About this Speaker
Celesté Martinez is the founder and owner of Celestial Alegria, LLC. Through Celestial Alegria, Celesté is committed to igniting joy through transformation through her array of services which include: life coaching, facilitation, organizational development and training programs. Celesté’s training programs focus on building conditions and skills for her clients to foster racial equity through personal and collective development. As someone who is committed to being anti-racist, Celesté is best to partner with when clients are seeking to take their DEI work to the next level by implementing structural changes and pratices that truly further racial equity. Her current training programs include: Racial Equity Foundations, Characteristics of White Supremacy and soon to be launched, for Latinx identifying people, Confronting Anti-Blackness. She considers herself to be a daughter of Aztlan- born in Santa Cruz, California, raised in San Antonio, Texas and now calling Denver, Colorado home for almost a decade. Celesté identifies as a Queer Chicana Woman of Color. She identifies as Chicana because she embraces the complexity of being Mestiza, both indigenous of Cherokee and Mexica lineages and of Spanish descent, while also being politically active in our Colorado community. Celesté committed her education to receiving a dual Bachelor’s of Arts in Philosophy and Peace & Justice Studies from Regis University. She worked with organizations such as El Centro Humanitario para los Trabajadores, Together Colorado and United for a New Economy (UNE) in varying roles and capacities. Her experience from working as an organizer to nonprofit director has taught Celesté invaluable lessons on how to build, develop and transition organizations, which she often calls upon to translate her diverse skill set to meet the needs of her clients through Celestial Alegria. Celesté is currently a member of Good Business Colorado, participant in the Standing in Our Power Train the Trainer program and serves on the Board of Directors for Center for Health Progress. She is also a proud 2019 fellow of Transformative Leadership for Change.