ERIN TRENT JOHNSON

Nourishment Retreat For Women Of Color 2021

Virginia Beach, Virginia

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Erin Trent Johnson

 

Erin Trent Johnson is the CEO, principal coach, and founder of Community Equity Partners (CEP) a coaching and leadership development firm that helps leaders and organizations in the education, non-profit, government, finance, legal, and tech sectors committed to creating equitable practices and culture. Erin also serves as the Senior Advisor for The Equity Lab.

As a coach, facilitator, consultant and speaker, Erin supports people experiencing marginalization and domination who may lose their voice, breath, dreams, and hope. For people who benefit from marginalization and domination there is a loss of relationships, humanity, and creativity.  Therefore, Erin’s approach to coaching and facilitation focuses on Liberated Leadership: a heart-centered and mindful practice built upon her deep belief that when people are resourced with curiosity, compassion, courage, creativity, conscious relationships and community, they will have the skills to liberate themselves from systems of oppression. From this place people who have been oppressed or benefited from oppression can dream, hope and transform the systemic barriers to equity in a sustainable way. 

Liberated Leadership also employs a model of cross-racial coaching that centers on consciousness raising for white leaders and leaders of color working together to dismantle the systems of oppression within and around them. Liberated Leadership releases the skills and power of individuals and teams to address the intersecting issues of oppression including racism, classism, ableism, heterosexism, and sexism. 

Erin’s seventeen years of experience and leadership in education, community organizing and training of thousands of people nationwide allows her to support leaders in solving their own problems of equity and community building.  Prior to founding CEP, Erin led a racial equity initiative across multiple K-12 public schools including professional development leadership training, and family and community engagement in Philadelphia. As an organizer, Erin founded a community health and empowerment initiative and led corporate social responsibility for a mission-driven retail business. 

As a coach and facilitator, Erin works with national experts on anti-oppression including Robin Diangelo, PhD author of White Fragility and Leticia Nieto, PhD, author of Beyond Inclusion, Beyond Empowerment: A Developmental Strategy to Liberate Everyone. Erin has also been trained in Cultural Somatics by Resmaa Manekem, author of My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies.

Erin is a Certified Professional Coach trained by Leadership That Works; and has received racial equity training through The National Equity Project, People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, The Racial Empowerment Collaborative at the University of Pennsylvania, and The National Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity (SEED) Project. Erin is also trained in cultural somatics, action methods, group process and perspectives of socionomy. Erin has a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the Fels School of Government at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Hampton University. As a mother, wife, daughter and sister, Erin dreams for all people to be free to see a world without walls and imagine a liberated future. 

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