WELCOME to EL PUENTE NORTHWEST (Spanish: The Bridge)
We are a consulting agency focused on developing and empowering multicultural leaders. We help companies and leaders get in touch with their goals, priorities and passion. Our programs use culturally appropriate approaches in leadership development, nonprofit management, and community building. We provide facilitation, trainings, webinars, workshops and coaching. At El Puente we believe in the strength of the community. El Puente works primarily with communities of color and all other ethnic communities.
Coaching services are provided to help resilient leaders become multicultural bridge builders. A multicultural bridge builder supports individuals and groups who differ racially and economically. He/she is a person who unites and inspires while helping others find their voice.
To develop courageous visionary multicultural leaders and managers. To empower individuals and leaders of non-profit organizations to build bridges for cross cultural connections.
We envision a world in which people of color have opportunities to achieve their full potential.
OUR SACRED VALUES
- Ancestral wisdom
- The family
- Wellness of body and spirit
- Freedom of expression
- Mutuality in leadership
The circle is an ancient symbol representing unity, harmony, spirituality and infinity. The central nautilus logo represents the journey of inner discovery. Puente, the bridge, illustrates creating connections and crossing from one place to another. The holy number seven symbolizes the rays of sunshine that promote radiant life energy. All symbols are enclosed within the healing circle of family and community.
Throughout my many years of working with communities of color the following poem has always been my inspiration and led to the founding of my company El Puente. I share these words with you and would love to walk with you across the bridge to multicultural leadership.
THE BRIDGE – EL PUENTE
Between now and now- Between I am and you are
The word bridge.
Entering it you enter yourself
The world connects and closes like a ring
From one bank to another
There is always a body stretched: A rainbow.
I’ll sleep beneath its arches.
Octavio Paz -1990 Nobel Prize Literature
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