About Human Solutions Consulting and Training

Welcome to Human Solutions Consulting and Training! We are a group of bilingual/bicultural and diverse consultants who are skilled, passionate, and ready to give you and your organization the support you deserve.


Lea Arellano -- Lea's work includes but is not limited to:

  • organizational capacity building,
  • technical assistance to new and established non profits,
  • creating sustainable multicultural changes,
  • planning and facilitating community meetings,
  • how to work in community groups and build sustainable working relationships,
  • listening and communication, the real tools of building relationships in organizations and beyond,
  • inclusivity, who's at the table and who is not and why?,
  • coaching for board, directors and staff on issues of communication and relationship building, and
  • designing and facilitating board and staff trainings and retreats,
  • unlearning racism.

She is infamous for her lunch time Cha Cha Cha lessons at the retreats and trainings she facilitates. Lea is also working with groups and one on one with leaders in the nonprofit field as a cultural competency coach, giving folks a hand where they struggle with issues of:

  • racism, internalized white entitlement
  • sexism,
  • homophobia,
  • anti-Semitism, and
  • other issues of oppression.

Lea has been a dedicated worker in the nonprofit sector for over 25 years. She has been a social change activist and organizer since the early 70's. Lea is also a musician, published writer and spoken word performer.

Lea's resume (web version)

Lea's resume (.pdf version)

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