Trystan Reese has a wide and diverse background of training and experiences that includes extensive political organizing, LGBT leadership development, fundraising strategy, and supervision skills. He completed the Professional Facilitator Training with the Social Justice Training Institute, a nationally-renown team of racial justice experts, and is adept at managing issues of race, power, and privilege amongst individuals, groups, or systems.
His honest and intuitive coaching style has made him a highly sought-after executive coach to CEO’s and Executive Directors across the country. His ability to quickly assess a situation and find practical solutions to complicated organizational challenges has aided several non-profits in healing rifts and increasing programmatic outcomes. As a transgender man himself, he is able to train even advanced groups on issues around transgender justice and equity.
Trystan is currently working with the Oregon Department of Corrections to ensure trans competency across Oregon’s prison system. He is also a training consultant with Basic Rights Oregon's Fair Workplace Project, dedicated to increasing trans awareness at businesses and nonprofits across the state.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Services
One-on-one coaching or interventions with staff members struggling with DEI issues; group workshops and trainings on racial equity and transgender issues; organizational analysis of policies, practices, procedures, and outcomes impacting staff and community members from impacted demographics
Especially in situations dealing with issues of power, privilege, equity, and / or diversity
Racial Justice 101; Advanced Racial Justice for White People; Hacking White Supremacy; Trans Justice 101; Advanced Trans Justice; Beyond These Walls: Voices from Transgender Prisoners in the U.S.; Queer Life After College; and more!
Women in Prison Conference (panel on transgender prison issues), Portland Public School's Alternative Education Conference, Creating Change Conference, Oregon Criminal Defense Attorney's Juvenile Justice Conference