The Guarden, LLC is a place where things can grow. Founded by Nichelle Wash, The Guarden helps organizations solve the most critical human issues by leveraging diversity, equity, and inclusion. The education is approached from a lens of grace and reaching for the highest point of unity, so workshops usually include opportunities for introspection and centers on helping individuals reach for reconciliation rather than resentment.
The Guarden's services are founded on three guiding principles:
Education is everyone's responsibility
Accountability is not condemnation and is the key to optimal results
Grace is freely given, unearned, and does not depend on a background check
The Guarden offers keynote addresses, workshops and training for groups of all sizes and industries. We conduct training in-person and virtually and with context to healthcare/STEM, private sector, local government, and higher education. The Guarden focuses on strategic partnerships, methodical approaches to education, and imperfection in humanity, so we ask the tough questions to get you and your team to achieve collective goals.
a leader. an ideator. a problem-solver.
Hello Sunshine! My name is Nichelle Wash, and I am the Founder and CEO of The Guarden LLC. I am an organizational strategist who leverages diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) to solve the most critical people issues. I have spent much of my adult life as a scholar, a professional, and community-change agent. My approach to diversity education stems from the notion that education is important work shared by all of us, but grace, accountability and reconciliation are required. In addition to DEI workshops, Nichelle loves supporting her local community through efforts as a Trustee for Monroe County Public Libraries, a Board Member for Court Appointed Special Advocates, and a Troop Leader for Girl Scouts of Central Indiana.