Graduate Student Coaching
Congratulations you are in graduate school! Let the strategic fun begin. Surviving and thriving inside the academy, a space not built with everyone in mind, is no small task. You clearly have what it takes and none of us makes it through alone. Strategically plan and act with Dr. Jen Self who coaches through connection, authenticity, vulnerability, critical analyses of power, and drawing upon your strengths and genius to activate your community, familial, academic, and internal resources to see you meet your goals.
Organizational Diversity, Equity & Expansion Coaching, Facilitation, & Training
Our Brick 13 consultant network is fully equipped with some of Washington's brightest minds thinking about racial, gender, and social justice across the disciplines of education (K-12 & higher ed), government systems, nonprofits, corporate spaces, and more. We are energized and ready to work alongside you as you transform the culture, systems, policies, and practices of your organization to bring about equity and access for everyone. Jen Self is deeply connected to the Seattle and PNW communities. Brick 13's work is authentically connected to the fire, drive, creativity, passion, life experiences, identities, landscapes of knowledge, and diversity of thought of all our partners. Just like you, who we are is directly connected to our ability to bring our best selves to our work and to you.
Gender & Sexuality
With decades of experience founding & directing programs, consulting, researching, teaching, and creating brave and open spaces for queer, trans, nonbinary, two-spirit, and people of all diverse genders, gender expressions, and sexualities (DGS). This work cannot be done well unless it is done from an intersectional anti-racist perspective. Dr. Jen Self is here to guide you, your organizations, and your loved ones.
At Brick 13 we speak truth to power. If you have met our founder, you know, they are nothing if not present, authentic, and vulnerable. Jen speaks by telling stories, connecting with the audience/participants, and always with their signature fire and self-deprecating humor. Book Dr. Jen Self for keynotes, to emcee events, facilitate panels, host Q&A with special guests, and more!
Courses & Curriculum Auditing
Dr. Self is an educator and clinician who has been honing their intuition, observational, listening, critical thinking, and communication skills since childhood. Everything is virtual. When the pandemic of 2020 set in, Dr. Self thought distance training, teaching, and learning would lose its intimacy, energy, and immediacy. They have found quite the opposite. Jen always works in multi-racial partnerships or with a multi-racial team when doing racial justice work.
DEE Individual Coaching
After 30 years of working as an organizational leader, developer, program manager, and educator across numerous sectors (higher ed, nonprofits, government orgs, medical systems, corporations), our founder, Dr. Self, knows that it takes moment-to-moment intentional commitment to an intersectional anti-racist approach embedded throughout every aspect of one's work in order to resist, reform, and restructure deeply inequitable systems. We know you want to be a leader who is accountable, trusted, connected, supported, and who leads by elevating the work of those around you and getting out of the way. Let's get to work creating the kind of world in which we want to live!