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New Album: The Journey Home

Available February 1st, 2021

Five years after the release of the EP Finally, i am excited about this new release. The Journey home is a collection of eclectic songs ranging from acoustic folk pop to conscious French rap that takes the listener on a journey of introspection.

 

BE PART OF THE SOLUTION: BE THE BRIDGE

"We are all products of our respective stories. The better we understand and accept the complexities and imperfections within our own stories, the better we can recognize outsiders within our stories and begin co-creating new stories of belonging for all." -Parfait Bassalé

 

WHAT I DO

Help individuals and organizations build relational bridges.

Through artful facilitation, interpersonal neuroscience, and transformative storytelling, Parfait demystifies the constructs of diversity, inequity and othering and helps audiences become active players in fostering belongingness. ​He has worked with thousands of youth, educators and professionals across the globe. 

 

Empathy

The key to belonging

To foster belonging, three conditions must be met. First, one must  understand one's own story of socialization in order to recognize the outsiders within that story. Second, one must intentionally solicit from outsiders the stories that humanize them and reveal their barriers to belonging. Third, one must become an active player in co-creating a new story of collaboration with outsiders.

 

Parfait Bassalé

"Because of my life journey as an immigrant, I am often an outsider in most spaces I navigate. 

However, every time I have felt at home somewhere, It took a person to notice me, invite me and together we co-created a space where we could both be our authentic selves."

 

 

HOW I DO IT

Parfait Bassalé is the consummate storyteller, educator and performer. With expertise and experience in interpersonal neurobiology and empathy his talks and workshops are engaging, informational and inspirational.

MUSICAL  PERFORMANCE

Meaningful & Memorable

Parfait can assist you with your fundraising efforts or for a meaningful evening of inspirational music.

CONSULTATIONS

Get Ready to Take Action

Parfait Bassalé works with individuals and organizations to implement effective EDI initiatives.

TRAININGS

Engaging & Insightful

Parfait provides transformational and multi-sensory workshops on what it takes to belong and to create cultures that foster belonging.

KEYNOTES

Memorable & Inspiring

Parfait Bassalé  inspires audiences with a heartfelt message and music about the journey to belonging.

 

Partners

Parfait Bassalé provides professional speaking and coaching services for a variety of exceptional partners. Learn more about who Parfait has worked with below, and get in touch to book your own speaking or coaching engagement.

Association of Washington Cities

Washington State Board of Education

Thurston Chamber of Commerce

Thurston Economic Development Council

Washington State Department of Labor & Industries

City of Olympia

Olympia Federal Savings

Northwest Public Employees Diversity Conference

2020 Washington State Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Summit

US State Department: Young African Leaders Initiative

Thurston Regional Planning Council

Experience Olympia & Beyond

Multnomah County

Mercy Corps

Portland State University

Seattle Children's Hospital

University of Oregon

Beaverton School District

Portland Public Schools

Edmonds Community College

Clark College

Portland Community College

Multnomah County library

South Puget Sound Community College

Reality Church

Tumwater Fire Department

Association of International Schools in Africa

Le Monde French Immersion Public Charter School

Bonneville Federal Power Plant

Parfait would love to collaborate with you - get in touch!

 

Audience Testimonials

With a unique ability to connect with each and every audience, Parfait is an effective communicator and well-renowned speaker. Take a look below to see actual testimonials from previous audiences.

 

Wayne Scott, Therapist

OK, let me get the main news out there right away: He sings. Not just sings, but sings beautifully. And it's connected to his overall message of increasing empathy, dismantling otherness, and spreading peace. At Multnomah County we heard about Parfait first through word-of-mouth, the employee buzz, and people asking us, "Can you get Parfait to do a workshop here?" We set him up to do two on "Transforming Otherness through Empathy," and they immediately filled up with wait lists, and we added three more. The response has been enthusiastic. Parfait has a unique skill set: deep knowledge about the neurobiology of otherness and empathy and what gets in the way of people being more compassionate and the magical tool of his music, which touches people's hearts, shifts thinking, and really moves them. I recommend him to any organization with enthusiasm.

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