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.
Founded by Shaunda Lewis in December of 2020, Stone and Grace LLC is a social construction firm focused on the ways in which we individually and collectively operate. We do this through decolonization. Decolonization is the breaking down of antiquated systems, structures, and ways of thinking and acting that are rooted in colonization, in order to reconstruct: build back better, anew and create spaces and places that work for us all. Our work includes:
Building social awareness through opportunities to learn history, build skills, and cultivate healthy community;
Building self awareness by helping individuals to raise their personal consciousness, understand their true selves, and be responsibly unapologetic in living authentically with fidelity;
Incubating creations (companies and organizations) into 5D - companies and organizations that are led and driven by love;
Transforming institutions and individuals from being led and driven by fear, to being led and driven by love;
Building a community of Decolonizers equipped with the skillset and knowledge to support human ascension.
The vision of Stone and Grace is a world led with love. For too long the world has been a place that is fear driven. Our goal is to decolonize humanity - from being conditioned through fear and white supremacy (colonization). Colonization in this modern era refers to the last 580 years of Western European colonization, imperialism, and US globalization, rooted in the belief that those descended from Western Europe or appearing to descend from Western Europe to be superior. All are expected to adjust their way of being and interacting in the world to be in tune with the value of and preference for "whiteness." Our work tackles this and more, because we know and understand fear to be the basis of the oppression of us all. The task of deconditioning and decolonizing humanity is a massive endeavor, rooted in centuries, if not millennia of conditioning, colonization, context, and history. Human beings have spent the majority of the past accumulating traumas and fears, and passing down those traumas and fears through intrapersonal, interpersonal, group, familial, institutional, and structural violence and oppression – to the point where ancestral fear and trauma is embedded in our DNA.
Because of how large the problem is, our focus is on those people and institutions that are already deeply involved in diversity, equity, inclusion, and/or anti-racism work, and are looking to embed a decolonization mindset and strategy into the work that they already do – both personally and professionally. Our goal is to build leaders in the decolonization space, and support people in understanding and identifying colonization, in order to actively decolonize themselves and the communities in which they work and live. We equip people with the pedagogy, knowledge, skillset, and courage to decolonize any space in which they occupy and person they encounter; including themselves.
Having partnered with over 40 companies/organizations to date, directly impacting 3,000 people globally, our strategy is to exponentially increase those numbers with every engagement we commit to and interaction we make. The world has waited long enough for a brighter age, and the only thing standing in the way of our collective illumination is the lack of our elevated consciousness. Our strategy supports the transition of humanity from being driven by fear, to being led by love.
We understand that true elevation requires traversing the depths of our existence, and removing that which obstructs our light – with the truth that is stone, and the unconditional love that is grace. We are here to guide you through the journey to access and sustain your light (freedom) and reach true elevation, because we believe that the time has come to decolonize the world.
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 –
THE STONE AND GRACE ECOSYSTEM
The Decolonization Coach
A Spirit Guide to Freedom
THE DECOLONIZATION COACH
The Decolonizers is our network of Specialists in Decolonization, Wayshowers, and Multi-Culture Alchemists. We're building the world we want to be and see, together.
We are Spirit Guides to Freedom.
Stone and Grace Institute
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MEET OUR FOUNDER
Founder & Principal
Shaunda Lewis is The Decolonization Coach: a guide through tackling truth, reconciliation, and transformation. A social architect, systems builder, and spirit guide, she works with others to remember who they are, confront their fears, awaken power, and build that which is led and driven by love.
A daughter of Caribbean immigrants to the United States, Shaunda's unique perspective of belonging to multiple cultures, holding a plethora of distinct identities, and navigating social constructs that never made space for her full self, allows her to understand the need to create spaces that work for us all.
Shaunda’s experience spans the gamut of relationships in life: those with oneself, each other, and the systems in which we operate. It is what allows her an ever-evolving mastery of social and self awareness. From working throughout the non-profit, public, and private sectors, traversing the realms of partnership and intimacy, and existing on the full range of the spectrum of power, her life experiences have taught her how to set healthy boundaries, always be authentic to who she is, access and sustain her true power, while also holding unconditional compassion and love for herself, others, and humanity.
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. In the beginning of her career, Shaunda worked on the education policy team at Dutko Worldwide, on the Corporate and Government Relations Teams at Heineken USA, and on the Legislative Policy Team in former US Senator John F. Kerry’s Office. She has served on the governing boards of Boston Scores, Elevate Youth, Girls’ LEAP, and Alray Scholars, and currently serves on the governing board of Rehearsal for Life.
Shaunda knows what it means to be celebrated and feel a sense of belonging. She also knows what it means to be unappreciated, undervalued, and not accepted for being and thinking different. Her deep understanding of personal and professional success, failure, and apathy, as well as her depth of knowledge navigating life at the grassroots, the treetops, and everywhere in between, affords her the skillset to meet people where they are and support them through positive transformation.
An entrepreneur, historian, esoteric scientist, and persistent student of the human condition, Shaunda is committed to moving humanity into a brighter age. Her enterprise, Stone and Grace, is focused on deconstructing old, outdated ways of existing, in order to reconstruct that which works for us all. She is in the business of liberating hearts and minds and strengthening the disposition to thrive.
Currently, through Stone and Grace, Shaunda is creating a community of businesses led and driven by love, as well as a community of Decolonizers - equipped with the skillset and knowledge to support human ascension. Her life is dedicated to actualizing the callings of her soul - the Eden she envisions through her intuition: Heaven, here on Earth.
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 Tufts University. She is a graduate of the Babson College Women Innovating Now (WIN) Global Accelerator, a certified professional coach, master facilitator and trainer, anti-racism and multi-culture expert, creator, numerologist, astrologist, birth and death doula, as well as a human design generalist. These ingredients and more are what make her a true Specialist in Decolonization.