Multicultural Global Team

A minority and women-owned business, Sweet Livity™ is a social enterprise and B-Lab certified benefit organization based in South Florida and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Sweet Livity’s North Star is to…Revolutionize all work to be liberating and just for the most vulnerable workers: immigrants, refugees, youth, elders, queer, indigenous, the poor, working class, gender nonconforming people, people returning to community life from being homeless or in prison, sex workers, people with special health care needs, the unemployed and under-employed, labor activists, farmers, and communities of color. Our North Star metric is that vulnerable workers recover and heal from illness, stress, compassion fatigue and indifference to improve mental, emotional, spiritual, economic and cultural wellbeing.

We are a Black-led multicultural network of racial equity and organizational development practitioners, mental health workers, artists & entrepreneurs across the United States who all represent the diverse marginalized communities we serve. Sweet Livity is co-lead by a Black Cherokee womyn (Diana, she/they) and a Black/Indigenous gender-resistant person (Sam). Since 2011, Sweet Livity has directly served 42+ organizations; 1,280 individuals; impacted 26 regional/ statewide/ national initiatives, 56 low-income and working class neighborhoods/ communities, over 140,000 low-income, disadvantaged people of color.

The team collectively brings over 500 years of collective experience assisting more than 200 organizations and 520 leaders in 45 states, including California, Colorado, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, New York, North Carolina, Missouri, Montana, Washington, DC, Oregon, Massachusetts, Georgia, Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico and Louisiana (New Orleans).

Sweet Livity™’s approach to social justice bridges knowledge and best practices of team members’ work in movement building, public health, organizational development and holistic health fields.

Team members also serve in diverse communities as educators, community organizers, human resource managers, worksite wellness practitioners, mental health professionals, artists, healers, program developers, researchers, digital tech innovators, capacity building consultants and social entrepreneurs. The team brings significant experience working together to develop and manage large, complex leadership development and programs with multiple moving parts, within community change and place-based initiatives across the country.

The team leverages “learning by doing” wisdom providing culturally-based, accessible and high quality capacity building to improve quality of life and outcomes for diverse communities and constituencies we center, including immigrants, labor activists, service providers, farmers, philanthropic institutions, scientists, poor and low income, people of color and children and adults with special needs.

We strive daily to integrate the following values into the business model, operations and services: inspiration, health, happiness, diversity, results, equity, appreciation, mutual discovery and well-being, cooperative prosperity, doing what makes you “come alive” and building and benefiting community.

DML headshot 2019

An elder healer, activist, entrepreneur and capacity builder with Black and Cherokee Nation roots, from Tahlequah and Muskogee, Oklahoma. Diana brings 30 years of social justice experience spanning the fields of public health, community development, social entrepreneurship, human resources and UX/UI design. Diana’s commitment: helping people and groups serve low income, oppressed communities of color with equity, excellence, purpose, aliveness and fun. Diana’s loves supporting clients and partners to work effectively in diverse cultural contexts so that everyone, regardless of identity and background, can fully engage, prosper and excel in the work with their whole, authentic powerful self.

Sam Bio 2020

Has spent their life finding ways to reconcile the intersecting identities that reside within. Bringing art, coaching, creative strategies, healing practices, and digital wizardry to Sweet Livity’s work, Samuel is helping transform how people do business. Because of Samuel’s intersectional nature, they have been able to create transformational spaces in many areas, including higher education, the nonprofit sector, corporate environments, etc. Decades of experience inform the work along with passion and empathy.

Samuel majored in the Performing Arts at Vanguard University. Samuel still pursues artistic adventures, fusing that creativity into working with people through personal coaching as well as with people as they work within organizations. Organizational development, strategic planning, training (train the trainer), and facilitation are areas of expertise for Samuel.

Sound healing, dream work, and ancestral healing/connections are some of the healing modalities in Samuel’s tool kit. They are also a certified compassion fatigue specialist, bringing a trauma informed approach to their work with individuals and groups. Because of their background in art (music, writing, photography, painting), Samuel also uses the creation of art as a form of healing.

Sweet Livity™ is always seeking to deepen our impact and work with people and organizations who share our values and our passion.

We are seeking dynamic individuals with a commitment to personal, organizational and community effectiveness and well-being with a focus on culture, diversity, equity and joy.  Our vision is to develop a global network of people and communities exploring and integrating diverse wellness practices into our personal and work lives.

If you are interested in learning more or joining our team, please contact us at:

Diana Marie Lee
Principal and Founder
P 510.227.4538 (cell)