The Woke Coach

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Seena Hodges
Founder + Chief Engagement Officer
The Woke Coach™

Connector. Influencer. Dynamic Communications Professional. Intersectional Feminist. Fierce Anti-Racist. Equity Diversity and Inclusion Champion.

At The Woke Coach™, because we believe that racial equity is the defining issue of our time, we help clients move from ally to accomplice. We do this work by helping humans deepen their analysis, and develop an understanding around issues of racism, bias, allyship, and injustice to become the best, most understanding, empathetic version of themselves.

Because we are passionate about progress—and know that it is possible for everyone—, we facilitate conversations and build bridges to civil engagement one interaction at a time. 

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Services Offered

At The Woke Coach™ our work lives at the intersection of equity, diversity, inclusion, education, and engagement. We believe that real transformation begins with meeting people where they are and having open, honest, and solution-oriented conversations.

Here are some of the ways that we help our clients deepen their analysis and develop an understanding around issues of racism, bias, allyship, and injustice: 

  • Offering cultural competency training for businesses and organizations.

  • Conducting individual and small group coaching sessions.

  • Facilitating public workshops and solution-oriented discussions.

  • Guiding clients through our signature program - FROM ALLY TO ACCOMPLICE .

The Woke Coach™ is a certified administer of Gallup Strengths (StrengthsFinder) and the Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI®)—the premier cross-cultural assessment of intercultural competence. We are also a certified Targeted Group business in the state of Minnesota and certified as a Small, Woman, and Minority Business Enterprise (S/W/MBE) through the Central Certification Program (CERT) sponsored by Hennepin County, Ramsey County, and the City of Saint Paul.

Seena Hodges has a very special gift. She is a brilliant human that speaks a language of equity and inclusion that is both insightful and impactful. Seena and I have worked together on a myriad of projects successfully creating fully inclusive spaces where a truly diverse collection of humans felt safe, welcomed and included. She is passionate about justice and through The Woke Coach, I know that she will change the world.
— Wayne Zink, philanthropist and business person
Seena Hodges is ‘woke’ in all the ways you need her to be! She is both inspirational and motivational as she pushes you to reach your highest possible potential. I knew from our first session that she would help me be succeed while building a foundation for my continued success. I plan to work with Seena throughout my career as I trust her in every way. I highly recommend you work with her to reach your goals!
— Nataki Garrett, Artistic Director- Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Seena is a tremendous leader who allows for dialogue, silence and space and is able to redirect and focus the conversation in a way that appears effortless. I am astounded by her skill and grateful and appreciative to have learned from her.
— Anne L., workshop participant
Working with Seena was very easy, even from states away. She worked with our schedule and did a lot of background research that helped the day of programming go very smoothly. We asked Seena to facilitate the day because I was already aware of her tremendous skills - and she was great!
— Quita Sullivan, New England Foundation for the Arts
Seena is a brilliant facilitator who holds the space and allows for everyone’s unique thoughts and perspectives, while speaking to the charge and breadth and urgency of the racial justice work that needs to be done.
— C.V., Workshop participant