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Coaching Tailored To Your Organization

At the Lazu Group we offer coaching tailored to your organization and its needs. Our coaching moves people and company cultures from intention to impact by focusing on three key areas: Bias Awareness, Implicit Bias, and DEI Cultural Immersion. Our coaching includes one-on-one sessions for executives and programs for small groups.

Coaching helps affect change at the top, with a commitment to become more inclusive. But this change will only happen when leaders become more engaged. Our coaching is supportive—and transformational. We help leaders identify what’s holding their organizations back and how to do something about it. With a model of change that is championed at the top, cultures can shift from bias to belonging.

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Success Stories
Runway

The Challenge

A lack of engagement with, and product offerings designed for, black and brown small business owners and entrepreneurs.

Timeline

Strategy

Launch an initiative and product set focused on closing the wealth gap and resulting in easier dissemination of business loans to black and brown owned businesses.

Tactics

Implement The Runway Project, a CD/loan product which was fully integrated into the bank then utilized to deepen the relationships with communities and institutions of color.

Outcome

  • Two million fund for black and brown businesses
  • Millions of positive media impressions featuring coverage from TechCrunch, The Boston Globe, American Banker and more
  • Regional programs exceeded all benchmarks resulting in a national roll out of the program salted for 2021

 

MGM
WE Spire
Timeline

The Challenge

An extremely diverse workforce often segmented by position within the organization causing friction and segregation within the company.

Strategy

Create a learning experience for all employees to understand the ubiquity of bias in a fun and active way.

Tactics

Lexicon Legwork, an implicit bias scavenger hunt around Las Vegas that uncovered the prevalence of white culture in the city.

Outcome

The company’s most successful employee engagement vehicle engaging over 61,000 employees.

 

Biomed Realty
Timeline

The Challenge

Biomed Realty needed to present an ED&I strategy to the city of Cambridge outlining how it would authentically support the local creative community.

Strategy

The Urban Labs created and executed a plan to engage and deepen Biomed Realty’s relationships with the local network to begin the co-creation of a new culture for Kendall Square.

Tactics

Dive deep into the Cambridge arts community, meet with non-profits, artists and the general community, listening, envisioning and co-creating. Through their input and that of hundreds of residents in East Cambridge and beyond, 585 Third Street utilized innovative urban planning and accessible cultural programming to reflect the rich diversity of Cambridge. All of which was heavily informed by the active feedback and lived experiences of communities of color, especially those within the Cambridge arts community.

Outcome

  • 12 meetings with the Mayor’s Arts Task Force
  • 200 plus open house attendees
  • 175 plus arts and community stakeholder conversations
  • Driving the creation of a 50K sf theater and programmable public spaces, zoning was unanimously approved by the Cambridge City Council.