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Launched in 2013, CONSCIOUSLY EXPOSED CONSULTING IS:

A part time Consulting Business  that offers Workshops, Coaching, Strategy,  Event Planning to improve Diversity and Inclusion in Arts, Social Entrepreneurship and Mental Health.



Biography 

Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the continent of Africa, Leonard Tshitenge migrated with his family to the United States in Boston Massachusetts at the age of 16. He studied at Fisk University, a historical Black College in Nashville, Tennessee. Fisk helped him develop his unparalleled ability as a Poet, Public Speaker, Youth Mentor, Community Leader and advocate. Leonard Tshitenge is also Certified Boston Poet approved by the Mayor’s office of Arts and Culture. He received his Bachelor Degree in Human Services and Master’s in Psychology with a concentration in Behavioral Health.

His model of engagement has been center on mindful of multi-ethnic sensitivity in cross-cultural interaction with African Diaspora Communities on the model of the Cultural Competence and Diversity. 


In the past, Massachusetts Assistant Secretary of Business Development & International Trade, Mr. Nam Pham was sent by the governor of Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker to Congratulate Mr. Tshitenge's efforts on working toward building Social entrepreneurship platform for more inclusive dialogue of Young African Diaspora Entrepreneurs at the public and government sectors.


In addition, Mr. Tshitenge received  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. He also serve on the Reader Committee of the Mandela Washington D.C Fellowship for Young African Leaders launched by President Obama to support young African leaders as they seek to encourage growth and prosperity, democratic governance, and peace and security.


 Further,  Mr. Tshitenge has also  extensive Clinical Professional Training where he  provided Therapeutic Coaching to Families in order to enhance interpersonal communications skills,  practice safety and develop wellness plan while facilitating groups and helping them obtain community resources. His accomplishment let him to become the Director of Coaching and Family Interventions at Fathers Uplift, In, Boston 1st Outpatient Clinic - Focused on Fathers, Paternal Child Health and Male engagement where he went on to   received community Father leader award by the (CPLAN ) The Collaborative Parent Leadership Action Network . 


The City of Boston has seen his contributions grow for over 10 years 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 Arts, Social Entrepreneurship and Mental health.








Awards & Milestones 


LEONARD TSHITENGE - 2019 CPLAN CHAMPION - COMMUNITY FATHER LEADER AWARD



(CPLAN) The Collaborative Parent Leadership Action Network

Amplifying Parents as Partners to Achieve Equitable Education Policies and Practices.

CPLAN is working to change this-bridging gaps to shift how teachers, policymakers, and administrators engage students and families, and creating opportunities for parents to step into their power, to put all students on a path toward lifetime success. For more info, please visit

http://cplanma.org

Winner of The  Boston Congolese Gala Community Service Award 2018




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 My Team of Community Partners




Leonard Tshitenge 

Democratic Republic of Congo

CEO/Founder






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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Chris Jackson 

Liberia 

President & Founder of SATSA the Sub-Saharan Africa Transnational Strategic

Alliance! Area of focus 

Agribusiness, Renew Energy, Infrastructure Development, Technology/Professional Business, Workforce development training


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