Meet The Owner
Anissa L. Eddie
Anissa L. Eddie, MSW is the Founder & Principal Consultant for Liminality Consulting, LLC. The word “liminal” comes from the Latin root, limen, which means “threshold.” The liminal space is the “crossing over” space – a space where you have left something behind, but you are not yet fully in something else. Liminality Consulting enters into this transitional space to help clients navigate the space between where they are and where they want to be.
Anissa is a Policy Fellow with the National Black Child Development Institute, and a Pritzker Fellow with the National Collaborative for Infants and Toddlers. She is also the Co-Director of the Family Impact Seminar at Michigan State University. Through her various roles, Anissa collaborates with numerous stakeholders, partners, and community members to support children, families, early educators, and policy makers as they contribute to building equitable systems that enable all children to thrive.
Anissa completed her Bachelor of Social Work at Calvin University and earned her Master of Social work from the University of Michigan with concentrations in the areas of community organizing, policy, and evaluation. Anissa is currently pursuing her PhD in child development at Michigan State University with a focus on elevating participation in research-to-policy scholarship. Anissa has previous experience as a school-based social worker, an outpatient therapist and an adjunct professor. In addition, she has business management experience as the Co-Founder of a family-owned business, Malamiah Juice Bar.
Through Liminality Consulting, Anissa offers services in the areas of process facilitation, project management, and strategic planning. She also provides workshops and trainings focused on anti-racist & anti-bias education and early childhood & family policy. Her approach is grounded in equity and appreciative inquiry and it incorporates a blend of Results Based Facilitation, Human Centered Design and Restorative Justice Practices.
Christopher Roe in an Associate Consultant with Liminality Consulting. Christopher is also the Senior Minister of Fountain Street Church in Grand Rapids, MI and a passionate educator. Beyond ministry, Christopher’s background is in education and literacy studies. In those fields he has worked as both an educator and program facilitator for project-based learning initiatives, elementary and middle school classrooms, and community organizations seeking to embrace pedagogical methods that celebrate and affirm the whole of the learner and their communities. With a specific focus on social cognitivism, constructivism, and critical pedagogies, Christopher’s focus in education is rooted in nurturing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in classroom, school, and community settings alike.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
We believe that it is not enough to be non-racist. In order to truly achieve equity, intentional disruption of racist policies and practices is essential and our services are grounded in this intention.
We believe that systemic change and organizational progress requires bold action and brave leadership. This is not always easy or comfortable, but truth telling, vulnerability, and openness are needed to foster sustainable change and positive growth.