WHAT WE DO
Helping people and organizations become relational bridges.
From Portland (Oregon) to Dakar (Senegal); from Olympia (Washington) to Port aux Princes (Haiti), Parfait has worked with thousands of youth, educators and corporate professionals to identify and overcome barriers that stand in the way of meaningful connection with those who are different. Inspired by his life story and what he describes as "the tragic repeated experience of standing at the door of spaces", Parfait is committed to transforming othering through empathy, and to training the next generation of bridge builders.
He does this work with individuals and organizations through the story and song- centered approach which harnesses the introspective virtues of music and the power of stories to shape and alter meaning.
"I have been the man standing at the door of spaces a good chunk of my life. I did not have words to describe it. Often, I was not invited or felt that I wasn't welcomed. At times, I chose not to enter. It took a bridge builder to notice me, invite me in and create space for me to jumpstart a process of healing.
The insight from this experience now fuels my passion to help people become bridge builders.”
WHAT WE OFFER
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.
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.
Thurston Regional Planning Council
Northwest Public Employees Diversity Conference
US State Department: Young African Leaders Initiative
Experience Olympia & Beyond
Portland State University
Seattle Children's Hospital
University of Oregon
Beaverton School District
Portland Public Schools
Edmonds Community College
Portland Community College
Multnomah County library
South Puget Sound Community College
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!
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.