Vision

We envision a global community built upon respect for all and devoid of cultural biases. It embraces and celebrates egalitarianism—inclusivity, and equal access to services and opportunities, and the right to the pursuit of happiness and well-being for all peoples. 

Mission

Our mission is to enable individuals and organizations of all sizes and structures (private, government, non-government, and non-profits) to achieve their strategic goals through...

  • defining, understanding and practicing mutual respect.

  • the adoption of proven and promising new organizational development models of excellence in leadership.

  • the acquisition of an agile mindset to successfully navigate change and crisis management.

  • and the skills to empower employees to become proud ambassadors of their organizations.

  • and empower individuals to live their best life both personally and professionally.

 

Our Philosophy

In life, change is inevitable. When we're faced with change, however, we tend to look at it fearfully, thinking, "What am I going to lose?" The Folke Institute teaches you to ask instead, "What can I gain?" We'll help you recognize that you have choices. Simply put, we want to support people in knowing they have choices. We want to assist in discovering what those choices are or seeking out other choices.

We understand that no one is broken. No one needs to be fixed -- there are just different choices to be made. We listen to people and find out where they are, where they want to be, and then give them the resources to build a bridge that works for them. We empower people to build their bridge.

Remember, the Individual feeds the Team which feeds the Organization which feeds the Community and the cycle continues on.

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Our History

Since 2004, The Folke Institute has provided curriculum, training, and ever-evolving insight on what it takes to succeed in today's global economy. Through seminars and hands-on workshops, we teach organizations how to establish and nurture a culture of respect, inclusiveness, and equity. When people feel a sense of belonging, organizations can retain employees, attract stellar talent, and remain competitive and forward-thinking. We show companies of all sizes, government and non-governmental institutions, and nonprofits, how to better achieve bottom-line results and satisfy stakeholders by mastering agility and pivoting to meet challenges as they arise.​

Our one-on-one coaching services teach skills to help individuals define and achieve their personal and professional goals. We help them recondition their inner guidance system,

clarify their unique styles, and nurture their innate skills, abilities, and potential to manage relationships better and transform them into their best selves.

We know that unlearning behaviors, biases, and familial miseducation about others impacts what we desire to achieve. The Folke Institute strives to rewire brains to understand the benefits of multiculturalism and inclusiveness as they participate in society as workers, family members, caretakers, and community members.

 
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Our Identity

Folke (Swedish for "Folk"): the people of a society or region considered as the representatives of a way of life, and as the originators or carriers of the customs, beliefs, and practices comprising a distinctive culture. The Folke Institute is therefore the People's Institute.

Our Emblem

The Baobab is also known as the Tree of Life. The Baobab tree, native to Africa is known for its longevity and vitality. Every unique part of the tree serves a purpose: leaves for medicine, bark for fabric, fruit for food, and trunk, shelter for people and animals alike.

Our Logo

A radiant array of individual parts, unified in an implicitly infinite circular form, in perspective. The composition has dynamic depth and potential, while the all-inclusive spectral cycle speaks to progression, acceptance, and transformation.