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Taking Flight

A service firm founded by Dr. Cie Armstead delivering customized coaching, consulting, and community building services that equip and empower professionals of color and their allies.


New Research Study:
Racial Identity As A Career Asset

Professionals of Color often hear and experience the message that their racial identity works against them in their careers. Although true, that message tells only one side of the story. Check out the short videos below to hear from Professionals of Color who have learned to leverage their racial identity as a career asset.  We also want to hear your story.  Click here for info on how you can participate in this important research project.

Reseach Study Stories
Astrid Gonzalez Parrilla's Story
Burt Blanchard's Story
Nakia Wilson's Story
Rizan Mohsin's Story

At its core, the work of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion must be about people. Owlservations, LLC, prioritizes people: Professionals of Color and their allies, advocates, supporters, and supervisors.  Our services build on over 30-years of lived experiences and evidence-based expertise. Now is the time to tap into Owlservations services and gain positive outcomes from properly applying DEI principles and practices.


An Owlservations Client says:
Richard Yep

Global Principal, Ocean Vista Advisors

Dr. Cie Armstead is someone for whom I have great respect, especially in the area of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. She brings both a lived experience and a deep understanding of why DEIB is critical to professional societies and their members. I was asked to organize a professional society's diversity speaker series of world-renown experts and Cie was someone I immediately placed on that list. Attendees appreciated her explanations, descriptions, and examples of DEIB. Cie makes challenging topics easier to understand and apply to one's personal and professional life. I will also say that she was a speaker who was incredibly easy to work with and very flexible as we launched this inaugural speaker series. If she isn't on your list of "go-to" DEIB speakers, she needs to be!

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