We Are Change Makers

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

Our in-person and online trainings, coaching, consulting, and implementation services are designed to...

Our Stats

Established in 2014

100% Minority-Owned

50% Female Owned

50% LGBTQI+ Owned

0% Investor-Owned

Oakland CA-based

Social Enterprise


People Trained


Services Facilitated


Organizations Served

Why We Exist


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



Our Mission is to cultivate happy, thriving, and stress-free cities, organizations, and schools by delivering 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


  • "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


  • 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.



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

A new synergist is arriving soon!

A new synergist is arriving soon!

Training Synergist

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

A new synergist is arriving soon!



Administrative Synergists main goal is to ensure that our systems or planning delivering and following up with our clients are running smoothly at all times.

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