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Jill Nagle

A longtime student and teacher of transformation and evolution, Jill Nagle's background includes Untraining White Liberal Racism with Robert Horton, Challenging White Supremacy with Sharon Martinas, and multicultural alliance building with the National Coalition Building Institute.

She founded Evolutionary Workplace, Wisdom of The Body: Beyond Talk Therapy, and cofounded of Awake Parent Perspectives. She coaches, counsels, and trains individuals, couples and groups. Her multidimensional approach draws on and synthesizes cognitive, emotional, somatic, interpersonal, and energy-based methods. She is currently working on two books: One about the benefit to white people of dismantling white supremacy, and the other about reclaiming clarity from the default English language fog.

She is also a writer, and has been published or reviewed more than 150 times in the genres of business, personal growth, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and social commentary, including American Book Review, The Women’s Review of Books, Zendesk, and many more. Her user experience writing and content strategies appear in websites of companies such as Apple, eBay, and Symantec. She is  a multiply-patented inventor, and brings her creativity, strategic thinking, and gift of connection-making to her coaching and consulting clients.

Cleo Manago is a noted behavioral health and cultural expert, educator, life coach, [Black] human rights activist, researcher, and political analyst.  Since 1988, he has founded several often-emulated organizations, including the AmASSI Centers for Black Wellness & Culture where he is CEO, and, Black Men's Xchange National (BMX), an anti-oppression, cultural literacy, policy, defense and advocacy organization, where he is Chief Advisor.  Cleo Manago also developed the critically noted Critical Thinking and Cultural Affirmation (or CTCA) preventive health intervention. In 2015, the CTCA framework and theory, evaluated as the Men of African American Legacy Empowering Self (MAALES) project, was included in the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) compendium of evidence-based, preventive health interventions.

His innovative work and archetypes for [Black] self-conceptual health, preventive health, and social and reparative behavior change have been featured in numerous journals including: The Black Scholar - Journal of Black Studies and Research, The Journal of Black Psychology, American Journal of Public Health, and various popular periodicals. His thinking has been highlighted by author, feminist, and social activist bell hooks, and presented in many of the nation's news publications. He has appeared by invitation to share his uniquely sharp insights on both mainstream and alternative media networks, including: BET, TV One, Fox News, CSPAN, ABC, NBC, PBS and CBS, and national radio.  Cleo Manago was also a regular commentator on nationally syndicated Black television, with journalist Roland Martin on TV One's News One Now.  He currently appears on the Roland Martin Unfiltered digital broadcast.

Cleo Manago studied behavioral health and cultural anthropology at New College of California, began his doctoral studies at the California Institute for Integral Studies (CIIS) in San Francisco, holds a doctorate in Religious Studies from Christ University, and is a community faculty member at Charles Drew University of Science and Medicine in Los Angeles, California. 

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Cleo Manago

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