Get to Know Me
Helping Organization and Leaders with Retention
My name is Geronda Wollack-Spiller. I help leaders build awareness so that they can foster psychologically safe spaces to retain historically marginalized employees. I support my clients with reflecting and bringing awareness to their leadership style and how it influences and impacts their teams and larger groups. Being a queer black woman, I have experienced and traveled the lonely road of shame, fear, rejection, doubt, and frustration first-hand under poor leadership. I know what it means to lead with empathy, compassion and passion for growth and belonging, along with the impacts that come with feeling misunderstood and isolated.
I was two days old when my parents adopted me. A black baby girl, born in Harlem, NYC, and grew up in Long Island, NY. My father, a retired NYC firefighter of 33 years, has been a huge influence on who I am today. He exposed me to the real world and many of life’s challenges. He also taught me satisfaction and the power of helping others.
I am a black lesbian who came out to my family when I was 25-years old. You could say that I've been the only black person on a team, been belittled for not being "professional" enough, or even teased for my socioeconomic status. to name a few. I also know what it feels like to have leadership that really cares, makes me and others feel welcome, reflects regularly on their bias and even ensures employees experiences are first.
My childhood and workplace trauma in ways has gave me a gift. It was understanding the importance of authentic expression, community, reflection and finding spaces that align with your values. It was also exploring what it means to be a leader in various contexts while providing me with a great sense of humor. I have learned how to stand in my power which allows me to be my authentic self 100% of the time. Hell YEAH! I want to provide that power and freedom for others because we all can be effective leaders while being your true self and it's nothing to be ashamed about!
Lead in the Moment While Meeting You Where You Are
Move through life as you were meant to be
“Have the courage to be who you want to be, in a world that is trying to make you like everyone else.”