Mandy Levine has delivered virtual sessions of her Intro to Bias and Prejudice training to our team members and has been exceptionally well-received. She is an engaging and energetic presenter who creates a safe space for participant interaction on sensitive topics. Mandy is a true professional – responsive, flexible, warm, good-humored, and incredibly knowledgeable.
Diana Wheelock, SVP, Director of Human Resources & Organizational Development
Gorham Savings Bank, Gorham, ME
We contracted with Mandy Levine Consulting to provide Diversity and Inclusion training for the KMA team. Mandy’s presentation was engaging, enlightening and extremely valuable in confronting unconscious bias, and recognizing that embracing diversity benefits everyone in the workplace -- and beyond. Mandy’s expertise with this complex and potentially fraught subject allowed for a delivery that was candid and clear, yet relaxed and comfortable. The feedback from my team has been overwhelmingly positive.
Kim Anania, President and CEO
KMA Human Resources Consulting, Falmouth, ME
Mandy provided our company with a dynamic, insightful, and highly accessible training on implicit bias. Mandy was able to keep the training engaging and interactive, which is no small feat when presenting virtually to a large group you have never met before. The quality of content of her training was exactly what we were looking for. Our expectations were not only met, they were exceeded.
I highly recommend Mandy’s training to challenge you and your team’s understanding of equity and inclusivity in the workplace.
Cheryl Ahearn, Controller
St.Germain, Westbrook, ME
Few people find the prospect of diversity training terribly exciting, especially when they assume they've already built an inclusive and harmonious workplace. But we found our time with Mandy Levine to be far more than simply "checking the box". Her engaging and transparent approach, sharing personal experiences and pulling us into her narrative, enabled our group to more clearly perceive our daily interactions through the eyes of both our colleagues and clientele. These are invaluable discussions, especially at a time when we are all increasingly aware of the effort required to maintain societal cohesion, and for a company - that can translate directly into productivity. Mandy's the one you want leading those discussions.
JB Meek, Managing Director
Widelity, Inc. Washington, DC
I can't say enough great things about Mandy Levine's bias- and prejudice-related trainings. In 2019, South Portland hired Mandy to facilitate anti- bias and prejudice trainings for 100 of our employees and South Portland has plans to continue to expand those trainings to remaining South Portland staff as soon as possible. Mandy was incredibly effective: employees who were reluctant going in were on board coming out as Mandy is knowledgeable, approachable, and makes participants feel at ease during difficult conversations. I highly recommend her.
Stephanie Weaver, Human Resources Director
City of South Portland, ME
Mandy Levine was recommended to us for Diversity and Inclusion training. Our team was so impressed with Mandy’s extensive knowledge and experience. Her training was valuable in bringing more awareness to the potential impact of unconscious bias and prejudice. Her presentation style was fun, relatable, interactive, and informative. This training will serve as a starting point for our team to continue learning and expanding our knowledge and practices around diversity and inclusion.
Melissa Olander, Director of Finance and Administration
State 23 Media, LLC, Portland, ME
Over the past two years, Mandy has become a trusted partner of Norway Savings Bank. She’s developed and delivered customized training for our organization as well as facilitated our DEI-themed book club. You ask for it…Mandy delivers.
We are a fast-growing Architecture + Construction company that works with clients all over greater Portland and beyond. As we expand, we are experiencing more and more diversity with our staff, our clients and the projects we take on. The timing seemed just right to do a training on Prejudice, Diversity and Inclusion. We called Mandy with our request and she came prepared and positive. She touched on such sensitive topics with such genuineness, humility and grace that it opened up the entire room for conversation and engagement. I have had constant feedback from our team about how much they appreciated and learned from the workshop, and some are wondering if she will be back to do another training. I hope so.
Susie Kane, Director of HR & Business Administration
Barrett Made, Portland, ME
We contracted with Mandy to do her Understanding Bias and Prejudice seminar for our entire organization after hearing glowing reviews from an industry trade group. Understanding the importance of this topic, we have previously used off-the-shelf content delivered via eLearning or webinars. What a difference Mandy makes! Although we chose to hold the sessions virtually via Zoom rather than gathering people into a large room, Mandy used chat and polls to keep participants engaged throughout the session. She creates a safe space for people to share without forcing participation or putting anyone on the spot. The feedback we received from our employees has been overwhelmingly positive and we have already initiated talks with her to discuss “what’s next.” We look forward to continuing our work with Mandy to delve deeper into the subjects that will help us be better, do better – not only for our employees, but for our customers as well.
Jamie Toomey, Learning and Development Manager
Norway Savings Bank, Norway, ME
Jenn Plourde, VP, Employee Development Manager, Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution, Saco, ME
What do class participants have to say?
Mandy’s presentation left me feeling like I spent a valuable three hours of my time and it honestly flew by.
Mandy did a great job. It is not easy getting class participation on zoom, but her format, and the way she presented really energized the group. There was great participation in a subject most people don’t dare to ask questions on, and that was all due to Mandy’s style.
Thanks for being a catalyst for revealing to each of us the path to our hearts and all the beauty, fulfillment and impact we can all experience if we are brave enough to follow this path to its final destination. A destination filled with compassion, understanding, empathy, patience, inclusion and ultimately love.
One of my favorite parts of the workshop was hearing her very real and raw personal story. She isn’t JUST a person teaching a class she is teaching a class on a topic that really hits home for her. Mandy’s compassion was felt and received even through video.
I want more sessions from her. Just a wealth of knowledge!
Mandy kept the entire class engaged.
An engaging discussion with great content and participation that flew by! Mandy’s style is up-tempo and non-judgmental.
I loved that individuals felt comfortable speaking up and sharing very personal stories and experiences.