Decolonize spaces, places, and people, and liberate hearts and minds, to strengthen the disposition to thrive.
A world led with love.
Our work deconstructs antiquated systems, structures, and ways of thinking, in order to reconstruct: build back better, anew, and create spaces and places that work for us all.
HOW WE WORK
With us, you are getting an authentic, unapologetic ascension into better ways and higher consciousness.
Ignite the power of choice and authenticity.
Handle the transition to better ways and higher consciousness with empathy, compassion, and love.
Acknowledge, explore, and confront the truth, no matter how difficult.
“Freedom is what you do with
what has been done to you.”
– Jean Paul Sartre –
MEET OUR FOUNDER
Founder & Principal
A Specialist in Decolonization, Shaunda Lewis is a social and spiritual entrepreneur and scientist committed to moving humanity into a brighter age. A dynamic visionary, innovator, and systems architect and alchemist, she is dedicated to developing the structures for all to be their authentic selves and thrive.
A daughter of Caribbean immigrants to the United States, her unique perspective of belonging to multiple cultures, holding a plethora of distinct identities, and navigating social constructs that never made the space for her full self, allows her to understand the need to create spaces that work for us all.
With a breadth of experience leading organizations, programs, and teams, Shaunda is well versed in the power of people rooted in purpose. Prior to launching her own businesses, she served as a Program Officer at a private family foundation, Co-Director of Boston’s participation in a multi-year, national social emotional learning initiative in collaboration with the Boston Public Schools, Interim Executive Director and Associate Director at Strong Women, Strong Girls Boston, as well as various roles within the education reform space in Massachusetts and beyond. Her coaching, facilitation, and consulting experience includes serving as a Leadership Coach and Facilitator to first-year MBA students at Harvard Business School, Facilitator for the YW Boston’s Dialogues on Race and Ethnicity, and an independent social impact strategist supporting various organizations develop and implement anti-racist platforms and business practices. Her professional experience spans the non-profit, public, and private sectors, including on the education policy team at Dutko Worldwide, the Corporate and Government Relations Teams at Heineken USA, and the Legislative Policy Team in former US Senator John F. Kerry’s Office.
Shaunda also knows what it means to be unappreciated, undervalued, and not accepted for being and thinking different. Throughout her career she has been laid-off, fired, held under glass ceilings, and forced to hold on to glass cliffs. She has also willingly left multiple roles because of a realization that they did not have her or others’ best interests in mind, did not align with her internal values, were forcing her to neglect her integrity, and/or were preventing her from living into her true purpose. Her deep understanding of professional success, failure, and apathy, as well as her depth of knowledge navigating a variety of sectors at both the grassroots and systems levels, and everywhere in between, affords her the skillset to meet people where they are and support them through positive transformation.
Shaunda’s primary enterprise, Stone and Grace, is focused on deconstructing antiquated systems, structures, and ways of thinking in order to build back better, anew, and create spaces that work for us all. She is in the business of decolonizing spaces, places, and people, and liberating hearts and minds to strengthen the individual and collective disposition to thrive. Led by Stone and Grace, she is incubating a community of enterprises led and driven by love.
Shaunda received a B.A. in History with minors in Sociology and Africana Studies from The George Washington University, as well as a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership through the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University (via the Institute for Nonprofit Practice). She has served on the governing boards of Rehearsal for Life, Boston Scores, Elevate Youth, Girls’ LEAP, and Alray Scholars.
As a Black woman and first generation American from Greater Boston, Shaunda is an avid promoter of multi-culture and anti-racist best practice. A master facilitator, certified professional coach, and adult educator by trade, as well as historian and numerologist by training, she influences growth through building knowledge and consciousness.