We Are Change Makers

CircleUp's mission is to build HAPPY, THRIVING and stress-free communities.

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Our Stats

Established in 2014

100% Minority-Owned

50% Female Owned

50% LGBTQI+ Owned

0% Investor-Owned

Oakland CA-based

Social Enterprise

32,788

People Trained

12956

Services Facilitated

433

Organizations Served

Why We Exist

Vision

To build a less oppressed, racist, and divided world for future generations that we will never know

 

Mission

Our Mission is to cultivate happy, thriving, and stress-free cities, organizations, and schools by developing a less oppressed, racist, and divided world for future generations we will never know through custom training, consulting, coaching, and tools that are intentionally designed to interrupt implicit bias, restore community wellbeing, resolve conflict and misunderstandings, and inspire deeper connection and inclusion.

Our Story

To build a less oppressed, racist, and divided world for future generations we will never know

CircleUp's inception began when two UC Berkeley Peace and Conflict Studies s graduates, Tiffany and Tyrone, joined forces to attempt to solve a daunting question. How can we end inequities and discrimination in our lifetime by addressing the root causes of hate, oppression, racism, and unconscious bias? This one question led the two co-founders on a journey of self-growth, constant reinvention, and evolution of thought and practice all to ensure that the next generation of children may start off their life in a world that is more inclusive and equitable than the one we live in today. CircleUp has been able to thrive based on the founder's commitment to practice what they teach, to maintain value-based approaches to services delivery, and by being empathetic toward the diverse communities they serve.  

Synergy Is What Fuels Us

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Executive Synergist

As an executive synergist and co-founder, I know this work is hard, but much needed. I bring empathy, compassion, and my experience training thousands of adults and youth to every service I deliver. 

TYRONE BOTELHO
He/His
Executive Synergist

As an executive synergist and co-founder, I bring my life experiences and hundreds of hours of consulting experience into every service I facilitate. I encourage communities to lean into sharp points so healing can begin.

TIFFANY HOANG
She/Hers

Executive

Team

As leaders, motivators, and mission deliverers, the Executive Synergist ensure that our organization values are upheld at all times and our client's needs are being met. The executive synergist lead cohorts of training and administrative synergist as they design and facilitate solutions to help our communities CircleUp their teams. The executive synergist also directly support clients to insure they never become too disconnected from the work that they are so passionate about.

Key Responsibilities

  • Guide the vision of CircleUp

  • Ensure values are upheld

  • Quality control

  • Client satisfaction

  • Training and coaching support

  • Management of Synergist teams

Executive Synergists main goal is to ensure that our organization's values, mission, and vision are a reflection of everything that CircleUp does.

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Chief Operations Officer

As an Executive Administrator and COO, I work to make sure that all operations run smoothly, efficiently, and effectively and support our executive team administrative guidance

Tiffany Elam
She/Hers

As leaders, motivators, and mission deliverers, the Executive Synergist ensure that our organization values are upheld at all times and our client's needs are being met. The executive synergist lead cohorts of training and administrative synergist as they design and facilitate solutions to help our communities CircleUp their teams. The executive synergist also directly support clients to insure they never become too disconnected from the work that they are so passionate about.

Key Responsibilities

  • Guide the vision of CircleUp

  • Ensure values are upheld

  • Quality control

  • Client satisfaction

  • Training and coaching support

  • Management of Synergist teams

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Andrea Bassett
She/Hers
Financial & Administrative Director

As an administrative synergtist, I make sure our financial processes are in order and that project planning is organized and complete to make sure that clients receive the most optimal experience.

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lea robinson
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Training Synergist Director

As a Training Synergtist, I make sure our client projects are planned and executed in a professional and timely fashion. I am also a lead trainer and facilitate coaching, training, and consulting services.

Contact Information : 510-470-5290

Director

Synergist

As leaders, motivators, and mission deliverers, the Executive Synergist ensure that our organization values are upheld at all times and our client's needs are being met. The executive synergist lead cohorts of training and administrative synergist as they design and facilitate solutions to help our communities CircleUp their teams. The executive synergist also directly support clients to insure they never become too disconnected from the work that they are so passionate about.

Key Responsibilities

  • Guide the vision of CircleUp

  • Ensure values are upheld

  • Quality control

  • Client satisfaction

  • Training and coaching support

  • Management of Synergist teams

Our Admin & Training Synergist Director's main goal is to ensure that our services are delivered to the highest standards and our client's needs are exceeded at all times.

Synergy

  • "The interaction or cooperation of two or more organizations, substances, or other agents to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects." - Merriam-Webster Dictionary

  • "The combined power of a group of things when they are working together that is greater than the total power achieved by each working separately" - Cambridge Dictionary

  • "A state in which two or more things work together in a particularly fruitful way that produces an effect greater than the sum of their individual effects" - businessdictionary.com

Synergist

  • A Synergist is a person whose presence makes the team or organization stronger, greater, healthier and more vital than it was before they arrived. 

  • This is a person who is not working "for an organization: They are working "with" the organization as a vital and important part of the whole team.

  • A synergist infuses their perspectives, life experiences, ideas, and creativity into the work they do that forever enhances the organization that they work with. 

Our employees at CircleUp Education are call Synergists. This is because each new person adds their wisdom, experience, ideas, and perspectives into our workplace culture, making us stronger than we would be without them. Synergist are constantly working together with other synergist, clients, and community members to learn, grow, and progress the work that we do. Collaboration and partnership are at the heart of being a synergist.  Synergist listen, assess, plan, contribute, and refine based on the information they obtain from deep partnerships with our clients.