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Work Experience

Chief Equity & Learning Officer 

Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio

Digital Organizing Manager

Alliance for Safety & Justice

Program Director

LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland

My name is Eris Eady (she|they)

Eris Eady (She|They) is a Black, Bisexual, Non-binary & Disabled consultant, advocate, artist and writer from Cleveland, Ohio. They have organized, facilitated, performed, presented, and curated collaborative spaces all over the country. Eris has worked in the nonprofit and advocacy sector for over 20 years.


Known as the “Come Out Coach”, Eris equips individuals and organizations with the tools needed to foster identity and cultivate equitably inclusive practices. They have a Master’s of Science in Positive Organizational Development & Change from Case Western Reserve University; a Certificate in Emotionally Intelligent Leadership and Executive Coaching, and a Appreciative Inquiry Certificate in Positive Business and Societal Change.

Eris is the proud parent of Yahsiin Zora Venia.


Content Strategy  Writing, Storytelling & Poetry
Stage Management & Hosting
  Domestic Violence High Risk Assessment
Certified HIV Counselor
Strategic Planning & Data Management
Program & Curriculum Development
  Assessment and Evaluation
Coalition Building
   Creative Initiatives

& Certificates

Masters of Positive Organizational Development & Change

Case Western Reserve University

Bachelor's of Arts Public Relations

Notre Dame College of Ohio


  • Emotionally Intelligent Leadership & Executive Coaching

  • Appreciative Inquiry, Positive Business and Societal Change

& Publications 

Eight Never Comes   Journey to Whole: Excerpts, Essays & Exhales  Womannish: Redefining Womanhood in a World That Won’t Make Room  BRUH: Poems to Pay for Alimony

JUNETEENTH4me: A healing experience  Strange7Fruit: earrings & accessories

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