I‘m Reva Patwardhan. I‘m the founder of Dialogue Lab.
I believe that a movement is as strong as the relationships that hold it together.
And I've seen how differences within social change organizations turn into cultures of mistrust, disrespect, and burn out. But I believe our diversity can be our greatest strength.
We can do so much better. We can be stronger. We can be unstoppable.
And we begin with a single, liberating conversation.
Reva has 20 years of broad experience in the nonprofit sector. She has been a fundraiser, communications director, lobbyist, board member, and diversity trainer.
Her experience taught her the profound importance of strong leaders who build healthy cultures for social change work. This led to her getting her certification as an Integral Coach from New Ventures West, the first step in an ongoing journey of learning and growing into her passion for human development.
In 2013, she founded her first company, Greater Good Coaching. Since then she has been helping executive directors, organizers and activists lead from a deeper, more empowered place. She helps them develop the resilience and the relational chops to navigate environments that can be low on time and money, but high on office politics.
Several themes kept arising throughout her work with progressive leaders: the importance of self care and community care, leadership as a never-ending series of lessons in emotional boundaries, and the need for healthier cultures of work in the social justice space.
That, combined with Reva’s personal journey as an observer of culture, and the post-2016 election political climate, led to the birth of Dialogue Lab in 2017.
Connect with Reva on social media. (She's most active on Facebook.)
There, she is building a vision for world-changing leadership and collaboration that is life affirming, and grounded in love for truth, beauty, and goodness.