The work of creating more equitable and inclusive organizations is dynamic journey requiring commitment, solid leadership and active engagement from all. Maketa is experienced leading systemic change efforts through all phases of the journey.


Authentic and informed relationships are the foundation for creating more equitable and inclusive organizations. Cultivating relational space creates connection, which supports engagement, which leads to understanding and shift.


Relevant and leading edge theory informs the journey. Distilled language and insightful models support the learning that leads to understanding. Bridging the gap between theory and practice with powerful simulations supports change at the level of the head and the heart.

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Whether for a half-day training or a multi-year partnership, Maketa's approach to the journey toward organizational equity and inclusion recognizes diversity awareness - of self and others - as a continuously integrated element. However true equity requires that we travel further as we develop and apply a racial equity lens that invites us to examine systemic racism, Whiteness, barriers to access and inclusion, and shifting power, to name a few. Based on over 15 years of experience leading this work, understanding and engaging these elements is critical to influencing change at all levels.

journey metaphor invites individuals and organizations to recognize the many unknowns that emerge as we engage this work together. We encounter challenges, gain new perspectives, reach new heights and learn to see ourselves and our community in new ways. Through committed, ongoing engagement, and clear strategic goals and strategies individuals and systems are able to move toward authentic, anti-racist practice

Clients call on Maketa to lead equity and inclusion journeys that:

• Create courageous, masterfully facilitated spaces for discomfort which leads to critical understanding and new behaviors

• Lead to organizational strategies that support active, ongoing, long-term engagement

• Offer tangible skills and tools that support individual and organizational equity efforts

There is no one-size fits all model for creating equitable and inclusive communities. Every phase of the journey is designed to respond to the unique situation and needs of the group. Within a framework of best practices gained through years of successful systemic change efforts, Maketa engages the group where they are on their journey by offering the right tools, strategies, theories or process at the right time. Being responsive rather than prescriptive is at the core of his approach.

Where does your journey begin?

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Maketa is a Seattle based master facilitator and trainer leading organizational development efforts for non-profit, educational, government, and corporate organizations.

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Maketa was a remarkably insightful facilitator, with a seemingly innate ability to take our assessment comments and move them to a higher perspective, "for the betterment of all." His even-handed, accepting-of-all approach allowed each to feel their input was valued. He was complimentary and supportive throughout the day and seamlessly adjusted the day's schedule to meet our groups pace. What an impressive human being!

Children's Hospital, participant