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Light the Path Forward

We hold a fundamental belief in the critical value of initiatives that advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB). These efforts are instrumental in fostering robust, collaborative, and accessible environments. We collaborate with you to develop tailored strategies and programs that align with your DEIB objectives. Our offerings provide individuals and teams with the tools and skills required to cultivate a culture where everyone's unique contributions are valued and celebrated.


Much like a guiding beacon, our programs radiate, highlighting areas of strength and avenues for development within our partner organizations. We're about more than just creating change; we're about making lasting impacts.

Our Values


We pride ourselves on thinking outside of the box and creating new pathways and outcomes.


Community is at our core and the most important ideal about our work.


We lead with curiosity and the understanding that we will always be students in this work.


It is our priority to create safe spaces that allow vulnerability and healing.

Take the First Step


Are you ready to embark on a transformative journey with us? Let's start by delving into your organization's unique essence. Through a concise and comprehensive survey, we gain profound insights into your structures and dynamics. Armed with this invaluable knowledge, Little Light embarks on a mission to craft tailor-made solutions that will revolutionize your communication strategies, organizational framework, events, and policies.


Our passion lies in fostering a workplace where open communication and dialogue flourish. We firmly believe that engaged employees are the driving force behind our shared goals and the linchpin of inclusivity. We not only welcome feedback but actively seek it out, inviting every voice to the table. Together, we co-create initiatives that resonate with all, ensuring that every member of your organization finds their place in the journey toward growth, sustainability, and inclusivity.

Meet The Founder

Tierney Yates (he/him) believes our light is a gift given to us to help illuminate the change we want to see in our world. With social justice at his core, Tierney is ignited by the liberation of all people.


Prior to launching Little Light, Tierney worked in the nonprofit sphere for over 12 years, using cross-sector collaboration strategies to create spaces with equity and inclusivity at the center. His strategies and expertise include fundraising, program implementation, and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) facilitation and training. As a leader in this work, he was awarded a Certificate of Recognition from the California Legislature Assembly. Tierney has been a panelist for DEI work at the University California Santa Cruz, Mills College Lorry I. Lokey School of Business and Public Policy, and his alma mater, San Jose State University. 


Tierney is excited to take his years of experience and use them to begin this journey of helping others find their light.

Trust your intuition and success will follow

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Tierney Yates

Founder & Principal Consultant

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