K Mataōtama Strohl (They/Them) is an engaging speaker with 10+ years educating on boundaries, psychological safety, intersectionality, mental health, the vocabulary needed to name harm and their impact on career development.
Psychological Safety in the Workplace
K defines psychological safety and its importance. They work with the audience to identify things that undermine psychological safety and analyze the factors that drive psychological safety. By the end the audience will be ready to discuss ways to support psychological safety on their team and in relationships.
Boundaries and the Vocabulary Needed to Name Harm
K encourages the audience to set and respect boundaries in relationships. They dive into how boundaries create safer environments, healthier relationships and acknowledge dangerous practices. The audience is able to take new practices that center mental health and belonging.
Identities and Intersectionality
In this discussion K defines intersectionality and identities. K uses various ways to describe intersections while ensuring the audience is aware of their own intersecting identities. By the end the audience understands the ways intersecting identities are often dismissed and are ready to embrace them instead.
K works with organizations to create psychologically safe environments for people who share their identities or their lived experiences and coach individuals on how to make boundaried decisions that prioritize their mental health.
Through research, case studies, and personal anecdotes, K creates a safe space for participants to examine how their experiences, behaviors and engagements work with the world. K is also the host of two popular podcasts, Absolutely Not! and Questions Answered.
K is Black, Sāmoan, Queer ,Transgender and a disabled veteran. K lives with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and a Substance Use Disorder.