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Consciously Exposed  is a start-up Massachusetts DBA consulting business in community building, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Performing Arts and African Diaspora Engagement with industry experience of 10 years Partnered with Faith-Based, Corporations, Non-Profits, Universities, Entrepreneurs, to Increase Cultural Intelligence  in the interest of Building Healthy Communities, Corporate Social Responsibility and Entrepreneurship

C.E. Consulting is owned and operated by Leonard Tshitenge and is located in a home office in Boston, Massachusetts. 



Credentials, Specialities & Professional Development:


Certified Boston Poet approved by the Mayor’s office of Arts and Culture and the Boston planning and Development Agency.

● Bachelor Degree in Human Service Management

● Master of Psychology concentration in behavioral Health ( March 2019).

● Professional Training in Creating and Maintaining Social Enterprises and fundamentals of starting and running a Business by the Mandela Washington D.C Fellowship for Young African Leaders launched by President Obama to support young African leaders.

● Professional Training in Community Leadership by NeighborWorks America

● 10 + experience in University Public Engagement , Public Speaking, Performing Arts and African Diaspora Engagement.

● 10 + years of Community Advocacy through Workshops/speaking engagements in multi-ethnic sensitivity in cross cultural interaction with communities of colors, African Diaspora communities on the model of the cultural competence and Diversity.

● 10 + Years Served as a volunteer Family and Youth Ministry Worker, Cultural Relevance in the Church -Workshop Presenter for the Archdiocese of Boston Office of Outreach and Cultural diversity.

● 10+ years experience in Youth Mentorship, Men of Color and Father Programs.

● 5 + Years of Clinical Professional Training in Therapeutic Mentoring, Therapeutic Coaching, Youth Mental Health First Aid

Specialties:

Public Speaking Skills, Facilitation and Liaison Skills, Advocacy Skills, Cultural Intelligence Coaching Skills, Community Organizing and Engagement Skills, Youth Development and Performing Arts skills (Spoken Word).











Our Story

We were first  established in 2013 with the simple vision of Community Building Through Arts and Advocacy to improve equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

September  2018

Boston Congolese Gala 2018 Community Service Award Winner.


Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo in Africa, Leonard Tshitenge's Poetry, Workshops, Coaching , Counsel and integrative approaches have foster:

Cultural Diversity in the Church, in Corporate Culture, in Building Healthy Communities, in University Public Engagement , in Behavioral Health Awareness, African Diaspora Engagement and Cultural Intelligence (CQ)


July 2018

Winner of Ajabu African Awards 2018 - African Youth Engagement Champion


March  2018

Nominated for Best African Community Organizer by the African New England Awards Association. 


July 2017

Certified Boston Poet approved by the Mayor’s office of Arts and Culture and The Boston Planning and Development Agency.


January 2017

WITH MAYOR WALSH, MAYOR OF BOSTON



January 2017

WITH CHARLIE BAKER, GOVERNOR OF MASSACHUSETTS. 

Mr. Tshitenge's Arts, Advocacy and consultancy work contributed to the signing of the Congo-Conflict Mineral bills signed by Gov. Charlie Baker. 



February 2016

With Todd Philip Haskell, Current United States Ambassador of the Republic of the Congo Brazzaville. 


JUNE 2016

ORGANIZED 1ST BOSTON AFRICAN ENTREPRENEURSHIP EXPO WITH SPECIAL GUEST MASSACHUSETTS ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & INTERNATIONAL TRADE, MR. NAM PHAM 


APRIL 2018

" I LOVE YOUR WORK " 

HONORABLE AMBASSADOR OF THE AFRICAN UNION TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DR. ARIKANA CHIHOMBORI-QUAO


Mr. Tshitenge is a member of The African Union, Constituency for Africa, Boston University and Harvard University and engaged with Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao, the African Union Ambassador to the United States of America to enabled powerful engagement to continue the diaspora work that he does in the Boston area and beyond.


SEPTEMBER 2018

PARTNERED WITH CITY AWAKE - A PROGRAM OF THE GREATER BOSTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE To highlight the experiences, challenges, and possibilities for millennials of color in the city of Boston.


MAY 2013-SEPTEMBER 2017

COMMUNITY BUILDING THROUGH ARTS - ENTREPRENEURSHIP - ADVOCACY 


Take your Leadership, your mindset  to the next level

L E T' S  W O R K  T O G E T H E R

Meet Our Advisors

C.E. Consulting strives to deliver the tools and support that helps clients and communities grow with unparalleled 



success.




Leonard Tshitenge 

Democratic Republic of Congo

CEO, Founder



The City of Boston has seen Mr. Tshitenge contributions grow for over 10 years a dynamic Poet, Speaker,  Community Builder, Coach-Consultant, Social Impact Entrepreneur, and a Youth mentor and leader, advocating for people of African descent in their local and international communities. He utilizes his unparalleled ability to inspire and bring people of all ethnic, religious, and economic backgrounds together in the interest of human rights, business development and social innovation.



Morjieta Derisier

 Haiti



Attorney Derisier is a native of Boston and currently resides in the South Shore. She is graduate of Suffolk University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and a minor in business. In her current capacity Attorney Derisier is a Member of the Suffolk Lawyers for Justice, a criminal law panel that assists indigent residents in Suffolk County. HONORS AND AWARDS:

Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition – National Finalist


Hashim Siraji 

  Somalia



Originally from Somalia, He is one of the Co-Founder of Progressive African Network. Hashim is currently a technology entrepreneur, Co-Founder of a tech start-up based in Newton, MA and a long time Tech & Social entrepreneurs working in Start-ups, especially in Africa and Emerging Markets and created pathways for social and economical mobility 



Naomi Thompson

South Africa


Naomi Thompson is a social entrepreneur and qualified attorney with over 15 years of legal and business experience. Appointed as Chief of Staff for the Group COO of a Pan African Investment company, with subsidiaries in Africa, and the UK.

Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo in Africa, Leonard Tshitenge's Performing Arts, Coaching , Counsel and integrative approaches have foster:

  • Cultural Diversity in the Church, in Corporate Culture, in Building Healthy Communities, in University Public Engagement , in Behavioral Health Awareness
  •  African Diaspora Engagement.
  • Cultural Intelligence (CQ)

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Gweneth Job 

South Africa



Gweneth Job  have more than 15 years experience in high level marketing environment within the fast-moving consumer good (FMCG industry).She worked and travel into key countries in Africa, growing business, and brand presence. Gweneth was awarded the Best Employee of the Quarter by CLASSIC BEVERAGE Group, Nigeria in 2015 .


Gabriel Carter 

Liberia 



Economist. Commercial banking analyst in commercial banking and retail.

Gabriel holds a BSc. in Business Management from Cambridge College and Master of Science in Finance from Brandeis University, International Business School. 


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