About SunShower Learning

SunShower Learning is known for creativity, collaboration and expertise. SunShower is committed to crafting learning experiences that inspire and challenge people to be more curious about their own habits and behaviors. We give people tools to intentionally disrupt unconscious biases before they influence decisions and interactions with others.

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What’s a sunshower, anyway?

    Imagine rain falling at the same time as sun is shining brightly and no clouds to be seen. This magical paradox happens when rain drops are blown a long way into an area with no clouds. If you’re lucky, it is in this moment of contradiction where you can often find a rainbow.

    A sunshower is a unique and inspiring event… As Joel says, “That’s what SunShower training is designed to be: a unique, engaging, inspiring experience that inspires curiosity and openness to fresh ideas and skills to bring about change in the world.”


    SunShower addresses these topics (and more) in our eLearning courses, Trainer’s Toolbox materials and Live Webinars with experts:

    • Microaggressions and Psychological Safety
    • Unconscious Bias
    • Culture of Belonging: What gets in the way?
    • How to lead a multicultural team
    • Are your Hiring Practices Inclusive?
    • Inclusive leadership: What’s needed now
    • Stereotypes: How to speak up
    • Disability and accessibility
    • Preparing for DEI resistance

    Expertise • Quality • Experience

    SunShower is recognized for:

    • Subject matter expertise
    • Highest quality film production – realistic scenarios with emotional impact
    • Award-winning training courses
    • Cutting-edge formats that meet today’s training needs

    SunShower courses are in use by tens of thousands of corporations, schools, governments and other organizations.

    Award Winning Video Production for Diversity and Inclusion Corporate Training Programs


    Over the years, SunShower’s work has been recognized for its production quality, storytelling, instructional design and more:

    • Brandon Hall Best DEI eLearning
    • The Telly Award (dozens)
    • The Communicator Award
    • VEGA Digital Award
    • Arcturus Award
    • Videographer Davey Award
    • Interactive Media Council BEST IN CLASS award
    • Diversity Journal’s Innovations in Diversity Award
    • Webby Awards
    • US Business Insurance Awards for Excellence in DEI

    What people are saying

    About Joel Lesko
    and the SunShower Team

    Joel is a documentary filmmaker, author and speaker on recognizing unconscious bias and creating a more respectful workplace. Joel’s film work has appeared on PBS and has received over two dozen awards. SunShower Learning is the expression of his passion for film, online learning and diversity, equity and inclusion.

    Joel has worked with leading organizations including Liberty Mutual Insurance, AT&T, UCLA and others to support their DEI initiatives with award-winning eLearning courses. In recent years he’s facilitated unconscious bias workshops for the CDC in Atlanta, Yale-New Haven Health and many others.

    A native New Yorker who married into a Gullah family in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, Gina Miller evolved her natural interest in culture, community and social justice into a deep commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in the workplace and beyond.  As an avid reader, prolific writer and community volunteer, she channels her thoughts and emotions into various forms of storytelling.  This includes writing articles and furthering the important mission of SunShower Learning.

    Joel is pleased to share more about the team of authors, speakers and facilitators who have been partners in creating and sharing these important programs. The collective intelligence and experience are only outweighed by the passion these talented leaders bring to the work.

    • Dr. Robin Johnson – Being a Kind Leader series with two modules: 6 Soft S.K.I.L.L.S. and Developing Trust
    • Sondra Thiederman, Ph.D. – Defeating Unconscious Bias, Unconscious Bias in FOCUS, and Diversity Dialogue Blunders
    • Leslie Aguilar – Ouch! That Stereotype Hurts and Ouch! Your Silence Hurts
    • Lisette Martinez – webinar co-leader and collaborator, DEI Leap (course coming soon).
    • Marsha Ross-Jackson – webinar co-leader and collaborator, Inclusive Hiring.
    • Tina Dyer – webinar co-leader and creator of the Set and Setting course (coming soon).
    • Connie Watson, Ph.D. – webinar co-leader and collaborator
    • Dr. Derald Wing SueDisarming Microaggressions and The 21-Day Plan for Disarming Microaggressions
    • Dr. Steve RobbinsInclusion Insights
    • Hideko Akashi — webinar co-leader and collaborator
    • Greg Gale — webinar co-leader and collaborator


    Award Winning Video Production for Diversity and Inclusion Corporate Training Programs

    Joel Lesko

    Award Winning Video Production for Diversity and Inclusion Corporate Training Programs

    Gina Miller

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