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For Organizations

Creating cultures where diverse talent belongs and thrives through intentional, strategic DEI programming

Attracting, retaining, and supporting a diverse workforce doesn't simply require DEI programming.

Just like any key metric, shifting culture requires a strategic approach that is as unique as your organization.

As such, we focus on root cause analysis, strategic planning, vulnerability, and commitment from all stakeholders to create intentional initiatives that have an impact. 

Our Services

The following are some of the Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) services that we offer:

  • EDI Needs Assessment & Gap Analysis 

  • EDI Strategic Planning & Implementation

  • EDI Assessment Design & Implementation

  • EDI Educational Programming Design and Facilitation

  • EDI Leadership Coaching - Group and Individual

  • EDI Employee Training Design and Facilitation

  • Half Day and Full Day Training Design and Facilitation

  • EDI Signature & Customized Workshops

    • Example of workshop topics: 

      • Cultural Competency 

      • Culture Fit vs Culture Add

      • Creating Safer, Brave Spaces 

      • Bridging the gap between strategic planning and inclusive action

      • Moving from allyship into co-conspiratorship

      • How to be an amplifier

Your Consultant & Facilitator

Abbiola Ballah (she/her) is an Equity & Inclusion Consultant, Mentor & Speaker, and Founder of Phern Education Studios. She founded Phern Education Studios to be a catalyst for change in the Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) space by prioritizing not just learning but taking action.

Originally from Trinidad and Tobago, Abbiola has lived internationally in Japan, the USA, and Belize for 20+ years and worked as an educator and program designer for 18+ years, giving her a unique lens through which she approaches equity and inclusion.


Abbiola provides Equity & Inclusion coaching and consulting services to values driven professionals, leaders and organizations who work beyond borders making an impact. She is also currently a part of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Database of DEI Practitioners.

Abbiola is a dynamic facilitator and speaker who has worked with organizations in the education publishing, philanthropy, social impact and high education space just to name a few.  

She has been featured on several podcasts and spoken at conferences and summits including the CMX Summit: Thrive, Button 2023 and the Yellow Co. Conference.

She holds two Master’s degrees in International Education Management from Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, Applied Linguistics & TESOL from the University of Leicester in the UK as well as a BA Honors in Communication Arts from St. Francis College, New York. 
She is an avid reader, travel nerd, theatre buff, and Japanese karaoke queen.

Get In Touch

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