Who We Are
Daniel Lim Consulting is a team of social justice consultants, facilitators, and trainers who partner with organizations and communities to build regenerative and liberatory cultures.
We are a queer people of color-owned company based in New York City and certified as a Minority-owned Business Enterprise (MBE) by the City of New York and State of New York.
We envision a future when Black, indigenous, and people of the global majority, women, queer, trans and nonbinary people, working-class people, people with disabilities, and all our more-than-human kin are free. We envision a future when we are all living in communities of care, participating in solidarity economies, and working towards ecological renewal.
Regenerative as "being in right relationship with all our relations so that our mutual existence contributes to ever more life on Earth"
Liberatory as "being in right relationship with all our relations so that all of us have sovereignty and agency over our own lives"
Daniel Lim Consulting, or DLC for short, was founded by Daniel Lim in 2012. Daniel started DLC because he wanted to work at the nexus of three of his biggest passions — social justice, ecological regeneration, and organizational development. He recognized that racism and other forms of oppression, ecological destruction, and ubiquitous organizational challenges such as toxic workplace cultures and dysfunctional leadership were all intertwined and shared a common trait — supremacy ideology that motivated human beings to dominate, own, and exploit. Daniel developed his regenerative and liberatory framework as an answer to the problem of supremacy ideology. His mission is to advance the collective liberation of all living things, build healthy organizations, and grow communities that thrive in symbiosis with the rest of the living world. The regenerative and liberatory framework is rooted in the wisdom of living systems, teachings of Black- and indigenous-led liberation and sovereignty movements, and draws on the somatic healing and liberatory practices of Daniel’s Chinese-indigenous heritage.
The way we do our work is guided by four core values:
Reconciliation with nature. Supremacy ideology and oppression are inherently anti-life. Our regeneration and liberation work must align us again with the dynamics of the living world and renew our sacred relationship to all our relations. When in doubt, we ask, “What would nature do?”
Centering Black and indigenous voices. We believe that Black and indigenous liberation is the key to all of our liberation and that the most marginalized groups in our society often hold the answers to our most complex, social problems. For this reason, we center the voices and leadership of Black and indigenous people in our social justice work.
Moving at the speed of trust. We strive to be partners to our clients on their regeneration and liberation journey rather than pose as top-down experts. We move at the speed of trust because trust ensures that our work endures. We define efficiency not by how quickly we arrive at a change, but by how much the change endures. We take care to be inclusive of all stakeholders and strive for transparency and collaborative decision-making.
Compassionate accountability. We build safer spaces that are oriented towards learning so that all of us can receive patience, kindness and the room to make mistakes and learn from them. This helps preserve our mutual humanity. At the same time, we recognize that oppression has caused real harm and trauma to countless generations. We remain vigilant of people’s potential abuse of their positions of power and hold everyone accountable to any harmful behavior.