What Our Clients Are Saying
I personally attended one of Dr. Narishkin’s Workshops. Her presentation, stories, and activities (not role playing situations) are informative and thought provoking. I went to her training, Outsmarting Unconscious Bias with a huge assumption that ‘she wasn’t talking about anything that I needed to know about.’ It was eye-opening to learn to see situations from a different perspective and how it impacts the people we serve and the people we serve with! After the Workshop, I was so excited to bring Dr. Narishkin to us to add to our volunteer training.
Volunteer Coordinator, St. Louis
During our workshop on Cultural Proficiency, Amy effectively presented research on majority culture and its impact on each of us, unpacked fears behind the audience’s reservation to share thoughts and feelings about social justice, and gave context by offering a big picture of how culture is created and sustained. And most importantly, she affirmed and modeled positive responses to different perspective; thus, encouraging further dialogue and relationship building. As a result, during the workshop, the teachers were able to comfortably and civilly share insight and growth about their new understanding of race and social justice.
Educational Consultant, St. Louis
As a leader of an organization, it is our obligation to raise awareness and understanding of cultural differences. By participating in the Empowering Partners Workshop Series, Taking the Lead with Diversity, I learned that 65% of the population tends to minimize the differences between us, which in the ends stunts our emotional growth and ability to move forward. Amy provides great tools and brings people together on a personal level that increases and promotes cultural awareness. Because both employees and customers experience safety and belonging, this Workshop Series has increased both collaboration and productivity in our workplace.
Chief Executive Officer, St. Louis
It is so easy to think you’re always right and close out other people’s ideas or to take the easy road simply because it is easier. Dr. Narishkin’s Workshop, Taking the Lead with Diversity helped me to uncover my natural bias tendencies and open my way of thinking to consider the road less traveled. After completing the course, I am able to be a more effective and collaborative team member by listening carefully to others’ for greater understanding and seeking ways to make the end result more powerful for all of us involved. The kicker is, I always thought I did this…until I took this class and my eyes were opened, and now I know better.
Transport Office Manager, St. Louis
This Workshop Series was definitely an eye-opening and beneficial experience that I will use for the rest of my life both personally and professionally. Thank you, Amy.
Operations Manager, St. Louis
Dr. Amy Narishkin – great passion, great energy, great topic!
CEO, St. Louis
Dr. Amy Narishkin did a great job creating a safe space for our participants to explore unconscious bias and how their predisposed ways of thinking and processing the world can get in the way of relating well to others. Amy modeled well a reflective attitude that listened to and honored each person’s story and experience. Our participants had incredibly positive feedback for Amy’s content and style!
Executive Director, St. Louis
I’ve never been one to do something intentionally to hurt someone’s feelings. And thanks to this workshop I now have the power to bring up uncomfortable topics and find solutions with the people I work with.
Driver, St. Louis
As we learned in the Workshop, putting yourself in someone else’s shoes was very beneficial to me. I had gotten so caught up in just the day-to-day of running the location that I have forgotten to look through the eyes of my younger employees. When I slow down and stop to listen to them to talk to one another, and to me about themselves, I have much better communication with them. The other day, I was listening to one of my employees talk to another co-worker about what was going on in his life. It made me realize that how I was approaching him was the wrong way. I was making him feel defensive but not listening. One afternoon recently, we talked without anyone around and he opened up to me more about what was going on. It was encouraging to understand and what I could do to help. Also, I shared with him my past and what I have had to overcome with some of the challenges in my life. The end result are that I was able to walk in his shoes and he was able to walk in mine. Since our talk I have seen a change for the better with him being more understanding toward his co-workers and not letting the small stuff get to him.
Manager, St. Louis
Dr. Amy Nariskin is a dedicated professional coach, insightful strategist, and a caring educator with a robust heart of an advocate. The successful approaches employed by Amy as a facilitator and the innovative group interactions under her leadership that have benefited many professionals, adult learners, and corporate leaders, have been a great blessing to me as well. Dr. Amy Nariskin provided me with the professional help that further advanced my abilities and cognitive skills. Her unique skill sets and her passion to improve others have helped advance me to become more specialized in my mission and better equipped to develop others. As a developing consultant and facilitator myself, Amy has been an immeasurable supporter and mentor in my life. I believe Amy was born to motivate, impart, educate, and activate the potential in others. I applaud her faithfulness, support her mission, and appreciate her integrity.
Pastor, St. Louis