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New Album

This album reflects my journey home: a place of freedom and peace with myself and my creator. A place of full acceptance of who I am, and who I was created to be with all my imperfections and gifts; a place of belonging. It is my hope that it inspires, comforts and lifts you up.

 

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. 

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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.

 
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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.

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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.

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Association of Washington Cities

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Washington State Board of Education

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Thurston Chamber of Commerce

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Thurston Economic Development Council

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Washington State Department of Labor & Industries

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City of Olympia

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Olympia Federal Savings

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Northwest Public Employees Diversity Conference

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2020 Washington State Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Summit

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US State Department: Young African Leaders Initiative

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Thurston Regional Planning Council

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Experience Olympia & Beyond

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Multnomah County

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Mercy Corps

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Portland State University

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Seattle Children's Hospital

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University of Oregon

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Beaverton School District

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Portland Public Schools

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Edmonds Community College

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Clark College

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Portland Community College

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Multnomah County library

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South Puget Sound Community College

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Reality Church

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Tumwater Fire Department

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Association of International Schools in Africa

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Le Monde French Immersion Public Charter School

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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.