The Love manifesto
A manifesto is known to be a published declaration of the intentions, motives, and or views of the issuer. What you will discover may be different from what you have heard in other places. Our way of functioning has been called unconventional and uncommon. It heals, restores, and brings forward a thoughtfulness that changes the trajectory of an individual and community for the better.
Here is our love manifesto.
Healing the divide and building bridges for people to connect starts with self-discovery. When we go through the process of becoming aware of our personal purpose, identity, gifts, blind spots, and areas of vulnerability, we are better able to exercise love for ourselves and others through the lens of grace, mercy, compassion, reconciliation, and accountability.
Honestly, how can we possibly extend grace, administer mercy, understand compassion, yearn for reconciliation, and accept the results of accountability unless we have gone through the process ourselves? Even better, have gone through the process with someone who was patient enough to teach us and meet us where we were because they saw the greatness within us.
Culture change initiatives within organizations often fail because the focus is only on what the eyes can see, not on what is to be adjusted on the inside of each individual. We throw around the words diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonginess as if one should instinctually know what those things mean and how to implement them.
We must make peace with the following. Not everyone was raised in love and kindness or even understands it. Some may never know it unless confronted by it. Our lived experiences are different and our values, whether good or bad, taught with intention or picked up unknowingly shapes how we think about and interact with the people we encounter, places we go, and things surrounding us.
Those lived experiences also produce blind spots which are the perspectives we are unable to see.
When our blind spots go unaddressed, we are unable to see how they affect our judgment, decision making, and how we place value on others.
Ellis K Consulting is a judgement free learning zone because we understand we are all a work in progress. We allow our clients to process hard emotions and beliefs that may be considered forbidden to have. We provide service through a lens of love.
For us, love is…
Compassion. Having compassion for our clients and patience as they process.
Honor. Honoring the beliefs of others while understanding those beliefs may adjust as their world becomes bigger.
Pruning. Pruning is the process of cutting away dead or overgrown branches to increase fruitfulness or growth. Doing this to our bad habits can be painful at first but liberating. When we can remove what no longer serves us, nothing can hold you back.
Grace and Mercy. Grace is a gift we don’t deserve, while mercy is not getting the punishment we deserve. We do not believe in shaming people for messing up and pushing those away who genuinely want to learn. We have all been in a place of discovery and uncertainty. When we become discouraged, we either activate avoidance or put our walls up. We will never come together if we keep fighting each other.
Accountability. We encourage others to understand the impact of their actions and accept responsibility, even when the action was made with good intent. We must have the courage to acknowledge actions, own them and obtain wisdom to solve them.
Vulnerability. Unhealthy pride prevents us from being vulnerable and that vulnerability may be what is needed for career and relational breakthrough. With us, you can be you. No striving, no hiding behind the mask, no expectations for perfection.
Forgiveness. We believe forgiveness is the path that leads to restoration. Forgiveness allows us to reconcile our differences and rids us of all self-degrading thoughts living rent free in our hearts and minds.
Community Building. We build trust by serving others and coming together. When we navigate out of our comfort zones by getting to know others, especially those who are different from us, we bond through our shared humanity. We become compelled to do whatever it takes to protect, activate, build, and inspire each other. Our motives shifts from being self-serving to a culture of serving others. Having the ability to serve others is a gift, even to ourselves.
Our only mission is to create equitable leaders and organizations by pulling out the best from within.
It would be an honor to work with you.