps people bring rigor to their curiosity. He currently runs Yet Another Studio, where he works with organizations to develop intentional, responsible, and sustainable practices of learning.
Dr. Danielle Hodge (she/her/hers) is a Facilitator at HmntyCntrd and an Assistant Professor of Communication with specialization in African American Studies, critical race theory, and critical hip hop studies at the University of Colorado Boulder. Dr. Hodge has always been concerned with how racism and its intersecting oppressions are embedded in our everyday talk, communicative practices, institutions, and overall society and interrogates how white supremacy informs and shapes our identities, beliefs, and attitudes. Her research and teaching employ a critical race theoretical approach to identity, culture, and language, and examines how systems of oppression impact marginalized groups and are discursively reproduced, maintained, and resisted.
Sam Katz enjoys making movies that make grownups reckon with their own humanity. He specializes in intimate human stories and has directed dozens of short docs and promos for nonprofits large and small. His video work has raised money for sexual abuse survivors, gender equity, and trans rights has been featured online by the likes of Melinda Gates and Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
Vivianne Castillo is the Founder of HmntyCntrd® and brings 8+ years of psychology and research experience spanning multiple contexts, cultures, and industries and her work and opinions have been written about in Slate, Fortune, Huffington Post, Fast Company, ELLE Magazine. She has a strong track record influencing executives, educating others on trauma-informed care, & empowering others to challenge the status quo at Fortune 500 companies. She credits her previous experience as a human services professional, her multi-cultural upbringing, and her love for cognitive behavioral psychology as major influences on her approach to entrepreneurship, organizational design, and innovation.