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

42,550

People Trained

13800

Services Facilitated

652

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.  

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

Our 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

The rest of our team is coming soon! Stay tuned! =) 

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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