Guiding the natural emergence of leadership
At DOULA DESIGNS we promote individual, organizational and community wellbeing using cutting edge leadership and organizational practices. Doula Designs is a dynamic team of diverse practitioners who discovered among themselves a powerful confluence of skills, expertise and experience. Working with the metaphor of a Doula (midwife) we work with transformational processes to bring about an alternate future for communities and organizations. We won’t just stand on the sidelines; we invite you to become more intentionally engaged in your own transformation.
Lucia Alcántara provides services in organizational development, strategic thinking and change management. She is dedicated to adult learning in communities, workplace and higher education. Lucia provides facilitation and consulting services to New York City Government, Rio de Janeiro’s Ministry of Health, Brazil and NGO’s in Lima, Peru, and Nairobi, Kenya. She is the author of “How Social Change Agents Produce Knowledge in Cooperative Inquiry Groups” (2010). Her passion lies in social development and designs and delivers entrepreneurial education for girls and women as an avenue to poverty eradication. Lucia holds an MPA from Baruch College, an Ed. D. in Adult Learning and Leadership from Columbia University, and was a Rotary Peace Fellow in Thailand.
Nancy Fritsche Eagan collaborates with leaders, organizations, and neighborhoods to create meaningful change through conversations that matter. She is the founder of a consulting business that provides leadership, facilitation and project management services in the public, private and social sectors. She works closely with the City of New York in providing these services to its many agencies. Nancy also specializes in healing community trauma by using the Sanctuary Model®. Nancy serves on the board of Women's Initiatives for a Sustainable Earth; advised the NGO CSW for the UN Commission on the Status of Women; and stewards the international Art of Hosting/ Participatory Leadership network and The Circle Way. She is a member at the Center for Social Innovation in NYC. Nancy received an M.S.W. from Hunter College School of Social Work.
Diane Jordan-Grizzard is a catalyst in bringing about an alternate future in personal and organizational life; inspiring individuals and teams to lead from aspiration. With 20 years of non-profit management experience Diane designs and facilitates learning opportunities that encourage individuals to unlock their purpose, passion, and power. She collaborates with Peter Block in civic engagement and community development in Cincinnati, Ohio. While living in Liberia, Diane volunteered for the World Health Organization, served as a midwife, and owned a business. Her experiences during the military coup d’état were integrated into her first book Free Soil (2010). She is also the author of Are You Riding in the Back Seat of Your Own Dream (2013). Diane holds an M.Ed. from University of Cincinnati and a Certification in Organization and Human Resources Development.
Eileen Cooper Reed, dedicates herself to leadership development and has significant experience in non-profit management. A longtime child advocate Eileen led the Cincinnati and State of Ohio Offices of the Children’s Defense Fund. She engages individuals, organizations and neighborhoods in education and healthcare policy advocacy. Eileen is a community builder and assists in navigating the complexities of systemic change. She is an inspirational speaker with significant experience in facilitation, coaching, leadership development and non-profit management. Eileen is completing her second term on the Cincinnati Board of Education and currently serves as President. Eileen received a Juris Doctorate in theLaw from the University of Cincinnati College of Law.