How May I Be of Assistance?
I have over two decades of social impact experience, expertise, and yes a few failures to share with you to help find your SUPERPOWER, Ideate, Innovate and Implement your social enterprise or find your way back from a failure.
Hi, I’m Alicia
Social Entrepreneur & Advocate, Non-Profit Strategist & Mentor
I believe we can do well by doing good. I believe that we can use social enterprises as a powerful force to create opportunities where none seemed possible, to build societal wealth, and above all to create jobs – long-lasting, sustainable jobs.
Through advising and mentoring, my mission is to help you create social enterprises and social impact opportunities, identify your SUPERPOWER, work through failures (it happens) while building positive and equitable impact. Read more below to find WHAT I AM ON A MISSION TO DO TO ASSIST YOU!
Thoughts Become Things
Your visions CAN become reality. How are you bringing those to life? What do you want to build for the community? Your neighborhood? Yourself?
What opportunities do you want to create? How and for whom? Let's find out together.
Creation from A-Z
I will help you build a business that creates sustainable impact and generates profit - for the long haul.
Social Impact (Entrepreneurship) Coaching
This is what I love to do! No matter what your social impact experience is, state of mind, social enterprise or social impact goals are, I am here to help you do the work that changes the world. I will provide you guidance along the way when you are feeling stuck, stalled, or hit the wall on the way to achieving your vision.
Culture creating positive atmospheres that are ALL ABOUT working towards and achieving atmospheres of positivity, creating future leaders, and building people’s potential. Positively seeking to create economic prosperity.
AND, YES, HAVING FUN ON THE JOURNEY.
Marketing & Strategy
I LOVE (!) helping people ideate, innovate and bring to life their ideas for their product. For you, that may be the perfect box and accompanying POP displays or it may be creating that perfect set of marketing materials. If you visualize it, I will help you bring it to life!
We won’t have to look that hard, travel too far or even work that hard. We all have this power within. I will teach you how to be unstoppable by being Kind. Yes, you read that right.
That power will help you make connections, create economic impact, generate societal wealth and accomplish your goals. Guaranteed.
Being benevolent is hard work – I will help work with you and provide you with the tricks of the trade (so-to-speak) to help you survive those Board meetings, read through those financials, survive those strategy sessions, and above all, work towards achieving the sustainability and success of your organization.
Ideation , Innovation and Design, Execution, Social Entrepreneurship, Sustainable Revenue Creation & Generation, Pivoting, Failure (You Will Survive!)
Initiator of Ideas
(AKA Thought Leadership)
How to harness the power of Social Entrepreneurship to create societal wealth for employees, communities, corporations and all stakeholders.
PROJECTS & CLIENTS
& Start ups
I work with multinational corporations and local corporations to help strategize, rebuild and redesign brands and customize workforce development plans.
Some of my favorite work has been scouting out the local climate and environment in order to seek out local resources and work with local communities to establish social enterprises. These enterprises, in turn, will fall under the umbrella of a multinational's CSR program. Other work includes assisting a multinational begin the initial process of thinking through the elements of devising a custom-made indices to track and measure performance in the hospitality industry as well as develop workforce development plans.
Decades of experience, spanning and living across the globe has provided me with an incredibly rich landscape. My work, both internationally and locally gives me a thorough understanding of both the public and private sector – I understand the day-to-day operations, challenges, and trends that my clients face. I am deeply networked in a multitude of Countries, Counties, Cities, States and Provinces and have partners across multiple agencies to help not only improve but innovate and implement new systems and structures in Workforce Development, Racial Equity & Diversity, Community Engagement, and the Social Impact/Entrepreneurship arenas.
Ideation, Innovation, and Implementation are the key tenants to all the successful programs I have created and partnered with – all contributing to the creation of opportunities. My North Star is always to contribute to the creation of societal wealth.
Dedicated to practices and principles of social entrepreneurship, I have now spent close to two decades in this field working in and with nonprofits and NGO’s. I built my own successful social enterprise, created proposals, mentored, and trained Executive talent for Nonprofit positions. I believe we learn best from those who have not only succeeded but from those who have had their share of failures. I am here to share all those learnings with you.
Nonprofits, NGO’s and Community Organizations have worked with KREATE to ideate, innovate and implement ideas and programs for workforce development programs, curriculum development, sustainability creation plans. In addition, KREATE has actively mentored and advised Staff.
EXPERIENCE – Highlights
2009 - Present
Founder & Principal
2019 - Present
Advisor & Lead Project Planner Proactive Rental Inspection Program & Racial Equity Assessments
Founder & CEO
KREATE ADVISORS, BERKELEY CA, USA & CAPE TOWN, REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA
Social Impact Consultancy built to assist in the alleviation of societal ills with a focus on job creation, workforce development, and the ideation, innovation, and implementation of Social Enterprises. Working with a multitude of Organizations to create job opportunities and in-turn alleviate poverty and generate societal wealth. We work to create racial equity assessments to ensure no one is left behind, have a deep understanding of Black Economic Empowerment and Diversity and Equity. Committed for two decades to the creation of sustainable systems and businesses across the globe.
THE CITY OF OAKLAND, OAKLAND, CA
Working with the Building and Planning Department to advance Racial Equity by completing a Racial Equity Assessment to integrate racial equity across the breadth, and depth, of the Planning and Building Department in order to elevate equity to the proposed Proactive Rental Inspection Program.Provide project feasibility and budget supported by well-developed analysis as well as lead Project Planner for the Proactive Rental Inspection Program.
THE KHAYELITSHA COOKIE COMPANY/KHAYA COOKIE COMPANY, CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA & PHILADELPHIA, PA
Award winning SME social enterprise created to solve unemployment in townships of South Africa creating jobs for over 1000+ women (YTD) with products sold domestically and internationally. South Africa’s longest running social enterprise. Built for sustainable growth and to create societal wealth.
Vice President - International Private Banking Group
Analyst - Financial Institutions Groups
BLACKROCK, NEW YORK, NY
Raised $5.3B in 24 closed-end fixed-income funds through creating marketing strategies to launch new IPOs, analyzing feasibility for yields of offering, and managing and training team of six on closed-end funds.
MERRILL LYNCH, NEW YORK, NY
Created and developed new products as well as advised on high net worth client portfolios. Analyst working exclusively on Initial Public Offerings around the world.
Traveled internationally to multiple Countries to conduct due diligence to assessed current and historical market conditions (specializing in emerging markets) in order to make project selection decisions regarding initial public offering of closed-end funds.
Assessed financial condition of high-net-worth clients ($100 million +) to determine appropriate asset allocation. Recommend offshore mutual funds, equity, fixed income and hedge products.
New York University Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service
New New York University Stern School of Business
University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business
New York University, College of Arts & Sciences
Wharton Business School University of Pennsylvania Aresty Institute of Executive Education
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC POLICY AND MANAGEMENT
Thesis research delivered on the dissemination of information during a natural disaster, gender bias, and the effectiveness of self-powering radios as a vehicle to provide access to information where communication infrastructure does not exist or alternative energy sources are not available or affordable.
JOURNALISM & SOCIOLOGY
Negotiating for the Competitive Advanantage
Advanced Finance & Accounting
Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management
Social Impact Leader
Through the years that I have worked with Alicia at The Bread Project, she has shown a huge heart to help people in our local community and around the globe. As the passionate leader of the organization, she encouraged and motivated people, from refugees from war torn countries to senior executives, to perform and deliver excellence towards the mission. On top of providing vision and leadership, Alicia managed the operations of the Social Enterprise with great attention to detail. This included curriculum development and management of the training program, donors, and Social Enterprise operations.
Consultant specialized in Operations, Management, and Process Engineering.