Pathways To Peace, Executive Director
Gabriel Associates, Founder and CEO
Tezikiah (Tez) was called into founding Gabriel Associates in 1991. The mission of Gabriel Associates is to partner with nonprofit organizations and leaders to strengthen and increase their ability to make a positive difference in the lives of people they exist to serve and to change our world. Over the past 25 years, as a nationally recognized consultant and trainer, Tezikiah has provided change management consulting and training to hundreds of mission-based organizations and thousands of nonprofit leaders who wish to create and inspire sustainable change through transformative approaches that value individual differences, unleash untapped potential, honor inherent wisdom, and deliver desired results.
Since early childhood, Tezikiah has been aware of her connection to Divine Source, her deep dedication to serving others, and her life-long vision for peace. Her lifelong journey has involved study in ancient and modern, spiritual principles and practices from around the world. The purpose underlying the study was to gain knowledge and tools that would assist people of all ages, cultures, and experiences to remember and unleash the power of their own Divinity. And, through remembering, each of us can unleash authentic peace, joy, and happiness for ourselves and others. Tezikiah is an ordained minister, an empath, a teacher and a healer, who is based in love, acceptance, and compassion.
Tezikiah views Pathways To Peace as an extraordinary opportunity to bring together her vision for global peace, passion for making a difference, and her knowledge of nonprofit organizations as a vehicle for real change.
Prior to entering her consulting practice 25 years ago, Tezikiah had a long history of creating and implementing multi-county, statewide, and national organizations to meet emerging community needs. Some of these initiatives include: a multi-county sexual assault center; an eight-county family sexual abuse treatment program; a walk-in crisis center on a university campus; a national project for Illusion Theater called "Project Family"; a statewide anti-racism initiative; and a long-term self-sufficiency program for families that have experienced violence. In addition, Tezikiah was a supervisor at the Minnesota State Department of Corrections where she served as a grantor of state and federal funds and a provider of training and technical assistance to crime victim programs throughout the state. Tezikiah served as a senior management consultant and consulting team leader in the Community Services Group of the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation in Saint Paul.
Tezikiah holds certifications in:
Cultural Development Inventory (CDI)
Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
True Colors International (Personality Assessment)
Mediation/Conflict Dispute Arbitration (CDR)