karla benson rutten

Girls Scouts River Valley

When asked for suggestions on a speaker for the Staff of Color Leadership Network at Girl Scouts River Valleys this spring, I immediately thought of Dr. Aida. She presented a fabulous and interactive half-day workshop for the group focused on liberation that was tailored specifically for them, and everyone left feeling empowered, supported, and connected with each other. Dr. Aida is a dynamic and effective facilitator and educator, and she will continue to be my top choice for engaging staff in furthering their professional and personal development. Thank you, Dr. Aida!


Tia Williams

Frogtown Neighborhood Association

When we came to Aida with our project, we had the foundation and the goals, nothing in between. Aida helped us flush out ideas with such a gracious and genuine inquiry. She related and supported this project by helping us to narrow down the scope and putting us back on track with reporting. We felt we were a priority to her, it was a delight to work with such a compassionate and professional consultant. Thank You!


Camille leigh tinnin

City of St. Paul

Dr. Aida provided an incredible training for City of Saint Paul VISTA Program on Community-Centered Dialogue. Accompanied by Stephanie Chrismon, they crafted and delivered a 3 hour workshop tailored to the needs of our 12 VISTA members, who are all completing a year of service building capacity for organizations working with children and family from birth to age three.

You can tell that Dr. Aida and Stephanie truly cared about our group and had put a lot of time into preparing for the training. The style of workshop allowed me to feel incredibly comfortable in the space and allowed our group to engage in conversations we may not otherwise have had. I hope to have TAINA Coaching and Training run trainings for our VISTA cohort for years to come.