Early at The Key, our small team started ongoing work with LaKita Williams of CoCreate Work and Jadah Sellner of Lead with Love to build a set of Agreements that serve as the scaffolding on which we build. One Agreement is to “Celebrate: recognize and reflect on every success, professional and personal, big or small”.
To honor that Agreement, and following La’Kita’s leadership in honoring National Black Business Month, I’d like to shine the spotlight on the Black-owned founders, clients, and business partners who have enhanced The Key:
CoCreate Work’s Leadership & Culture Consultancy has made an extraordinary impact on The Key’s organizational design and company culture, and continues to be instrumental in helping us integrate the vision for this agency, from strengths-based team building to more equitable and transparent reviews.
Our Business & Finance Manager Shamese Campbell of General Ledger Group took us to a whole new level, and has been essential as the pandemic, new tax codes and a market correction keep changing the game.
We celebrate the Black-owned businesses on our client roster*:
Some critical stats LaKita shared in her own LinkedIn post re: the state of US Black-owned business:
And the realities for many Black-owned businesses:
While we celebrate, we also recognize that our work is just beginning.
While you’re here, a few other business owners we love and admire:
* ask us about our preferred pricing model that helps rebalance funding $
** Stats from Fundera & Harvard Business Review