About Us

Welcome to ReachOUT Consulting. 

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Hello,

As the Founder and Principal Trainer, I am so glad you found us and are seeking out information about how to create a more LGBTQ+ friendly work environment. This is an issue that can make or break a company that is trying to keep up with the global environment we all operate in. 

 

I founded Reach Out after many personal workplace experiences that shaped my perspective on how workplaces can not only create inclusive and safe environments for employees, but for customers and forward-facing interactions with other companies. As a licensed clinical social worker and clinical supervisor for nonprofit social services agency with a master’s degree in social work, it has been my experience that a workplace can be significantly enriched by policies and trainings that help everyone interact with sensitivity and equity. 

 

Specifically, the need for Reach Out became clear to me after a conversation with a teacher friend in 2019. This teacher shared that he is now mandated by the state to teach LGBTQ+ content, but he felt ill-prepared. He shared that he considers himself an ally of the community but recognizes that he has a lot to learn before he can adequately teach about this community. Addressing this need for greater education is something all organizations can do better at. Our promise to you is that we will always be working to develop new tools, strategies, and educational opportunities that will be responsive to changing culture, shifting norms, and updated language. 

 

Looking forward to the journey toward inclusivity together, 

Summer Davidson Gomez, 

Founder of Reach OUT Consulting LLC

Our Mission

To help pharmaceutical companies work together with their employees to integrate LGBTQ+ friendly/inclusive practices into their work, client care, and environments. 

Our Vision

Reach OUT Consulting’s vision is for a world where employees feel prepared to provide inclusive and accepting care.

Our Work

Learn more about ReachOUT Consulting and Founder and why our work matters.

Our Services

Learn more about how we help companies integrate LGBTQ+ inclusive practices into their work

Our Blog

We regularly post new blog content across a variety of topics to help companies to create a more LGBTQ+ friendly work environment. 

Our Founder

Summer Davidson Gomez is the founder of Reach OUT Consulting LLC.  Summer is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 10+ years of experience working with the LGBTQ+ Community.  Summer studied Psychology at the University of California, Davis, with a minor in Human Development.  She then got her Master’s in Social Work at San Diego State University.  Licensed in 2009, she is an experienced therapist, speaker, and trainer focused on increasing empathy and understanding of the LGBTQ+ Community and developing LGBTQ+ Corporate Competency.  Summer speaks at numerous conferences about the importance of LGBTQ+ understanding and acceptance.  Her personal experiences have made Summer passionate about raising the standard of services and understanding of the LGBTQ+ Community.

Why Our Work Matters?

As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, I have been faced with many situations, from the uncomfortable to the downright cruel, where my safety and productivity in my work environment were compromised. I faced an especially difficult moment when I was eight months pregnant with my son. I received an anonymous envelope at work. In it was a letter that said, "Dykes should not have babies", and that the writer felt sorry for my "Illegitimate child". At that moment, I realized that I was bringing my son into a world that was not fully ready to accept him - a boy with two mothers. This incident among many others created a passion in me to train on LGBTQ+ inclusivity so that others - including my son - would not need to face hatred and discrimination.
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