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Our Services

We aspire to a future in which all people feel welcomed and nourished, much like sharing a meal at a table or cooking together in a kitchen. We recognize that inclusivity and support are the ingredients that bring people together and foster long-term relationships. These values, combined with our expertise in law, mindfulness coaching, and public policy, culminate to form Thought Kitchen and the services we provide. 

Our diversified offerings - Public Policy Consulting, Supplier Diversity Consulting, and Mindful Life & Work Coaching - work in tandem to create a holistically well society where everyone feels respected and supported.

Mindful Life & Work

We all Work
The definition of work is as diverse as each of us, and we all “work” in some way.  Regardless of how our definitions align, demands get in the way, and we forget to make space and authentically connect with ourselves and with others. Mindful Life and Work practices and coaching help you reconnect, find balance, and move into a fruitful future in all aspects of your personal and professional life.

 

Self-Restoration

Restore your sense of self-worth and fulfillment. Examine our mindfulness offerings, which include courses, coaching, sensory services, gentle movement, and guided meditation programs. Our knowledgeable mentors will assist you on your journey to inner groundedness and deeper connections.

 

Strive for Integration

Integrate your personal and professional life to improve your overall well-being. Learn to manage your time and stress, prioritize self-care, and discover joy in every aspect of your life.  Flow through life and work with grace and mindfulness.
 

For One or Many
Our services are as diverse as the people and circumstances we work with. We offer support to individuals, as well as groups in a multitude of settings that range from 1:1 to workshops for your entire organization. Check out our menu of services below.

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Mindful Life & Work Services 

Individual Coaching

One on one coaching that can include: perfectionism & burnout, healthy boundary setting & maintenance, personal values identification, leadership development, career transition, navigating change and loss, communication skills, and developing& strengthening resiliency skill

Organizational Coaching

Organizational or group coaching that can include: culture assessment, development& realignment, cultural competency, team building, mindful gathering, creativity, adaptability, leadership development, difficult conversations, giving & receiving feedback, and collaboration

Interactive Workshops

Interactive presentations on topics that can include the above coaching topics as well as: embracing Plan B, mindfulness myth busters, imposter syndrome, hybrid work places, and self-compassion

Wellness Practices

Guided Meditation–

This practice will take you into a state of deep relaxation and inner stillness to take you on an inward journey that is designed to improve one or more aspects of your life and bring about positive personal change

 

Labyrinth Meditation–

Physical (depending on location) and hand held labyrinth walks are available to quiet the mind, open the heart and ground the body while building stress resilience

 

Gentle Yoga–

Performed at a slower pace with less intense positions, this type of yoga includes extended time for meditation, yogic breath work and relaxation. There is a strong emphasis on holding gentle shapes, seated poses and low-impact movements

 

Sound Bath–

This meditative practice utilizes sound frequency of one or several instruments to create soothing, overlapping vibrations to create a “bath” of sound where you immerse yourself in the frequency to create a deeper meditative state

Professional Renewal Workshop Series-  
Looking to support the professionals in your organization? We have created a year-long monthly workshop series for you that invites teammates to learn more about themselves and each other by starting with their strengths and core values before moving into the topics most relevant for the professionals in your organization, such as  building trust, communicating clearly and compassionately, navigating change and uncertainty, , operationalizing self-care, and   preventing burnout. It is a wonderful way to support tenured professionals, as well as new hires. This offering has been so successful that we have a page solely dedicated to it. Learn more by visiting our Professional Renewal Workshop Series  page.  

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Public Policy

Trusted guides
It is a wild understatement to say the world of public policy is complicated. It takes nuanced understanding to successfully navigate the complicated web of people, paperwork, messaging, and timing. Luckily, we thrive in this space and want to be your guides. We work closely with clients like you to optimize plans, analyze data, and create opportunities that drive impact and outcomes. 

 

Partnerships that last.

We believe that collaboration is the key to making changes that last. We work closely with our clients to build strong relationships based on trust, openness, and common goals. By learning about your vision and goals, we become your loyal partners who look out for your best interests and lead you to success. Together, we can come up with action items that put the power of impact in your hands.

 

Driving Forward

Our goal is to push forward ideas that will make the future better for everyone. We deeply care about social justice, sustainability, and good government for everyone. By lending our  knowledge, networks, and insights to our clients, we give you the power to make changes and help make society more fair and prosperous.

 

Contact us today to set up a meeting and find out how we can work together.

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Public Policy Services

Advocacy

Develop annual policy agenda through consensus building with stakeholders

 

Utilize our decades of experience and credibility to actively represent clients with public officials at every level of government

 

Connect clients with their local, state, and federal government officials in order to advocate for their policy objectives.

Legislation

Analyze existing laws, draft legislation, develop and implement roadmaps and strategies, trackbills and agendas

Purchasing

Navigate the complex process of procurement and selling to local and state government agencies.

Identify and track solicitation opportunities

 

Assist in setting timelines, response structure and content

Evaluate or draft proposal responses based on evaluation criteria and solicitation requirements

Assist in preparations for interviews, presentations or negotiations, including mock evaluation panels

Advise on Best and Final Offer, including final adjustments or requests by the soliciting entity

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Supplier Diversity

For Diverse Suppliers & Organizations' Supply Chain Diversification 
The world of supplier diversity is filled with obstacles for both diverse suppliers and those looking to diversify their supply chain. Thought Kitchen’s supplier diversity consulting team supports both.

Businesses & Organizations
We are here to help entities of all sizes that want to demonstrate a tangible commitment to increasing diversity by intentionally diversifying their supply chain to include women-, minority-, and veteran-owned businesses, as well as other historically excluded groups.

 

Thought Kitchen meets your business where it is by assessing your supplier diversity efforts and supporting your goals. Here are some of the ways we do this:

  • Supplier Identification

  • Certification Assistance

  • Risk Mitigation & Compliance Assurance

  • Customized Strategies & Program Optimization 


Diverse Suppliers
We have years of experience in this space. Not only does that afford our clients expertise, but also access to the many close relationships we've nurtured and maintained. 

You aren't alone. We've helped our clients navigate the terrain of politics, policy, and paperwork to ensure inclusive representation and connection. Here are a few ways how:

  • Roadmaps & Business Strategies

  • Advocacy & Representation 

  • Certification Assistance & Complaince Support

  • Access to Resources

The Tools for Success
We recognize there is a lot to keep track of when it comes to supplier diversity: paperwork, compliance, certification, and contracts are just a few of the moving pieces. In January of 2023 we launched a tool to streamline the process and paperwork for both sides of this equation. Better yet, we've made it much easier to connect diverse suppliers to those looking for their goods and services. Read more about DiversiFind below.

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Solving Supplier Diversity’s Biggest Challenge– Connection

Meet DiversiFind, A New Cuisine from Thought Kitchen
Lesley Crane, our Cofounder and lead of Supplier Diversity Consulting Services, noticed a need arising as she worked with both diverse suppliers and companies that wanted our help intentionally diversifying their supply chain: they had trouble finding each other.  We saw an opportunity to utilize technology to ease this burden.  If people can use technology to make new friends, why not use it to connect companies with diverse suppliers?  So we cooked up a new cuisine: DiversiFind.

DiversiFind is more than just an application; it's a powerful solution that allows companies to Discover, Connect, and Engage with each other.  It allows companies seeking diverse supplier partners to discover and connect with minority-, woman-, veteran-, disabled-, and LGBTQ+-owned companies and then engage in business relationships that are mutually beneficial.  This increases opportunity for everyone.
 

Together, Thought Kitchen and DiversiFind are transforming the landscape of supplier diversity by fostering a more inclusive and equitable world in which to engage in business.  Welcome to a new era of collaboration.

Create an account, explore the service, and learn more by visiting the DiversiFind website: www.diversifind.com.

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Supplier Diversity 
Services

Consulting & Workshops

Conduct workshops to help suppliers learn how to find, solicit, validate, and hire diverse subcontractors

Conduct workshops to help suppliers learn how to do business with prime contractors and learn common pitfalls and best practices

Assist suppliers in getting certified by the State of Indiana

Provide matchmaking services for suppliers and subcontractors to help increase participation for particular projects;Assist entities in standing up or improving an ongoing supplier diversity plan

 

Assess entities current buying programs and goals to assist in improving performance

 

Provide monitoring and reporting on achievement of entities program goals through on-going or annual reports

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