Helping anyone appreciate the uniqueness of everyone

Current Situation


We're divided, distracted, and exhausted.


From board members to early career professionals, new learners to seasoned DEI executives, so many of us are exhausted from:

  • Unshakeable realizations that shift how we see the world

  • Feelings of shame, guilt, and anxiety¬†from how we're¬†seen

  • Trying to get the other "side" to see things from your perspective¬†

  • Making sure we say / do the "right" thing and (more importantly) avoid any connection to what's "wrong"


Sonder leverages the promotion of self-awareness to catalyze honest conversations, improve organizational empathy, and give organizations a fair shot to create sustained systemic change

Professional Development Programs

Anti-Racism 101

A one-of-a-kind training program providing organizations and their participants the ability to develop self-awareness to then safely discuss and successfully identify oppressive systems with the opportunity to change them



"There's nothing like this out there..."


 - Kelly Dean 
(SVP of People)

"I enjoyed how unexpected the lessons were. I appreciated the approach to this complex subject by breaking it down to the most basic parts of humanity."


 - Board Member
(Mountain City Public Montessori)

"...the most comprehensive, thoughtful and well organized materials on DEI I have ever seen..."


 - Trey Corple
(Software Consultant)



Founder / Consultant Philosophy

Ian believes none of us truly ‚Äúknow what‚Äôs going on‚ÄĚ and the labels we use to create meaning and navigate our world are also the source of our collective anxiety and exhaustion. Growing up mixed race in predominantly White spaces, Ian had a front row seat to people‚Äôs confusion and need to define ‚Äúwhat‚ÄĚ he was. He now specializes in creating content, strategies, and communications to better understand ourselves and sees every interaction as a chance to learn from the one-of-a-kind perspectives of others.

Ian Gibbs-Hall
Founder, Owner,
Lead Instructor & Consultant


"Ian has a wild gift and obsession for the art of understanding. Before meeting and working with Ian, I don't know that I would have ever thought to consider the task of "understanding" as an art unto itself. When you see the output and practice of that art so clearly presented as Ian does, it becomes obvious that he does it artfully and virtuosically."


- Mike Else
(Senior Product Manager)

"Ian is a natural teacher with a passion and a gift for inspiring and developing those around him."


- Spencer Cooke
(Director Life Sciences Strategy)

"He blends his teaching skills with great vulnerability and empathy that encourages open discussion and challenges us all to learn and grow."


- Amy West
(Principal, Product Strategy)


s…Ďnd…ör | Noun
The profound feeling of realizing that everyone, including strangers passing in the street, has a life as complex as one's own, which they are constantly living despite one's personal lack of awareness of it