About Our Team

Founders Odell and Angela connected in their time together as Leadership Development facilitators at a global airline through a shared understanding that keeping people safe is the number one way to ensure a team’s success. Their safety-first ethos combined with a desire to understand individual wiring and its impact on organizations gave rise to Three Kindnesses, a philosophy that focuses on understanding people, extending grace, meeting people where they are, giving them permission to be themselves, and showing them how their wiring affects literally every facet of their lives.

“From the beginning, our vision has been to help people see and celebrate the differences in each other, respond to those differences with kindness, and above all, to show how diversity of all kinds strengthens us, our organizations, and our communities. We are passionate about empowering organizations to recognize the tremendous power of racial, social, and neurological diversity and to amplify those diverse voices so people feel seen, heard, and valued. Ultimately, we believe any team culture can be improved and interpersonal wounds can be healed through interventions based on these three forms of kindness.”

Angela Cox

Angela Cox, PhD

Founder and Kindness Ambassador

With experience ranging from academia to Fortune 500 companies, I have spent two decades in the business of learning, building my brand of quirky enthusiasm with a strong academic focus and an eye for a tasteful aesthetic along the way. Having designed hundreds of e-Learning modules, workshops, and offsite experiences for corporate real estate firms, the construction & mining industry, the medical field, and the US government and military, I willingly paid my dues in order to “learn learning” from soup to nuts, cradle to grave.

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Angela Cox, PhD

With experience ranging from academia to Fortune 500 companies, I have spent two decades in the business of learning, building my brand of quirky enthusiasm with a strong academic focus and an eye for a tasteful aesthetic along the way. Having designed hundreds of e-Learning modules, workshops, and offsite experiences for corporate real estate firms, the construction & mining industry, the medical field, and the US government and military, I willingly paid my dues in order to “learn learning” from soup to nuts, cradle to grave.

But over and over in my career, in spite of an ever-expanding list of experience and credentials, my neurodivergent brain struggled to understand exactly where I fit in and where I could do my best work. Not even a square peg, but more like a parallelogram in a round hole, I was constantly (and often unsuccessfully) shaving off my quirky edges in an attempt to be a better corporate fit. Seldom did I feel fully safe, understood, or accepted by the organizations and teams where I was supposedly a valued employee.

Finally, after years of searching for an environment where my unique skills could be used as a positive change agent, I was able to step out, create my own work environment, and start to be the change. To share with others the permission I always craved. Permission to be your authentic self and to create the environments where you can thrive, find safety, and be valued for your unique skills, wiring, identity, and experiences. This is the beating heart of Three Kindnesses: permission. Permission to be you. Quirks, edges, and all.

When I am not talking about psychological safety or designing another fun activity to spread our Three Kindnesses message, I find joy in the humor and grace of my twin daughters, in meandering around the world-class galleries at the Art Institute of Chicago, and in transmogrifying rye whiskey into delicious cocktails to sip while reading and writing.

Odell Mitchell III, Esq.

Founder and Kindness Ambassador

In both my work as an attorney and my work as an organizational effectiveness consultant, I believe there is nothing more important than creating safe environments for my clients. My experience as a Creative Trainer at Apple laid the foundation for creating robust and fun learning experiences. Later, after attending law school, passing the bar, and launching my solo entertainment law practice, I became a leadership development facilitator at a major global airline. This afforded me the opportunity to further embrace my penchant for client care by creating safe, inclusive training sessions and bringing my passion for empathy to thousands of participants and colleagues all over the world.

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Odell Mitchell III, Esq.

In both my work as an attorney and my work as an organizational effectiveness consultant, I believe there is nothing more important than creating safe environments for my clients. My experience as a Creative Trainer at Apple laid the foundation for creating robust and fun learning experiences. Later, after attending law school, passing the bar, and launching my solo entertainment law practice, I became a leadership development facilitator at a major global airline. This afforded me the opportunity to further embrace my penchant for client care by creating safe, inclusive training sessions and bringing my passion for empathy to thousands of participants and colleagues all over the world.

I believe that safety walks hand-in-hand with permission. This is the true heart of my work through Three Kindnesses. Permission for people to find places where they are celebrated, where they feel safe, where they can be their authentic selves no matter how they are wired or how they identify or how fast or slow they move through the world. I believe that celebrating diversity will only make organizations and teams stronger, and I bring my own lived experience to every session in a way that makes people feel both safe and challenged. Above all, I believe that I am here to help people achieve their deepest human desire–the desire to be seen.

When I am not facilitating or writing complex legal contracts, I spend my time conjuring magic for my two daughters, reading, writing and listening to music, and treating my senses to the joys of a fine cigar.