Co-Founder + CEO of Team Dynamics
(pronunciation tip: Tree – nuh)
Trina C. Olson
Trina Olson is the next guiding voice in the conversation about the future of work and equitable work culture. CEO and Co-founder of Team Dynamics, Trina believes going to work in America can feel fundamentally different—if and only if—we deal with the impacts of racism and sexism.
After the murder of George Floyd, Trina crafted a curriculum for white leaders, including the staff of Senator Bernie Sanders, to process and plan (without burdening POC colleagues). For the past 25 years Trina has held key leadership roles around the country, in New York, Washington, D.C., Seattle, and Los Angeles; a two-time executive director, she has lobbied the White House, raised millions of dollars, and effectively mobilized for major progressive policy and culture change.
Trina has authored numerous pieces on race and gender issues, including “Seeking Safe Haven: LGBTQ People and the American Immigration Experience” (as coauthor). She’s a cohost on the BEHAVE podcast and a highly sought-after workplace equity advisor.
Co-Founder + President of Team Dynamics
(pronunciation tip: Al – phone – so)
Alfonso Tomás Wenker
Alfonso Wenker is a lauded movement and thought leader driven to convene, connect, and coach top executives to better align values with practice. President and Co-founder of Team Dynamics, Alfonso is focused on organizing teams to co-create new paradigms for how people can work and lead. During the historic campaign for the freedom to marry, Alfonso was recruited and served as the Deputy Finance Director for Minnesotans United for All Families.
As a third generation Mexican American, queer, Christian, man living in Minneapolis, Alfonso consistently gathers and responds to communities calling for racial justice and gender liberation. Before Team Dynamics, Alfonso spent more than a decade in the field of philanthropy where he worked tirelessly to advance racial and LGBTQ justice while creating new opportunities for People of Color to break into and lead in the field.
Alfonso’s work has been recognized as a Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s 40 Under 40, Minnesota Nonprofit Catalytic Leader, and St. Paul Foundation’s Facing Race Anti-Racism Awardee.
Team Dynamics is a national race and gender justice firm providing training, coaching, and strategy support for workers and workplaces. A People of Color, woman, and LGBTQ+ owned business, Team Dynamics is purposefully comprised of interdisciplinary adult educators and intercultural capacity building specialists.
Committed to workplace transformation, racial equity centered leadership development is the foundation of its practice. Team Dynamics helps clients build the necessary capacity to navigate race, gender, disability, and more in contemporary work places.
Demand for diversity, equity, and inclusion expertise has grown exponentially. To date, Team Dynamics has successfully supported more than 100 companies, ranging from architecture firms to opera houses, colleges to faith communities, athletics to philanthropy.
Currently, Team Dynamics is called on to support clients such as On Being’s Krista Tippett, Clockwork’s Nancy Lyons, the American Institute of Architects, state Democratic parties and countless HR executives nationwide. www.TeamDynamicsMN.com