A4C provides an organizational assessmentand individualized services to educational institutions and community agencies. Our methods center the internal needs and barriers of our clients. Our approach assists organizations in increasing employee performance and satisfaction. By focusing on retention and attrition, as well as diversity, equity, and inclusion; we seek to help companies maintain an overall healthy culture. We specialize in collaborating with organizations and schools serving populations with legal system involvement, but we work with all companies that express interest and commitment to making their policies and practices more equitable.
Our assessment ask for feedback from every level of the organization, including from your clients. Individualized recommendations with actionable steps to improve overall daily operations and culture are provided after the assessment is complete.
Workshop Development & Presentation
We develop workshops related to clinical treatment, DEI, and organizationalstructure.
Training can be tailored to focus on organizational and leadership development, as well as for clinical staff if desired by service-based agencies. We provide training in different formats and lengths, In-person or virtual training and coaching can be added to any service.
Areas of Expertise
As companies improve in providing more culturally sensitive policies to ensure feelings of inclusivity; our services move organizations from cultural sensitivity to more enhanced equitable policies, practices, and procedures.
Many organizations post-COVID 19 possess difficulty with staff retention and attrition. We collaborate with organization to improve healthy cultures, assist with streamlining procedures, development and revision of operational manuals and work flows, and identifying gaps in services.
Our Founder and Principal Consultant is Mylonne Sullivan, MSW, LICDC, LISW. A Licensed Independent Social Worker and Independently Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor with direct experience working with Returning Citizens. She currently serves agencies and systems via consulting services who provides services to those involved in the legal system. She received her Bachelor’s in Arts in Criminal Justice from Baldwin Wallace University and Master’s in Social Work from The University of Akron. She is currently earning a PhD in Business: Organizational Development and Leadership from the University of Arizona Global Campus.
Ms. Sullivan specializes in counseling clients with trauma, illegal thinking/behavior, mental health disorders, and alcohol and other drug addictions. She has experience in social services for a decade from inpatient and outpatient mental health, substance use treatment, correctional, community, to hospital settings. Her clinical skills, include facilitating individual, group, couples, and family therapy.
She held previous positions as a Workforce Development Chair, Treasurer, Advisory Board Member, criminal justice reform advocate, campaign researcher, and freelance writer. She has obtained skills in supervision, collaboration, policy analysis and research, process development and design, employee attrition and retention, and strategic planning in her 10 years of being in the social service field. Currently, she is still a practicing clinician, project manager for a community centered consulting firm, and the principal consultant of Advocating For Change, LLC with a passion for mentoring new social workers and working with organizational leaders.
Ms. Sullivan’s direct practice with legal system involved clients and consultation with agencies increased her skills to identify and problem solve gaps in services a provided by agencies and schools. Throughout her career, she has been called upon to assist with revamping organizational structures, address systemic barriers faced by clients, and create solutions for that limit employee satisfaction related to DEI, retention, and attrition issues. As a result of her experiences of being sought after for administrative and clinical expertise, Advocating For Change, LLC was born.
The Founder & A4C's Story
Mylonne Sullivan, MSW, LICDC, LISW
Founder & Principal Consultant
Book: How Toxic Workspaces Impact Black Women
”…Instead he chuckled, and stated “calm down, I was just kidding, I know that’s how you pronounce your name”, but he proceeded to mispronounce it yet again…”
-excerpt from chapter IV, co-author Mylonne Sullivan
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13 Black women from across the US collaborated to share our toxic workplace experiences in our various career industries. We share our frustrations and how we navigated complex situations. We provide hope to other Black women who may have similar experiences at the end of each chapter with our advice and uplifting words.