They Lied to You... Business IS Personal!™
I’m Anita Charlot, and I bring over three decades of experience in transforming relationships at the core of corporate cultures.
As a celebrated ForbesBLK personality and a recipient of a We Serve Award at a major Financial Institution for the R.E.A.L. Talk Conversation Series™, I am recognized as an expert Relationship Strategist, Corporate Relationship Consultant, and Executive Coach for Black and Brown women, leading the charge at Relationship Architect Academy LLC.
My unwavering belief that “They Lied to You; Business IS Personal!™” fuels my mission to cultivate workplaces where everyone feels profoundly valued and integral to their organization’s purpose.
My Journey from Personal to Corporate!
My journey began in personal relationship coaching, where I honed my expertise in communication, empathy, and conflict resolution. This foundation in understanding human connections seamlessly transitioned into the corporate sphere.
Recognizing the critical role of relationships in organizational success, I adeptly address relational gaps within teams, revitalizing workplaces and driving remarkable improvements in retention, cohesion, and performance.
My award-winning R.E.A.L. Talk Conversation Series™ is a testament to my ability to foster transformative dialogue and create an environment where authenticity thrives.
Over the past two decades, my career has been a dynamic tapestry of leadership roles across diverse sectors, including regional management in a multi-million dollar consulting firm, senior positions in the financial industry, and various roles as an entrepreneur and Non-Commissioned Officer in the United States Army Reserve.
In addition to my corporate journey, I’ve dedicated myself to serving on boards, co-chairing initiatives, and mentoring individuals in career success, entrepreneurship, diversity, equity, and inclusion. My passion for supporting others has led me to mentor women of all backgrounds, from emerging professionals to seasoned executives.
A Journey of Healing and Understanding
I’ve embarked on a profound journey of healing and self-discovery in recent years. Through introspection and education, I’ve deepened my understanding of trauma and its impact on individuals, particularly in the corporate realm. This journey has prompted a shift in focus, guiding me from my previous work in dating and relationship coaching towards a more impactful exploration of corporate relationships and the intersection of trauma in the workplace.
Embracing Unexpected Paths
Though unexpected, this evolution aligns profoundly with my purpose. The more I’ve leaned into this space, the more it resonates with me spiritually. My mission now is to leverage my experiences and insights to facilitate healing, foster authentic connections, and transform workplace relationships for the better.
As I continue on this journey, I am committed to empowering individuals and organizations to navigate the complexities of corporate dynamics with empathy, resilience, and a deep understanding of the human experience.
Filling the Void in DEI Training and Consulting
I’ve been in the business of writing, speaking, training, and coaching on the subject of all forms of interpersonal relationships since 1999!
In the wake of the widespread adoption of DEI training and consulting, I observed a critical gap: a lack of emphasis on relationships.
While many initiatives aimed to address diversity, equity, and inclusion, few delved into the foundational element of genuine human connection.
I recognized that actual progress in DEI efforts necessitates focusing on healing relationships first.
By prioritizing empathy, respect, and authentic communication, organizations can lay the groundwork for more effective DEI programs, foster a culture where every voice is heard and valued, AND increase the bottom line.
To Senior Leadership,
As a seasoned Retention Strategist, I understand the critical importance of nurturing authentic organizational connections.
I specialize in guiding senior leadership through assessments to uncover root causes behind employee relationship breakdowns and offer strategic solutions for genuine healing and growth.
My executive coaching, particularly with Black and Brown executive women, has proven invaluable in navigating the unique challenges they face in corporate environments.
Through tailored interventions, I empower leaders to address systemic barriers and foster inclusive cultures where every voice is valued.
Let’s embark on a transformative journey, rebuilding trust and collaboration to create workplaces where everyone feels seen, heard, and empowered to thrive.
“Anita’s advice is what we need to hear.”
“Anita Charlot’s relationship advice may not be what we as women want to hear, but it is what we need to hear. It requires us to self-reflect and take ownership of our choices so that we can not only be healthier partners, but also healthier people.”
Dr. K E Garland, Award-winning author
learn from anita
Having served over 10,000 women from the stage, in workshops, at retreats and in 1:1 executive coaching programs over the past twenty-plus years...
Anita has worked with clients, delivered keynote speeches, and facilitated retreats in-person and virtual audiences worldwide.
Her quick wit, tell it like it is persona, and infectious laughter keeps clients and organizations coming back for more.
Her willingness to be 100% authentic, including sharing stories of being a domestic abuse survivor, being black woman in corporate America and her “menopausal/hormonal journey,” leaves her clients feeling like they’ve known each other for years!
Calling out the fact that…
“They Lied to You; Business IS Personal!™”
Is not the work that I chose to do…
The work chose me, and I’m here for it all!
Ready to Transform Your Organization's Relationships? Hire Anita Today!
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Let’s embark on a healing, growth, and transformation journey together.