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Altagracia Montilla
Freedom Reader's Book Club

A.M. Consulting

Freedom Readers

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Transformation at Teens Take Charge
Transformation at Teens Take Charge

Transformation at Teens Take Charge

I believe that it’s important to share tales that inspire us. In these times especially, it means something to honor the stories of people and collectives that model courage, humanity, and bravery. We must uplift the movements, moments, and spaces — big or small — that help shift paradigms. Our work at A.M. Consulting includes [...]
Announcing The Seeds of Change Institute
Announcing The Seeds of Change Institute

Announcing The Seeds of Change Institute

Dear community, A.M. Consulting has been committed to supporting organizations via intimate, 1-to-1 partnerships since our inception.  It's been a pleasure to support our partners through some of the most important transitions in their history, and we're grateful to continue that work. In this work, there are no one-size-fits-all solutions to the unique and varied organizational [...]
Report Your Organization
Report Your Organization

Report Your Organization

Bringing attention to inequities that exist within your workplace is a brave thing to do, but it’s not always a safe thing to do. In addition to the risk of being personally penalized by leadership, being the person to speak up about inequities can be frustrating and exhausting. We will shoulder that burden for you. […]

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    Gifts

    Gifts

    Resources created and curated by Altagracia Montilla

    Principles
    of Anti-Racism

    Boulders that Get in the Way of Antiracism

    Habits of an Equity Centered Leader

    Conflict Bravery

    Antiracist Transformation

    The Principles of Antiracism

    Playlists

    Parable Playlist

    "I don’t know whether good times are coming back again. But I know that won’t matter if we don’t survive these times.”
    -Octavia E. Butler, Parable of the Sower

    Medicine for the Freedom Dreamer’s Spirit

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    "I truly believe that what we shared and learned and created in this space is something that transcends space and time."
    - Altagracia Montilla, Freedom Readers Virtual Book Club

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    Freedom Readers

    Freedom Reader's Book Club

    Freedom Readers Book Club

    Freedom Readers is the nation’s only virtual book club designed specifically for people committed to social justice and freedom dreaming.

    Freedom Readers is an enchanted space, curated by strategist, facilitator, freedom dreamer, conflict coach, and healer, Altagracia Montilla.

    Freedom Readers goes beyond the book. This book club is curated to heal and nourish the minds, hearts, and spirits of readers who dare to dream of a world more beautiful than the one we know (more just, loving, caring, etc.). We leverage the magic of community and connection to inspire the most imaginative parts of ourselves.

    Freedom Readers is a safe space. All freedom readers are screened through an application process so all members know they’re in the company of their tribe – social justice and freedom dreaming folx.

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    Medicine for the Freedom Dreamer’s Spirit

    Freedom Readers connects people in profound and unprecedented ways across difference and across distance. Here, we’ve made magic happen in the midst of chaos.

    I designed Freedom Readers to be a healing space, but the amount of healing that’s taken place in the few years is already greater than I ever imagined it could be. While the books are a fun focal point, the books are not what heals – healing comes from the connection with like-minded people, the safety to take a breath, breathing in shared space with people who also envision liberation and freedom. Healing is being amongst people who get it. We pour into each other through the gifts of listening and sharing. We pour into each other by making each other feel seen, heard, and loved.

    The truth is, the greatest and most inspiring stories are actually the ones we carry with us. So we do something different in the special Freedom Readers series, Medicine for the Freedom Readers Spirit. We put down the texts to explore the stories that already exist within us, within our hearts and spirits. The tools for creating the future, the world we want to see exist, lie within us – we are the ones we’ve been waiting for.

    Each time we meet, we gather around a prompt to help us see ourselves and each other beyond the surface. We take the time to reflect and to unpack independently and collectively. Together, we share laughter, joy, and inspiration; together, we are a movement; together, we embody resistance through community and care. This kind of radical connection, community, and reflection is powerful – It is medicine for the freedom dreamer’s spirit.

    What takes place in this space is beyond what I imagined it to be. I’m dedicated to creating more spaces for radical healing and radical connection in this way.

    Stay tuned for details regarding the Freedom Readers retreat.

    Spirit of Our Culture

    We are a community made up of individuals who lead with love, and value and respect each other. We revisit our community agreements every time a new book is selected:

    Time abundance; Breathe, we have all the time we need

    Together we are a village

    We are here for a reason; We are the ones we’ve been waiting for

    We have profound truths to teach each other; Allow yourself to be changed

    Sharing from the heart & spirit = healing & capacity building

    Spirit is the economy & capital; Give and take generously

    What comes up for you, came up for a reason – let if flow

    Gatherings

    Moments

    Altagracia Montilla sits with author, hip-hop historian, and cultural commentator, Jeff Chang to explore race, resegregation, hip hop, solidarity, and freedom dreams.

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    Books We’ve Read

    Altagracia Montilla sits with author, hip-hop historian, and cultural commentator, Jeff Chang to explore race, resegregation, hip hop, solidarity, and freedom dreams.

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    A.M. Consulting

    A.M. Consulting

    “We radically humanize our partners while creating a foundation to ignite change, build capacity to live the change, and provide the support to sustain the change…”

    -Altagracia Montilla

    About Us

    A.M. Consulting is the industry leading  firm specializing in providing comprehensive, individualized strategies for improving culture, connection, and community within organizations.

    Leveraging data and human connection, our strategies help clients see the world, themselves, and others through new lenses by channeling reflection, love, inspiration, connection and prioritizing joy.

    We move at the “speed of trust” and provide a level of understanding and support that makes it possible for people to heal and build courage.  Our work is tailored to meet your specific needs.  A.M. Consulting develops individualized, multi-tiered strategies based on four pillars of organizational development: culture policies & practices, capacity building, and wellness.

    Our interdisciplinary approach honors both the decolonized world we hope to live in, while acknowledging the world we currently live in.  We are committed to the proverb “it takes a village”. We leverage our network of experts to design an organizational development strategy to meet the specific needs of your team or organization. Our network is made up of scholars, activists, educators, mental health experts, community organizers, healing practitioners, artists, business executives, and legal experts.

    We look forward to partnering with your organization.

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    “We recognize that in order to create positive change, we must change individual lives…”

    Who We Serve

    We invest whatever time, energy, and resources are necessary to support change within your organization.

    We only partner with organizations led by leaders who believe: believe in making positive change, believe in the possibility of change, believe in doing what it takes to make the positive change come to life; believe in continuous improvement, believe in building a workplace where staff feel seen, valued, cared for, and inspired.

    Organizations look to us to facilitate their transition through some of the most critical points in their collective history. Thematically that may look like: 

    • Diversity, equity, inclusion / antiracism transformation 
    • Seeds of Change Institute
    • Culture and climate audit and reset 
    • Creating a conflict brave culture 
    • Leadership and team coaching 
    • Advisory, facilitation, and design of high-stakes gatherings – including staff retreats 
    • Healing workplace pain-points or traumas

    Our Approach

    We believe that our success is rooted in our radical approach towards cultural transformation within organizations.

    We radically humanize organizations. We recognize that in order to create positive change, we must change individual lives, so we:

    • Heal by centering joy and leveraging ancestral practices
    • Build strong sense of community through a village mindset and opportunities for long-lasting, meaningful relationships
    • Make space for learning through a culture that fosters psychological safety
    • Design interdisciplinary, experiential learning processes
    • Provide tools that cultivate AND sustain change
    • Build self-awareness through experiential learning
    • Build organizational awareness through real-time data

    Our Process

    Sow Seeds: We help sow the seeds of change within your organization. We begin by using data to develop a deep understanding of your organizational needs. 

    Live Change: You’ll live change through profound facilitated experiences, capacity-building workshop modules, and a resource toolkits designed specifically to meet your organization’s needs. 

    Apply Change: We provide ongoing support to sustain change as it blossoms within your organization.

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    The spirit of our work :

    “If we can imagine the world that should exist, then we can create it…”

    About

    Altagracia Montilla

    Altagracia Montilla

    “If we can imagine it, then we can create it..."

    Altagracia was born and raised in the South Bronx, New York City. She credits that brilliantly vibrant, resilient, and spirited community for the power she wields in the world. She is an unapologetically queer woman of color. Her life and her work have always been about being a challenger of status quos and oppressive systems.

    Altagracia’s motto is “if we can imagine a world that should exist, then we can create it.”

    Altagracia is an award-winning conflict-coach, strategist, healer, and freedom-dreamer. Her ability to leverage imagination, courage, and ingenuity has sustained her work supporting non-profit and educational institutions.

    In 2019, Altagracia founded A.M. Consulting, the industry’s leading consulting firm specializing in comprehensive, individualized strategies for improving culture, connection, and community. The A.M. Consulting team is a village of experts using human connection and real-time data to help institutions effectively align their impact with their intentions. Her firm primarily focuses on the implementation of anti-racist and anti-white-supremacist strategies.

    Altagracia also founded Freedom Readers, the world’s only virtual book club designed specifically for freedom dreamers; a space for transformative healing and authentic connection.

    She also serves as the Board Chair of the arts education organization, Spark House and the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Coalition Leader of the political and economic advocacy organization, Devotion USA.

    Every part of her work is rooted deeply in her belief that the conditions for change towards a liberated world start with each of us. Altagracia draws inspiration from ancestral practices. She’s passionate about digging deep into what motivates people, what inspires people, how people heal and learn best, and what is required to create change needed for a freer and more equitable world for us all.

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