"If we could see with our physical eyes the threads that bind us to each other, undoubtedly it would disarm all hostility."
Niambi is an Author, Inspirational Speaker, Cultural Agility Strategist, Cultural Intelligence Specialist, and Spiritual Alchemist and has spent the past 30 years working as a Transformation Advocate. She is the Principal and Lead Consultant for Cross-Cultural Agility, LLC where she trains, coaches and consults individuals and corporations on issues supporting cultural intelligence and new pathways to inclusion.
Niambi's passion is helping others to transform their mindsets and personal stuck points so that they can deepen their connections to all of humanity.
She is the Founder 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 Lead Facilitator for Project Butterfly where she continues to empower women who in turn empower girls. She also led the residential summer camp experience, Camp Butterfly from 2003 - 2015.
Niambi is a co-contributor to the book “African Americans and Community Engagement in Higher Education” published by SUNY Press and is also the author of “Project Butterfly”, “Inspiring the Souls of Our Girls”, and "What Color Is Your Soul: Healing the Illusion of Our Separateness."
She has been featured in Essence and Ebony Magazines, MSN.com and Oprah's Angel Network for her work with teen girls. Niambi has also been recognized by the State of Illinois and Essence Magazine as a woman who is "shaping the world."
She served for six years on the American Camp Association's National Board of Directors and has also served on their National Board Development Committee, National Conference Program Planning Committee and their National Board's Diversity and Inclusion Sub-Committee.
She is a faculty member of Expert Online Training, is a member of the National Diversity Council and has served as a Professional Advisor to graduate students at DePaul University's School for New Learning. She is also a Program Faculty member of Art of Living Retreat Center in Boone, NC.
What excites her is when she can provide tools to help others gain a foothold in their struggles to understand the ways that racism, unconscious bias, privilege, and prejudice operate in our minds - notably when she can support authentic relationships constructed out of the raw ingredients of cross-cultural differences.
Niambi, her husband and teenaged son live in North Carolina.