What Clients Are Saying...
Laurel Nash, Assistant Deputy Minister, Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation
“I have known Chastity Davis since 2012 through her role as Chair of the Minister’s Advisory Council on Aboriginal Women. In that capacity, Chastity demonstrates an unwavering commitment to improving the quality of life for Aboriginal women in B.C. Chastity is a strong advocate who builds relationships, encourages dialogue, and seeks impact within government. Chastity’s efforts are strategic in their influence yet sincere in their origin, which makes her advice to government so valued and well-respected.”
Lynda A. Archer, Ph.D. MFA, Author: Tears in the Grass, Lambda Literary Award Finalist, Clinical Psychologist (Retired)
“I am profoundly grateful for Chastity Davis’s friendship. In the few years I have known Chastity, she has enabled me to gain a sensitivity and depth of understanding of Canadian indigenous peoples, history and culture, and my own white privilege, that I did not have prior to our conversations. Through a session that Chastity conducted with Gabriola Island artistic and community leaders, she showed the group, all settler women, in a nonjudgmental and sensitive manner, how to better understand, honour and respect indigenous customs and protocols. I know everyone left with a greater commitment and clarity to move forward in our community with reconciliation initiatives.
I believe Chastity Davis is a visionary, an open-hearted and gifted teacher and leader. British Columbia and Canada are fortunate to have a woman with such deep commitment to reconciliation between indigenous and non-indigenous peoples.”
Susan Dolinski, Vice President Social Responsibility & Communications, BC Lottery Corporation
“Chastity Davis is truly an inspirational leader who brings an incredible depth of knowledge and understanding, a unique perspective as a mixed heritage woman, and a sound business lens to her every endeavor. I believe Chastity’s successful consulting business is as a result of her ability to bring tremendous value to her clients while establishing authentic and deep relationships. Chastity’s involvement with BCLC has been transformative, deepening our organization’s understanding of indigenous history and has created an immense appetite among our people to learn more about how they can be part of reconciliation. On a personal note, after meeting Chastity and hearing her speak about her passion for bridging the understanding between indigenous and non-indigenous people, I was compelled to work with her and take action in my own organization to help share her message. This is, in my view, the mark of a remarkable leader. Someone who can inspire others to think differently and motivate them to act and be part of something important.”
Jen Murtagh, Chief Executive Officer, The Minerva Foundation
“I have had the pleasure to come to know Ms. Chastity Davis in her role on Minerva BC’s Board of Directors. Chastity has been a valued member of our board for six years and an integral member of our Combining Our Strength Council. Chastity has led meaningful dialogue throughout our organization and programming focused on Truth and Reconciliation. Her perspective, power and presence in our board meetings has helped shape Minerva’s strategic direction towards Reconciliation and greatly influenced our strategic planning process. Chastity has challenged our perspectives in a way that continues to make us all better people. She has an innate ability to make everyone around her feel and understand on a much deeper level in which we started out.
Chastity is the epitome of a heart-centered leader. It was the reason why I recommended her as a speaker at the WNORTH Conference in Whistler in Spring 2017 where she addressed 200 delegates and challenged a senior level of influential business leaders to embrace the human connection in business, guiding so many to re-humanize their organizations and the way in which they lead. Watching Chastity speak with such confidence, power and passion led me to plan an event around her as the keynote speaker in the fall of 2017 at the Terminal City Club where she will speak to CEOs and senior executives on how integrating Indigenous ways of knowing and being will guide our organizations to a position of strength and purpose. Chastity is quite simply a force and Minerva is forever grateful for the hundreds of hours of volunteerism she has dedicated to our programming for women in leadership.”
Heather Odendaal, President, Bluebird Strategy
“Chastity spoke for me at the WNORTH Conference - A Global Gathering of Women on the Rise, held in Whistler, BC in April. She was a calming and spiritual breath of air to a room with over 170 women leaders. Her presence and knowledge of introducing the women to her heritage and spiritual approach were enlightening. She was able to connect with all the attendees and encourage them to approach their daily lives in a more connected way to the places where we live and where we come from. After her presentation, the women of the room felt more connected with themselves and the women around them as well as the earth we all live on. WNORTH was grateful for her attendance and knowledge she was able to share with all.”
Cliff Fregin, Chief Executive Officer, New Relationship Trust
“New Relationship Trust (NRT) hired Chastity Davis in 2015 to assist us in our 10 regional engagement sessions around the province; Ms. Davis was responsible for assisting in the setup of the 10 regional meetings, performing logistics and acting as moderator/facilitator. We found Chastity Davis Consulting to be very professional and executed the duties efficiently and with respect. NRT has no problem recommending Chastity Davis Consulting for a BC Aboriginal Business Achievement Award! A very worthy candidate for this award and recognition”.
Gervase R. Bushe, Professor of Leadership and Organization Development, Beedie School of Business, SFU
"In 2017, while researching a book on organization development in Indigenous communities, I was introduced to Chastity. I was immediately struck by what a mature, thoughtful and grounded 30-something she is. I then asked her to co-teach the introductory leadership course in SFU's Executive MBA in Indigenous Leadership with me. She was a fantastic collaborator and brought tremendous resources and experience to the course. I would hesitate to teach it again without her. Her range of experiences, compassion, and ability to be a non-anxious presence make her an invaluable ally in bridging worlds."
Darlene Shackelly, Executive Director, Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of British Columbia
"Chastity Davis and I first met when we served together on the Ministry Advisory Council on Aboriginal Women. During that time, we nominated her as Chair. She works tirelessly to improve the lives of Indigenous women and address the social and economic challenges that expose Indigenous women to violence. I am pleased she continues to support this valuable work. For the past eight years, Chastity’s services as a facilitator bring her unique talent and skills to support my Association to achieve our strategic plan; to help us create our strategic direction towards Reconciliation, and her continued work to support the National Strategy for the Indigenous Courtworker program across Canada.
Chastity Davis is a compassionate leader who shows a high level of integrity in her work. She has earned the trust and support of everyone she works to support. "
Karen Martin, Anti-violence and Special Projects Coordinator, and Access and Inclusion Training Coordinator, Disability Alliance BC
"I met Chastity Davis through our work on the Community Coordination for Women’s Safety provincial working group. I really appreciate her commitment, knowledge and her genuine openness. Therefore, I was very happy when the opportunity presented itself to collaborate with Chastity on creating a resource for anti-violence programs in BC that focuses on the inclusion of Indigenous women living with disabilities and all women with disabilities. I have deepened my understanding of Indigenous women and colonial-based violence through working with her on this project. I look forward to continuing this journey with Chastity to extend the work on Indigenous women living with disabilities in order to change systems and create better outcomes for all women with disabilities in British Columbia and Canada."
Lindsay Thompson, Director, Indigenous Relations, BC Hydro
"Chastity was influential in helping design BC Hydro’s Indigenous cultural awareness training programs which provides historical and cultural education to employees.These training programs are one of the key ways we’re working to advance reconciliation throughout the company. Chastity was responsible for curriculum development and program implementation, which included working with facilitators and delivering sessions to employees herself.
Chastity holds important insight for how to best communicate these complex topics to a broad audience and her knowledge and experience were invaluable in designing the content needed to achieve the program objectives. She worked hands on with facilitators to provide guidance and formal training and her communication skills and strong focus on sharing personal experiences helped elevate the quality of the program.
I’m grateful to Chastity for her contributions to this important program at BC Hydro and I’m confident in recommending her for future projects, especially on the topic of reconciliation. "
Jenny Philbrick, Executive Director, Tŝilhqot’in National Government
"Chastity has facilitated many initiatives for the Tŝilhqot’in Nation over the last few years. Most recently Chastity facilitated a training for our Nation that deconstructed the colonial effects on the Tŝilhqot’in people and gave us tools to create safer communities for Tŝilhqot’in women and girls. Chastity beautifully integrates her western knowledge, Indigenous knowledge, experience and best practices to create a safe and respectful place for people to learn and grow. We look forward to working with her again in the near future."
Tracy Porteous, RCC, Executive Director, Ending Violence Association of BC
"I have known and worked with Chastity Davis for upwards of five years now. Chastity is a champion and a leader who is not only deeply skilled in all matters associated with cross sectoral and cross cultural relationship building, but more, Chastity is a brilliant visionary who is able to bring ideas through to fruition. In every one of our projects, Chastity has been a complete pleasure to work with; she is smart, strategic, talented and works with integrity and grace.
Chastity is able to walk with enormous credibility in all the worlds we have worked together in; be they Indigenous, government, business, nonprofit or anti-violence. If Chastity says she will do something you can be guaranteed that it will get done successfully. Chastity is known for by all who have had the pleasure to work with her as someone you can trust and depend on."
Angela Wu, Equal Press Project Coordinator, Specialized and Innovative Programs, Mosaic BC
"We had the privilege of collaborating with Chastity when she consulted in the development of our resource for journalists reporting on gender-based violence. Chastity is someone who genuinely cares about her work and puts her heart and soul into producing quality outcomes. She has a wealth of knowledge about Indigenous history and culture, and works tirelessly to educate and challenge people in the most gracious ways. It’s very clear to see how passionate Chastity is about what she does, and though we only officially worked together for a short amount of time, she continues to reach out with further information that would benefit our project.
We are extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to learn from Chastity and to incorporate her knowledge and insights into our guidebook. "