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Meet Joel Manning

Joel (they/them) is the founder and sole proprietor of As Is Consulting. They are a NW Arkansas native, having lived here for over 17 years. They currently live in Bentonville with their son, two cats, and a completely normal amount of houseplants.


Joel has over eight years of experience in Human Resources and has been certified through the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM-CP) since January 2022. They have also been practicing mindfulness meditation and studying positive psychology for over five years and received their certification in Mindfulness Meditation Teaching through Dharma Moon & Tibet House in January 2023. 

Joel previously served as the board president for a non-profit called The Transgender Equality Network, and they still remain passionate about intersectional advocacy, holistic wellness, and community-informed education which is evident in their work as a wellness consultant, public speaker, and HR professional.

As a healing trauma survivor and a transgender individual who has learned to thrive through adversity (including diagnoses such as autism/ADHD and complex PTSD), Joel has also acquired a unique skillset that allows them to provide an extremely empathetic and trauma-informed approach to their clients' challenges. This skillset heavily informs their holistic HR and Wellness Coaching services, helping individuals on their path towards a joyful and fulfilling life now, not later.

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Here's what clients and co-workers are saying about Joel:

"Through the lens of patience, experience and compassion, Joel Manning has provided INTERFORM staff members with a better understanding of what it truly means to be inclusive. By creating a safe space to ask questions and navigate through social challenges, Joel ensured each team member left the meeting empowered. We are thankful for their time and contribution to DEI and consider them to be a valued and imperative asset to the workforce community."

- INTERFORM team, Springdale, AR

Previous Engagements


  • INTERFORM workplace training: Sex & Gender - Beyond Inclusion In The Workplace

  • OneSupport workplace training: Conflict Resolution and Effective Communication

  • Trans Day of Visibility 2023 Seminar: Transgender Representation in Media Reporting - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion In Journalism (recording coming soon)

  • Trans Day of Visibility workshop: Mindfulness Meditation For Beginners - Finding Peace In The Chaos

  • Creative Mornings Fayetteville: Keynote Speech on the topic of Acceptance (recording coming soon)

  • Mindfulness Meditation Classes taught weekly at Yoga Story Downtown Rogers



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