About The Nova Collective

In 2016, Nova was founded by women who were fed up with the same old business routine and could see the writing on the wall for organizational culture. With decades of experience in marketing, communications, L&D, and diversity & inclusion, Nova’s founders united their unique superpowers to create a game-changing firm.

Over the years, our unstoppable Nova team has expanded, bringing in a wide array of cross-industry experiences and practice areas. This growth has supercharged our ability to tackle and obliterate organizational challenges.

At Nova, we fiercely believe that everyone deserves to work in an inclusive environment where they can truly thrive. As a women & BIPOC-owned company, we’re on a mission to revolutionize organizational culture and create thriving communities.

Nova is here to back People Leaders in smashing barriers and making genuine change. Because we know that when we know better, we can do better – and we won't settle for anything less.

HOW NOVA OPERATES:

When you work with Nova, you're partnering with an organization that is committed to creating a new "normal" in workplace culture.

Here are some of the ways we are putting our money where our mouth is and providing space for our team to thrive:

  • Nova provides full-time staff (and their families) 100% healthcare coverage for medical insurance
  • Our medical insurance covers gender affirmation benefits
  • Nova offers 8 weeks of fully paid parental leave
  • Nova offers unlimited PTO and hybrid/remote/flexible working schedules
  • Nova is fully closed for 2 weeks every summer, to offer recharging time and space to all employees
  • Nova's closed office holidays include election day, Juneteenth, Indigenous People's Day, Eid Al-Fitar and Rosh Hashanah

OUR MISSION

Nova’s Mission is to foster vibrant, inclusive communities within workplaces. We are dedicated to building cultures where every individual feels valued, respected, and empowered to contribute their best. Going beyond traditional DEI initiatives, we focus on the future landscape of work and culture for forward-thinking organizations. Through innovative strategies and tools, we equip organizations with the skills necessary to cultivate environments of trust, collaboration, and belonging. Our commitment to inclusion is the cornerstone of our approach, ensuring that all voices are heard and celebrated. Together, we create workplaces that not only excel in performance but also thrive as cohesive, supportive communities.

OUR APPROACH

Our approach to this next phase of organizational development is grounded in a robust Community Framework. Fostering Community is a dynamic process, and Nova’s teams are constantly calibrating and adjusting to lean into the complexity of your specific organization.

In all engagements, we prioritize clear, consistent communication with your audiences and rigorous measurement to ensure the effectiveness of our initiatives.

Our process for learning and skill-building is rooted in dialogic instruction, a method that emphasizes open dialogue and active participation. This approach not only enhances engagement within our sessions but also fosters deeper trust among team members that lingers long after the learning is done.

Through this comprehensive framework, we empower organizations to create dynamic, supportive communities that drive both individual and collective success.

Our Team

Our multidisciplinary team of experts brings a diverse range of skills and perspectives to the table, essential for creating thriving and healthy workplaces. Comprising professionals from fields such as organizational psychology, diversity and inclusion, curriculum design, communications, and data analytics, our team collaborates to design and implement comprehensive strategies tailored to each organization's unique needs. This collective expertise ensures that we address every facet of workplace culture, from enhancing interpersonal dynamics to measuring and sustaining progress.

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Learning Content & Delivery

Aireen Arellano (she/her)

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Designer

C.J. Arellano (he/him) The Nova Collective

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Content Creator

Chriselle Almeida

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Facilitator

Sally Arif

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Jason Ball (he/him)

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Wendy Mateo The Nova Collective

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Becca Barish (she/they)

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Robert Brown (he/him)

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Lesley-Ann Brown Henderson (she/her) The Nova Collective

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Marla Caceres (she/her) The Nova Collective

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Researcher & Facilitator

Monique Castro

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Jazmen Connor

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Researcher

Frank Chestnut The Nova Collective DEI Consultants and Facilitators

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Strategy

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Research & Strategic Comms

Kadia Edwards (1)

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Facilitator

Andy Eninger The Nova Collective

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Becca Glodoski, The Nova Collective

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Content Operations

Benjamin Henning- The Nova Collective

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Program Manager

Tony Holmes

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Facilitator

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Consulting Operations

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Accounts

Stacey Johnson

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Facilitator

Sayjal Joshi

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Justin Key (he/him) The Nova Collective

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Data Scientist

John Loos

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Mario Lucero (he/him) The Nova Collective

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Consultant

JJ McNeal

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Vernon Mina (he/him)

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Demand Gen

Kristin Patton (1)

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Program Manager

Maya Puentes

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Facilitator

Ariana Puentes Graham (she/her) The Nova Collective

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 Account Strategist

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Facilitator

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Strategic Communications

Erica Ross

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Facilitator

Christina Sterzel

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Program Manager

Gabe Taylor

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Program Manager

Nooshin Valizadeh

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Facilitator

Manuela Vazquez

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Jemia Williams (she/her)

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Strategist

Jessica Wilson (she/her) The Nova Collective

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Development Lead

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Learning Operations

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