About The Author


An expert at training leaders and facilitators to navigate difficult dialogues and triggering events, Dr. Kathy Obear has over 30 years of experience as an organizational development consultant and trainer specializing in inclusion, team and organizational effectiveness, conflict resolution, and change management. The focus of her on-going work is to increase passion, competence, and commitment to create inclusive, socially just environments for all members of an organization. Dr. Obear has facilitated “training of trainers” programs for student affairs professionals, faculty, and student leaders at numerous colleges and universities, and she has been a consultant to hundreds of universities, human service and K-12 organizations, and corporations across the United States and abroad.She is a co-founder of the Social Justice Training Institute (www.sjti.org) and a graduate professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

You can't give from an empty cup... You know this, but how do you live it?
Increase your Capacity, Resolve, and Resilience to continue making lasting change toward equity and inclusion by learning to:
  • Create sustainable energy
  • Develop a community of care
  • Take care of yourself
How do you know if this book is for you?
If you’re continuously working, throwing your whole self in, and find yourself feeling:
  • Exhausted
  • Burnt out
  • Depressed
  • Defeated
  • Depleted
  • Stressed
  • Adrenaline overload
Who are the activists and change agents that need this book?
  • People in organizations
  • People on campuses
  • People in schools
  • Parents
  • Teachers
  • Activists
  • Anyone feeling the need to fight for justice, equity, and create transformation for greater inclusion