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We support organizations’ journey in educating and implementing strategic inclusion and equity for minoritized communities while intentionally building retreat spaces for BIPOC and/or LGBTQIA+ people.

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Finding solutions and providing results.
Chosen Collective Consulting (CCC) works to provide actionable insights, supportive guidance, and coaching as your organization implements community education and support structures.


Chosen Collective Consulting believes in the ability for BIPOC and  LGBTQIA+ people to thrive and lead in equitable and just environments that value intersectional experiences, perspectives and impact.


Our vision is for organizations and individuals to fully and actionably realize that holistic investment in historically marginalized communities leads to a better quality of life for individuals and increased organizational sustainability.

Día Del Afrodescendiente

    August 28th-September 3rd

Reset and recharge with Chosen family among beautiful waterfalls and black sand beaches, while celebrating Black culture during the Día Del Afrodescendiente festival and celebration. During this transformative retreat we will experience and learn of the rich culture and impact of Afro-Caribbean people while also being immersed in a community of care. We promise you don’t want to miss this experience!

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"Dio Aldridge and Kristen Surla are the perfect combination of professional and personable. They led a dynamic, engaging workshop that allowed staff to gain a better understanding of some of the issues that staff of color and LGBTQIA+ staff face in the world and at work. They then offered actionable tips that anyone could use in the workplace to help improve the environment for LGBTQIA+ staff, especially with regards to pronoun usage and misgendering in the workplace. I was very impressed with the presentation, which felt like a short two hours together! Highly recommend this workshop."

Humane Society

"The couple conducting the seminar was awesome. These sessions have been an opportunity for team members to connect with each other, learn about important LGBTQIA+ topics, and open up in ways I haven't seen before in corporate spaces. Thank you Social Responsibility Team for putting together an amazing virtual experience for all of us; it truly makes me proud to witness these conversations happening at Snap."

Snap Finance

"It was very clear very quickly that our consultants are knowledgeable and VERY passionate about their subject. Their warm demeanor encouraged us to share our thoughts and they gave us new perspective. Time very well spent! "


"Dio is an authentic and engaging facilitator. He established community guidelines for the workshop, explained the importance of self-reflection, reviewed DEI issues in artistic critique, and shared strategies for effective communication and feedback between faculty and diverse students. 
Nsombi B. Ricketts (she/her/hers)
Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Pratt Institute


"I would like to thank you for the workshop you did with us in the Art Department at CSB/SJU. It was very helpful. Previous speakers at CSB/SJU have been insightful, but often in a more introductory way that was intended more for students. I think you addressed the particular needs of our faculty and staff really well. "
"Dio is phenomenal. I found him engaging and insightful. I gained more nuanced tools to help me adjust and grow. Community Guidelines & Workshop (Critique) set up. I also gained specific ways (formats. templates, ways of thinking) to engage students (and keep myself engaged) in reflecting about identity, blindspots, values, and strengths "

St. Benedict / Saint John’s University Art Department Faculty

"I loved learning about different ways that I can implement racial and gender inclusion as a veterinarian and as a person. Your presentation was super helpful and informative and I will absolutely use all of your tips in the future so thank you very much"

Torre Muhlbach, DVM Candidate '23
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

Veterinary Business Management Association
Logo for Veterinary Business Management Association

Organizations we have worked with:

Logo for the Aids Health Foundation
Logo for Aveanna Healthcare
Logo for Dominican University
Logo for Kansas City Art Institute
Logo for the Humane Society of the United States
Logo for ThoughtSpot
Logo for Planned Parenthood of Michigan
Logo for Oberlin College Athletics
Logo for the Pratt Institute
Logo for Oswego School District
Logo for Snap Finance
Logo for Veterinary Business Management Association
Logo for the New School
Logo for the University of Michigan
Logo for the Unitarian Church