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Our Passion: Why We Do What We Do!

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Joel Lesko - President, SunShower

Joel is a documentary filmmaker, author and speaker on unconscious bias and creating a more respectful workplace. Joel's film work has appeared on PBS and has received over two dozen awards. SunShower Learning is the expression of his passion for film, online learning and diversity, equity and inclusion.

Joel has worked with leading organizations including Liberty Mutual Insurance, AT&T, UCLA and others to support their DEI initiatives with award-winning eLearning courses. In recent years he’s facilitated unconscious bias workshops for the CDC in Atlanta, Yale-New Haven Health and many others.

What is a sunshower, anyway?

Imagine rain falling at the same time as sun is shining brightly, no clouds. It’s a miracle.

Science explains: it happens when rain drops are blown a long way into an area with no clouds. If you're really lucky, this is where you can often find a rainbow.

A sunshower is a unique and inspiring event... as Joel says, "that’s what SunShower training is designed to be, unique, engaging, inspiring, a breath of fresh air in the sometimes boring world of DEI training."

What's behind our passion?

Doing good work. Helping people and organizations become more inclusive and successful... for 30 years. Making a difference in the world.

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Our Results

SunShower is on the cutting edge of the cognitive shift.

Our breakthrough work is about inclusion and respect, defining the challenges, outlining solutions and demonstrating how to implement anti-bias catalyst activities that can impact everyone.

Our products have been used by thousands of corporations, schools, governments and other organizations. But the most important result is when we hear that one of our trainings has helped someone personally.

Our Future

  • Launching the new sexual harassment course, Within Our Power
  • Online webinars on Unconscious Bias
  • In person workshops (when that resumes)
  • Customized courses for clients
  • A book about our experiences in the fascinating world of addressing unconscious bias in the workplace

Home Base

These days, in the time of the physical distancing, you’ll find Joel developing a new e-learning course, writing his latest screenplay (more about that soon!) or hanging around in his Ashland Oregon backyard helping Alia in the garden and tackling the ongoing challenge of building stick fences to keep Nova out of the tomato patch. (Ashland is just south of Portlandia).