Dr. Miriam Sekandi

About Me

Miriam is a multipassionate who wears many hats through her work transforming individuals, families, communities, and organizations across the world. Elite life coach and mentor, keynote speaker and international best-selling author of It Takes a Village to Wreck a Child, Miriam is sought after for her transformational work as an activator for deconstructing oppression and conditioning for societal change.

Over the past three decades, Miriam has provided post-secondary teacher training experiences internationally to in-service and pre-service teachers in preparation for the diversity in education spaces. She has also partnered with various government and non-government organizations across Canada over the past two decades, to share her knowledge and expertise on breaking family trauma cycles and dismantling systemic oppression.

Miriam is a wife, mom of four (3 adult children and a teenager) and a glamma to the sweetest girl.
To help families and organizations overcome socio-cultural conditioning and create culturally inclusive environments.
Whether you are an individual or a complex organization, I lead you through a complete audit of your life or organizational practices. Whether it is a long drawn out process or a quick audit, I meet you where your comfort level is.

However, my audit inquiry approach pushes you out of your comfort zone which is where you don’t want to remain any way, and into a new space where I invite you to explore possibilities you have not yet considered. Truth is my guiding light to your full truth. Together we co-create the life or organizational culture you desire.

It Takes A Village To Wreck A Child

In this book, you are taken on an epic journey that summons you to examine how you have been inviting the village to be active participants in the raising of your children. While it may come across as a biography, it is intended as a powerful reflective and healing tool for you as a parent, as well as someone who was parented by the village. While the parent may be well intentioned by inviting or allowing the village to participate in the collective raising of children, the repercussions may be adverse.

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Keynote Talks

Give your team the motivational boost they need to switch their mindset and reignite their passion for work and life. With the chaos rife in the world today, so many people have lost hope and drive, are mentally struggling to keep up, and this affects their performance, at work, home and in the community at large. Miriam’s bold persona has garnered attention with the way she addresses the intrapersonal and interpersonal diversity challenges that plague individuals and organizations. Miriam’s approach goes beyond just talking, she uses a combination of research and life experiences to develop her frameworks, so she equips her clientele with the tools to effect lasting change.

Consultation & Training

When was the last time your organization received an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Health Check? Most company / organizational policies are steeped in colonial approaches and systemic disparities that do not take into consideration the changing times. Team members and clients are more diverse and so is the world outside the organization, so it is time for all organizations to bring their policies and practices up to par with the realities of their team members and clientele.

Miriam is available to complete an EDI health check of your organization which would include a complete audit of team members experiences with and interpretations of the policies and practices, an independent and collaborative review of the policies and practices with select members of the organization and develop an action plan to propose and effect any changes if required.

You can also boost your teams’ confidence in your leadership by taking advantage of Dr Miriam’s high level team mentorship or professional development workshops on Anti-Racism & Anti Oppression in the Workplace, Intercultural Awareness, Intercultural Communication at Work, Compassion Fatigue and Mental Health First Aid.

Life & Family Mentorship

Did you know that having a mentor is the most important decision you can ever make in your life? Work place promotions are 5X more likely to occur for mentees and 6X for mentors (Gartner 2006). 86% of individuals with mentors are more likely to stay long with a company. 93% of people with small businesses have drawn on mentorship to succeed (Forbes 2019).

Mentorship is not an option. It is foundational to life’s success. And this includes personal, family, financial, career etc., success. Long term mentorship is important for long term consistency and success.

Miriam offers individuals and families opportunities a mentorship relationship in which she helps them develop their goals, shares scientifically proven tools that dismantle the status quo, and ensures they accelerate towards and attain their goals.

She also provides parenting tools to help break intergenerational family patterns that keep children in oppressive states, improve parent-child communication, and, break down any limitations that prevent family members from achieving an extraordinary life.

By mentoring with Dr Miriam, each individual will harness their divine gifts and take action steps outside the limits that have been set for them by society.

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