Our mission is to shatter unseen barriers.
It’s not the obvious, visible barriers that trip us up most. Not the fence or the river washing out the trail.
It’s that which is hidden from us, what we don’t see and simply are not aware of that pose the greatest threat to our growth. Far too often, these unseens are a part of our internal systems and they can keep us from being able to break through.
Etienne Consulting exists to help us all break through to see and create what is beyond.
As a child growing up in an idyllic, intentional community, I have seen what is possible and what we are capable of when we release and rise. My work as a coach, facilitator and a leader of retreats, workshops and kaleidoscope trainings gives me and my audiences the opportunity to explore our own uniqueness and uncover where our barriers may be.
Once our experience together is complete, minds are less cluttered, cultures behave differently and individual thinking has changed.
To intentionally create
Intentional creation and exploration relies on a good guide. As an organization, Etienne Consulting is guided by a set of beliefs and standards. They are what we hold ourselves and our work accountable to and we strive for alignment and engagement in these standards when we craft trainings and experiences for our clients.
Difference is beautiful
It's there for you to find
Everyone needs to be seen
Each consulting engagement, training program and educational workshop is uniquely designed and developed.
We draw from our network of DEI consultants and technical experts with specialized skills such as data analysis, curriculum design, HR management, systems thinking, and more, to craft an engagement that is interactive, creative, artistic and compelling.
We pay special attention to the nuances and requirements of each client and take special care to be sure we are addressing each one.
Jina Etienne, CPA, CGMA, CDE
Jina believes being truly seen is the most daring thing you can do. As CEO, Jina serves her diverse clients with care, creativity and courage, relishing the development of experiences and services that free audiences and extend beyond the moment.
Throughout her career, her efforts have made enduring impressions that led to profound positive impacts on the lives of thousands.
Jina is a results-oriented leader with proven success in serving diverse clients, developing unique products and services, and creating value for customers, stakeholders and team members. Previous roles include Director – Diversity & Inclusion, Grant Thornton (GT), President & CEO of the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. (NABA), and Principal Consultant at EtiennePartners (EP), a boutique consulting firm that offered strategy development, workshops & coaching to leaders, executives and entrepreneurs. At GT, Jina managed the firm's Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Team responsible for developing and implementing GT’s firm-wide D&I strategy. At NABA, she was responsible for strategic direction, stakeholder relationships, organizational priorities, and managing the day-to-day operation of the Association and its staff.
Jina is a content partner with the Massachusetts Society of CPAs, developing and delivering custom training solutions for their members. She is an author and trainer with Becker, a global leader in continuing professional education, where she writes courses and presents on a range of topics including diversity & inclusion, self-awareness, leadership, talent management and workplace culture. Jina is also a Thought Leader with the Business Learning Institute (BLI), a strategic learning partner and talent management consultancy for organizations worldwide, where she develops and delivers live webinars, on-demand programs and on-site training.
As a CPA with a 32+ year career in public accounting, she brings first-hand experience within the profession to her work. She began her career in public accounting in the tax department of Touche Ross (now Deloitte). She left Deloitte to launch her private practice, Etienne & Associates, LLC, providing accounting and tax solutions to a diverse client base. She sold her practice to join the AICPA as Director – Taxation, Tax Ethics & Professional Standards, AICPA Tax Section at the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA).
In her spare time, she enjoys jigsaw puzzles and Sudoku, loves chocolate and appreciates a really good cup of coffee. She is a die-hard fan of Arsenal FC (#COYG), a Peloton enthusiast (#FearlesslyMe) and loves Formula 1. She lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, with her husband, two sons, and Doug, their American bulldog.
Each consulting engagement, training program and educational workshop is uniquely designed and developed. We draw from our network of DEI consultants and technical experts with specialized skills such as data analysis, curriculum design, HR management, systems thinking, and more, based on the nuances and requirements of each client.
My practice is based in Montgomery County, Maryland, on the traditional land of the Piscataway Indian Nation and the Piscataway Conoy Tribe. I respect their enduring relationship with this land, acknowledge their historical and ongoing presence, and commit to learning more about their history and supporting their community's efforts and rights. To learn more about the Piscataway Conoy Tribe, visit www.piscatawayconoytribe.com.