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Vision, Mission, Values

CITC's growing team of facilitators, consultants, and researchers aim to model what we teach in culturally intelligent ways. We use our original CI model because it empowers individuals to personalize CI so they can disseminate and operationalize it organizationally for systemic transformation.


We envision a future in which globally-minded leaders

embrace diversity, pursue equity, and build inclusive cultures


We empower people to develop cultural curiosity, lead with empathy, and

create atmospheres of belonging through compassionate action and

Culturally Intelligent solutions


The Three Culturally Intelligent Capabilities inspire our values


We build Cultural Openness by embracing diverse cultural perspectives


We build Cultural Awareness by understanding how others feel, think, and act


We build Cultural Responsiveness by demonstrating

empathy in action



Meet the beautifully diverse, people-centered trainers and consultants who lead the growing CITC team


Click names or photos to read full bios

Affiliate Partners


Connect with women-owned and operated small businesses to enhance your strategy and streamline operations

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Cary Lopez & Anca Castillo | Design Convo

Meetings suck, so co-founders and co-CEOS, Dr. Cary Lopez (l) and Anca Castillo (r) developed an award-winning approach to having better conversations. Cary, PhD, specializes in design thinking, communication, instructional design, project management, and strategy development. Anca, MiM, specializes in executive storytelling, human centered design, visual communication, and leadership development.

Design Convo, a method in which several CITC staff are certified, offers an easy-to-use conversation design framework that helps leaders navigate conflicts and tensions in meetings to achieve positive and productive outcomes. In addition, Cary and Anca provide transformative development workshops that focus on building skills to become luminary leaders.

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Lisa Glenn Nobles | LGN Collaborations

Lisa Glenn Nobles, M.Ed., is a career operator, educator, and collaborator who who builds people-focused operational, administrative, and financial systems. Within the education, nonprofit, and startup worlds, Lisa has built a powerful stack of operations and administrative skills, including business analysis, automation and project management support, strategic planning, and human resources acumen. Lisa strongly believes in the power of small businesses and nonprofits to shape communities and systems, and she supports capacity building to ensure that all local organizations have what they need to create the change that the world so deeply desires. 

LGN Collaborations is a strategy and operations consulting firm specializing in fractional Chief of Operations, Chief of Staff, Chief People Officer, and communications support. We like to think of ourselves as an amplifier for your business or nonprofit. When you’re at an inflection point, your systems are running you, or you just need a thought partner to make sure you’re on the right track, we provide just-in-time, augmented strategy, HR, and operations services.

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We acknowledge the Native Nations that, for centuries, have inhabited lands in Arizona, California, and Colorado—where our facilitators reside.


These comprise the ancestral territories of Indigenous peoples, whose care and keeping of these lands allows us to be here today.

In Phoenix, Arizona, these include the Akimel O’odham (Pima), Piipaash (Maricopa), and Hohokam Native communities. In Torrance, California, it is the Tongva community. In Denver, Colorado, it is the Arapaho, Cheyenne, and Ute communities.


We acknowledge these people, their ancestors, their descendants, and the land itself. This statement acknowledges that colonialism is not a past event, but an ongoing process of which we are a part.


Increasing our Cultural Intelligence

is a next step in this process.

Find out what native land you're on.

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