Lea Grundy (California) has over nearly 25 years of experience in labor, political and community organizing primarily with low-wage workers, women and communities of color. She directs most of GroundWorks Campaign programs in Northern California and the Central Valley. Over the years, her work has included leading coordinated field programs for statewide legislative and electoral campaigns as well as independent expenditure campaigns for several state-level candidates.
She got her start organizing janitors, hospital and nursing home workers on the East Coast in the early 1990’s. A few years later, she migrated to California, where she organized and led contract campaigns with homecare workers. She was part of the team that developed the Jessie B. Malcolm Homecare Workers Center representing 8000 Alameda County homecare workers in four languages. Lea has extensive experience as a popular educator, especially working with labor unions. With the UC Berkeley Labor Center, she developed many kinds of training and education programs, including an organizer training curriculum and manual for workers in export processing zones around the world. Lea led Get Out the Vote efforts in her hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio in both the 2004 and 2008 presidential election campaigns.
Approach to Coaching: I believe strongly in taking the time to get to know people and organizations I work with as a coach – both professionally and personally. I’m especially interested in what makes individual people “tick” – what the strengths and passions are that they bring to their work as well as the areas in which they can improve and develop. One of the ways I’m often able to contribute is in working with groups to develop organizational systems and structures that will help them be more successful in their work.
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