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Alethea Cheng Fitzpatrick

Diversity and Inclusion Certificate from Cornell University

Myers-Briggs Certified Practitioner

Advanced Certified Coach with the Gaia Project for Women's Leadership

Licensed Architect in the State of New York

 

Hi, I’m Alethea Cheng Fitzpatrick, and I am a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion consultant with a focus on leadership & team development, gender & race equity, workplace culture and business integration.

I help people, teams, and organizations create culture transformation through inclusion and belonging so we can all leverage our potential to do our best work while leading fulfilling lives.

As a strategist, I love to collaborate on articulating vision and strategy, but I am also an action-oriented project manager who knows how to get results through implementation.

As a skilled and experienced coach and facilitator, I can uncover obstacles and next steps that others have a harder time seeing, thus helping people get unstuck and create the results they want.

My best work happens when I have the opportunity to impact all aspects of an organization through an integrated approach that combines strategy, assessment, facilitation, coaching, and implementation in order to execute on mission, vision, and ideas.

I hold a Diversity and Inclusion Certificate from Cornell University, am an MBTI Certified Practitioner and an Advanced Certified Coach with the Gaia Project for Women’s Leadership where I also served as COO in 2018. My clients include local non-profit organizations such as MDRC, NYIC, Brooklyn Children’s Museum, play:groundNYC, & Camp Fort Greene, as well as corporate and private clients in media, architecture, finance, healthcare, investment banking, research, and more. 

Here are some of the ways we can work together:

What is it like to work with me?

  • As a consultant coming into a company or organization from the outside, I can hold space for both the organization’s and the individual’s best interests and see opportunities for where and how to align them.

  • My special talent is in assessing current conditions, listening to and validating concerns and needs, and envisioning possibilities while also seeing the steps that are needed to turn that vision into a reality.

  • I help people, teams, and organizations get unstuck.

  • I am naturally passionate, energetic and committed to what I believe in.

Want to find out more? Let’s talk.

Book a consult and let’s chat!

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What else should you know about me?

  • As an architect, I’ve worked for a small 4-person firm, various mid-sized firms, and the largest architecture firm in the world

  • I’ve managed multi-million dollar contracts, projects as large as 1.4m square feet, and a team that was billing at up to $100K/week

  • I’ve negotiated six and seven figure contracts and change orders

  • I’ve presented to billionaire company owners, as well as CEOs, CFOs and other senior executives at major brands

  • I’ve helped to pitch and win major architectural projects

  • I’ve helped to manage multi-million dollar profit centers - assigning resources, designing a performance evaluation system, reviewing resumes and interviewing candidates, leading in-house strategic planning, implementing team and professional development programs and providing project manager training

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I stand for people.

And here’s what I believe:

I believe that when we allow people to align with the greatest value that they can create, their innate preferences, and what naturally energizes them, and when they can understand how to help others to do the same, we can all increase our impact without sacrificing ourselves or others in the process.

I believe in the power of acceptance as a means of understanding what is - it doesn’t mean we have to like it or that we can’t work towards changing it, but we first have to face the reality of where we are starting from.

I believe that boundaries are essential to protect ourselves and each other, and that being assertive means advocating for ourselves without stepping on others.

I believe in speaking up and using our voices, but also in understanding the reasons why this might be hard or downright dangerous for ourselves or others to do so.

I believe that understanding the four levels of oppression (internalized, interpersonal, institutional and systemic) and how they are interrelated is foundational in bringing about change.

I believe that inclusive leadership leads to increased creativity and innovation.

I believe that community has the power to dismantle existing hierarchies that are harmful to all.

I believe that we need to listen with the same passion that we want to be heard.

I believe that cultivating women, including women of color, as leaders will make the world a better place for all.

Want to find out more about bringing me in to work with your company or organization, or working with me as your coach?

Let’s talk.

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Bio

Alethea Cheng Fitzpatrick is a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Consultant with a focus on leadership & team development, gender and race equity, workplace culture, and business integration.

Her mission is to help people, teams, and organizations create culture transformation through inclusion and belonging so we can all leverage our potential to do our best work while leading fulfilling lives.

As a consultant, Alethea loves to collaborate on articulating vision and strategy, but she is also an action-oriented implementer who knows how to integrate disparate and complex elements into an aligned approach that brings the vision to life.

As a skilled and experienced coach and facilitator, she can uncover obstacles and next steps that others have a harder time seeing, thus helping people and organizations get unstuck and create the results they want.

Alethea’s best work happens when she has the opportunity to impact all aspects of an organization through an integrated approach that combines strategy, assessment, facilitation, coaching, and implementation in order to execute on mission, vision, and ideas.

Throughout her career, she has demonstrated that she is adept at dealing with ambiguity while driving the work forward and enjoys the stimulation of pivoting among priorities, and collaborating with multiple thought-partners and strategic allies at all levels of an organization.

Alethea holds a Diversity and Inclusion Certificate from Cornell University, is an MBTI Certified Practitioner and an Advanced Certified Coach with the Gaia Project for Women’s Leadership where she also served as COO in 2018. Her clients include local non-profit organizations such as MDRC, NYIC, Brooklyn Children’s Museum, play:groundNYC, & Camp Fort Greene, as well as corporate and private clients in media, architecture, finance, healthcare, investment banking, research, and more.

Alethea was previously a family and brand photographer and the founder of Photosanity where she helped parents find joy and connection through photographing their kids.

Starting out her career in architecture, Alethea has a BArch from Pratt Institute and almost 20 years of experience managing workplace strategy and corporate headquarters projects for clients such as WarnerMedia, Warner Muisc Group, HBO, CNN, Nike, Sony, Nokia, MTV Networks, Disney Publishing, Media Planning Group, Bates Advertising, Day, Berry & Howard, Newmark Knight Frank, Aileron, & Alexander McQueen.

She was an Associate at STUDIOS Architecture, Senior Associate at Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership, and Associate and Senior Project Manager at Gensler.

Born and brought up in the UK, Alethea lives in Brooklyn with her husband and her 7 and 10 year old boys.

Alethea has been interviewed on 1010WINS and featured in The Daily Mail, Cool Mom Picks, Apartment Therapy, Ask Moxie, Mom365, The Gaia Project for Women's Leadership, and A Child Grows in Brooklyn.