THE SWARM STRATEGY HIVE
THE SWARM STORY
Swarm Strategy was founded in June 2020 by Bryce J. Celotto — longtime policy advocate, educator, facilitator and strategist. Swarm Strategy is a comprehensive consulting agency dedicated to advancing Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) centered policies, practices, leadership principles and actionable support across organizations and companies. Swarm specializes in racial justice and equity, LGBTQ+ Inclusion and building practices for belonging, leadership development and centering the voices and lived experiences of people from historically marginalized communities.
The name Swarm is an homage to Bryce's home-town roots in Charlotte, North Carolina and specifically it is a nod to the city's NBA team — The Charlotte Hornets. Bryce regularly attended Charlotte Hornets games as a kid with his grandmother who was an usher at the old Charlotte Coliseum (and a die-hard Hornets fan). Charlotte has a deep history of its people fighting back against injustice and advocating for freedom in the face of oppression — in fact the Charlotte Hornets themselves are named after Charlotteans fierce resistance to British occupation during the Revolutionary War. The British commander, Lord Cornwallis, referred to the resistance in Charlotte as "a veritable hornet's nest of rebellion".
Bryce always felt a connection with the historical nature of the team's name, and the story behind it. At Swarm, Bryce uses this history and energy to continue challenging the status quo of complacency, inequity, and injustice with the same fervor and ferocity as a Swarm of hornets. Swarm is about attacking the issues head-on while taking a collaborative, team-driven approach, similar to the approach taken by the Revolutionary people who defended Charlotte from the British. Read our Mission + Vision + Values to learn more about the "why" and "how" behind our work.
You can schedule a free consultation with the Swarm team today to learn how we can support you and your organization or company in building equitable power structures, shifting narratives, and creating a culture rooted in belonging + justice.
What We Do: Swarm Services
Swarm Strategy offers clients a variety of products and services including Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) centered workshops, education, facilitation, resources communications support, leadership development and strategy consulting rooted in creating organizational change. Learn more about the full-range of products and services that Swarm Strategy offers by exploring the categories below.
Celebrate Black History Month and Build Black Futures With Swarm Strategy.
*Now Booking: February 2023 Speaking Engagements, Keynotes, Workshops & Additional Community Offerings*
February is fast approaching, which means it's time to start planning your organizations Black History Month programming. Swarm Strategy partners with organizations + companies nationwide to develop and deliver tailored speaking engagements, workshops, and additional offerings of community rooted in Black History.
Hear from our Founder — a former high school history teacher— bring his unique perspective on Black History and its connections to cultivating Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at your organization.
Here is Your Invitation: Let's work together to create an organization where there is abundant spaces for your Black employees to thrive, rather than just survive.
Interested in learning more? Complete the inquiry form by clicking the button below, and listen to our exclusive #BlackHistoryMonth 2023 playlist to celebrate.
WHY PARTNER WITH SWARM?
When your organization joins the #HiveCommunity you are getting a high level of expert leadership, engagement and intentionality to move your JEDI work above and beyond the norm and "checkbox" diversity initiatives. Learn more below about the expertise we bring to this work, and what our clients are saying about measuring the impact of Swarm.
Recognized Expert Leadership
Swarm Founder — Bryce J. Celotto was recently recognized as a Top-10 LGBTQIA+ Voice:in the U.S. and Canada by LinkedIn. Swarm was also a Top-16 Semi-Finalist for the Charlotte Hornets Innovation Summit, a business grant program specifically designed for minority owned businesses. Learn more about Swarm's leader, and what he brings to the table by reading his full bio below.
High-Level Client Support and Engagement
We customize all of our products and services to meet your needs. Because we work with a wide variety of clients — from international beauty brands to grassroots community organizations — we know how to adapt our strategies and content. We know that one size does NOT fit all when it comes to JEDI strategy + education. Checkout the list below to see who we have collaborated with.
We Make a Real Impact Across Company and Organization Cultures
Don't just take our word for it...keep scrolling to read feedback directly from companies and organizations we've partnered with. Clients love us because we are committed to transparency, creativity, centering joy and possibility, plus we practice our values.
Clients and Collaborations
We work with a diverse and broad range of clients: From emerging and established tech companies, retail brands, marketing agencies to community advocacy and political organizations [and more!]. If you are a leader, or organization, ready for real structural change then we are ready to support you in getting there.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY:CLIENT TESTIMONIALS
"I got a chance to work with Swarm Strategy on creating some trainings/workshops around power dynamics, communication and racial justice in cannabis. Bryce was knowledgeable, kind and efficient and was wonderful to partner with! We got a chance to work together virtually AND in person and it was a delight to get to do some team workshopping IRL!If you're looking for a great partner for your org, Swarm is it"
— Madison Butler/Chief People Officer/Grav