Hello, I’m Dionna…
I teach and facilitate trainings on Inclusion and Belonging using creativity, improv and storytelling. I also help filmmakers, writers and warrior women #survivors tell their stories.
I’m the longtime former Director of Talent Diversity and Inclusion for The Second City.
For 21+ years, I’ve helped aspiring actors and comedians launch their careers in TV and Film and professionals show up on their best stage. I’m also a proud alumnus of Second City Detroit.
Truth and Comedy are my best weapons.
I believe all of us are rockstars with funny bits.
I’ll show you how to discover yours.
Courage + Risk = Incredible Discoveries
You have permission to elevate and share your best work as a leader, professional, creative and dynamic human being. This is where courage comes in.
Every moment is an opportunity to discover and remember your unique value, contribution and voice, against the obstacles. An inclusion mindset begins with seeing yourself first.
5 Simple Tools to support individual and group transformation.
” I owe my entire Second City career to you. You’re the best cheerleader advocate anyone could ever ask for…I have grown so much in these last couple of years.“
Kaye Winks, LA working actor and writer
Telling Your Truth 1-3
Writer, Actors, Playwrights and Novices – join this class to work on passion projects in a community of like minded creatives. We ideate, explore writing tools, create structure and hold you accountable for getting work on the page and discovering your best creative voice. Each level advances with accountability, invited special guest professionals, meet-ups, and creative challenges to keep your muscles cranking out the work.
Classes offered virtually with city location meet ups.
Scripting & Producing
You’ve written a script, want one on one feedback or you’re ready to test market your work in the world . Maybe it’s a solo show, a reading, or getting your script submission festival ready. We discuss revision, your voice, branding, and creative options to – produce and shape your best work.
One on one support, feedback and coaching offered virtually and in person (location specific.)
Corporate & Speaking Events
You’re looking for event support for your company or organization to support inclusion goals or a fun event to get people thinking out of the box. Whether it’s a TEDx style lecture, a leadership workshop, or bringing an A-list comedian to your next event, – these are just a few of the ways we can work together. Laughter included.