Our Passion: Why We Do What We Do!

Joel Lesko – President, SunShower

Joel is a documentary filmmaker, author and speaker on 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.

What is a sunshower, anyway?

Imagine rain falling at the same time as sun is shining brightly, no clouds. It’s a miracle.

Science explains: it happens when rain drops are blown a long way into an area with no clouds. If you’re really lucky, this is 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, unique, engaging, inspiring, a breath of fresh air in the sometimes boring world of DEI training.”

What’s behind our passion?

Doing good work. Helping people and organizations become more inclusive and successful… for 30 years. Making a difference in the world.

Our Results

SunShower is on the cutting edge of the cognitive shift.

Our breakthrough work is about inclusion and respect, defining the challenges, outlining solutions and demonstrating how to implement anti-bias catalyst activities that can impact everyone.

Our products have been used by thousands of corporations, schools, governments and other organizations. But the most important result is when we hear that one of our trainings has helped someone personally.

Our Future

  • Sharing our newest course, Disarming Microaggressions
  • Workshops via Zoom: Unconscious Bias, Microaggressions, DEI
  • In-person workshops (when that resumes)
  • Customized courses for the client

Home Base

These days you’ll find Joel prepping for a Workshop via Zoom, developing new eLearning courses, or writing his latest screenplay (more about that below!). He’ll also be hanging around in his Ashland Oregon backyard helping Alia in the garden where he faces the ongoing challenge of building stick fences to keep Nova (his beloved Aussie) out of the tomato patch.

Joel’s screenplay, Seeds, won the Best Screenplay Award at the Santa Barbara International Screenplay Awards and the Whistleblower Summit and Film Festival. You can read more about Seeds here: www.seeds-movie.com

Book a Discovery Meeting

Demo an e-Learning course, tell us your needs and goals, or make a plan for your DEI Learning Journey – when you book a meeting, we’ll give you free access to an e-Learning course as pre-work for up to 20 people (a value of up to $450).