Meet the Ladders to Kindness Team

Here to grow love

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Shelley Joseph

Owner & Lead Trainer

Shelley Joseph, Hekwa’gila’ogwa, has a lifetime of cultural exposure. Being immersed in the lessons and traditional ways of being of the Kwakwaka'wakw, have shaped who she is. Shelley has been on her healing journey for more than 31 years and has combined her lived experience with education in the spiritual, physical, mental, and emotional well-being of people, families, and communities. She believes that awareness and action plans for change can sway the scope of disparity in our societies. She prides herself in holding safe space for people to learn, heal, and grow. She has advocated for Cultural Safety and Kindness her whole life and is passionate about nurturing relationships and true Reconciliation. Following the teachings from a lifetime of learning from elders and cultural leaders, Shelley is dedicated to learning and leading by example through her values.

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Our Team

Delivering through an Indigenous Lens

Shelley Joseph, Founder,owner and Lead Trainer at Ladders to Kindness Training believes that all of humanity has the power to shift the focus of importance to human connection, kindness, cultural safety and true reconciliation.  Our trauma informed training provides a safe learning environment that helps trainees get to a place where humanity thrives - in our values. Our unique Indigenized lens shows just how connected we are to one another.


~Namwayut = We Are All One







We can close social gaps and disparities through Lateral Kindness and Cultural Safety for all.