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LeAja Consulting, LLC

IDI Qualifier | Educational Consultant | Restorative Justice Circle-keeper | Time to Teach Associate | Intercultural Competence Facilitator | Contributing Author | Professional Coach for Educators

LeAja Consulting, LLC supports educational institutions, corporate entities, and community organizations that have an interests in creating and/or sustaining a diverse and inclusive environment.

Increase positive relationships and intercultural competence between individuals with the support of LeAja Consulting, LLC.

Supporting you create a community where people can be their authentic self to increase engagement and produce positive outcomes, is our goal.

"I was surprised that I overestimated my level of intercultural competence."

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Consulting with Purpose

Diversity, Belonging, Equity, and Inclusion-

Building Diverse and Inclusive Communities

Riveting, outspoken, and bold, born in Dover, Delaware, Tiana Batiste-Waddell lived in Europe prior to moving stateside to Texas before calling South Bend, Indiana her home. Tiana completed her undergraduate and a graduate degree from Indiana University South Bend, along with several certifications in the scope of diversity, equity, and inclusion; including the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI),  Her passion for providing equitable learning and working environments for all led her to start LeAja Consulting, LLC, a consulting business focused on improving intercultural competence among individuals to produce equitable results through the primary use of the IDI. Tiana has been in education for over 20 years, more recently serving as the Chief Academic Officer for Benton Harbor Area Schools in Benton Harbor, Michigan. 

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