Niambi is the Founder and Chief Learning Officer of Earth Purpose Institute For Divine Understanding a fearless, nurturing, inclusive, and uniquely transformative online learning environment. Earth Purpose Institute offers an integrated holistic approach to personal growth, social transformation, and innovation - in both the community and the workplace. She is also the architect of the ground-breaking Pro-Inclusional Leadership™ Training Model.
Niambi is also the CEO and Lead Consultant for Cross Cultural Agility, LLC. where she trains, coaches, facilitates and consults individuals and corporations on issues supporting cultural intelligence and new pathways to inclusion. She is an Author, Cultural Agility Strategist, Cultural Intelligence Specialist, and has spent the past 30 years working as a Transformation Advocate. Her expertise includes: executive coaching, cultural audits, facilitation/training, strategic J.E.D.I. (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) initiatives, and building inclusive leadership teams. She has worked with individual executives, teams, and organizations from around the world. She is also a Trauma-Sensitive HeartMath® Certified Practitioner.
As the Principal Consultant for Cross Cultural Agility, LLC., Niambi serves as a subject matter expert and consultant to organizations, working with both leadership and staff. She provides creative strategic support, utilizing principles from the Design Thinking methodology, psychology, mindfulness, and various spiritual modalities on matters of diversity management and inclusive practices in educational and workplace cultures. She offers executive coaching, advice and guidance to supervisors and managers on best practices associated with leading staff/employees from diverse backgrounds and perspectives. Her innovative processes assist in aligning inclusion initiatives with her client's organizational mission, goals, strategies and metrics.
Niambi's latest book, "What Color Is Your Soul: Healing The Illusion Of Our Separateness", was published in 2019. She is also a co-contributor to the book "African Americans and Community Engagement in Higher Education", published by SUNY Press, and the author of "Project Butterfly: Supporting Young Women and Girls of African Descent Through the Transitions of Life", and "Inspiring the Souls of Our Girls."
She is the Founder Emeritus of The Butterfly Movement, where she utilizes the symbolism of the caterpillar/butterfly metamorphosis to foster emotional and spiritual transformation in women and girls. She is also the Founder and a Lead Facilitator for Project Butterfly where she continues to empower women who in turn empower girls. She also led the nationally acclaimed residential summer camp experience, Camp Butterfly from 2004 - 2015.
She has served on American Camp Association's National Board for two consecutive three-year terms, their National Board's Development Committee, Diversity and Inclusion Sub-Committee and National Conference Program Planning Committee. She is a faculty member of Expert Online Training, and has been a member of the National Diversity Council. Niambi has served as a Professional Advisor to graduate students at DePaul University's School for New Learning, and is currently a Program Faculty member of the Art of Living Retreat Center in Boone, NC. Niambi is also a former virtual facilitator for Unlikely Conversations and is a Certified Minister.
Niambi has been featured in Essence and Ebony Magazines, MSN.com and Oprah's Angel Network and has been a regular contributor to ACA's Camping Magazine. Niambi has also been recognized by the State of Illinois and Essence Magazine as a woman who is "shaping the world."
Through her spiritually grounded perspective, she helps participants in her programs to transform and heal to higher levels of unity consciousness by lovingly addressing ancestral challenges, unconscious biases, and divisive mindsets. Niambi guides others in their struggle to understand the ways these mindsets and racism, privilege, and prejudice operate in their minds, hearts, and spirits. Her workshops, seminars, and retreats are designed to help people understand who they really are, release negative emotions, and to re-calibrate individual and collective vibrations to higher levels - ultimately back to our universal oneness.
Niambi is also a licensed spiritualist minister in the State of North Carolina.