THE DECOLONIZATION COACH
Shaunda Lewis is The Decolonization Coach: a guide through tackling truth, reconciliation, and transformation. A social architect, systems builder, and spirit guide, she works with others to remember who they are, confront their fears, awaken power, and build that which is led and driven by love.
A daughter of Caribbean immigrants to the United States, Shaunda's unique perspective of belonging to multiple cultures, holding a plethora of distinct identities, and navigating social constructs that never made space for her full self, allows her to understand the need to create spaces that work for us all.
Shaunda’s experience spans the gamut of relationships in life: those with oneself, each other, and the systems in which we operate. It is what allows her an ever-evolving mastery of social and self awareness. From working throughout the non-profit, public, and private sectors, traversing the realms of partnership and intimacy, and existing on the full range of the spectrum of power, her life experiences have taught her how to set healthy boundaries, always be authentic to who she is, access and sustain her true power, while also holding unconditional compassion and love for herself, others, and humanity.
With a breadth of experience leading organizations, programs, and teams, Shaunda is well versed in the power of people rooted in purpose. Prior to launching her own businesses, she served as a Program Officer at a private family foundation, Co-Director of Boston’s participation in a multi-year, national social emotional learning initiative in collaboration with the Boston Public Schools, Interim Executive Director and Associate Director at Strong Women, Strong Girls Boston, as well as various roles within the education reform space in Massachusetts and beyond. Her coaching, facilitation, and consulting experience includes serving as a Leadership Coach and Facilitator to first-year MBA students at Harvard Business School, Facilitator for the YW Boston’s Dialogues on Race and Ethnicity, and an independent social impact strategist supporting various organizations develop and implement anti-racist platforms and business practices. In the beginning of her career, Shaunda worked on the education policy team at Dutko Worldwide, on the Corporate and Government Relations Teams at Heineken USA, and on the Legislative Policy Team in former US Senator John F. Kerry’s Office. She has served on the governing boards of Boston Scores, Elevate Youth, Girls’ LEAP, and Alray Scholars, and currently serves on the governing board of Rehearsal for Life.
Shaunda knows what it means to be celebrated and feel a sense of belonging. She also knows what it means to be unappreciated, undervalued, and not accepted for being and thinking different. Her deep understanding of personal and professional success, failure, and apathy, as well as her depth of knowledge navigating life at the grassroots, the treetops, and everywhere in between, affords her the skillset to meet people where they are and support them through positive transformation.
An entrepreneur, historian, esoteric scientist, and persistent student of the human condition, Shaunda is committed to moving humanity into a brighter age. Her enterprise, Stone and Grace, is focused on deconstructing old, outdated ways of existing, in order to reconstruct that which works for us all. She is in the business of liberating hearts and minds and strengthening the disposition to thrive.
Currently, through Stone and Grace, Shaunda is creating a community of businesses led and driven by love, as well as a community of Decolonizers - equipped with the skillset and knowledge to support human ascension. Her life is dedicated to actualizing the callings of her soul - the Eden she envisions through her intuition: Heaven, here on Earth.
Shaunda received a B.A. in History with minors in Sociology and Africana Studies from The George Washington University, as well as a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership through Tufts University. She is a graduate of the Babson College Women Innovating Now (WIN) Global Accelerator, a certified professional coach, master facilitator and trainer, anti-racism and multi-culture expert, creator, numerologist, astrologist, birth and death doula, as well as a human design generalist. These ingredients and more are what make her a true Specialist in Decolonization.