Who We Are
We are a Maine-based consulting firm providing a wide range of customized services across sectors and industries to help increase community connection and belonging for those from different cultures and countries.
We firmly believe that there is strength in diversity. As our societies and workplaces continue to become increasingly multicultural, we have to build the appropriate structures and environment to ensure that everyone thrives.
We work primarily with large organizations that have international employees and understand the need to do more to create inclusive and equitable workplaces.
Everyone should engage in work that promotes healthy vibrant communities.
Promoting and celebrating diversity only makes us stronger.
Every newcomer adds to the beauty, color and strength of the fabric of our society.
ALYNE KEMUNTO CISTONE
Founder and Principal
Alyne has been there… she has firsthand experience navigating a multitude of cultures to build a successful career as a new community member. Alyne moved her family to Maine over a decade ago following her graduation from University of Nairobi and Case Western Reserve School of Law.
As founder and CEO of Global Tides, LLC she understands the nuances of living in multiple worlds. With a joyful style, Alyne works with clients to consider how to attract and retain people from other cultures so everyone can excel. Alyne draws on two decades experience working in law, government, and the nonprofit sector in arenas as diverse as the Constitution of Kenya Review Commission, The Jackson Laboratory and as a management consultant for Eaton Peabody. Other clients and partners have included Greenlight Maine, and the Maine International Trade Center. Her work has been featured by TEDx Dirigo, Mainebiz, Maine Public Broadcasting and others.
Given her ability to bridge cultures, she is a sought after adviser and serves on the Board of Trustees at College of the Atlantic where she Co-Chairs the Board DEI Taskforce. In addition, she is an advisor for the Maine Community Foundation and the MDI Hospital Women’s Health Center. Alyne is also a mentor for the Maine New Leadership and the Mandela-Washington Fellowship programs. She also volunteers for other numerous organizations across Maine.
Alyne resides on Mount Desert Island with her family.
Education and Expertise
CWRU School of Law LLM, 2015
UNIVERSITY of Nairobi LLB, 2002
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Equal Employment Opportunity Compliance
College of the Atlantic, Trustee
MDI Hospital- Women’s Health Center Advisory Council
Flying Kites Leadership Academy, Board Member
Maine Community Foundation, Hancock County Advisor
MDI YMCA, Board Member
SPCA Hancock County, Trustee
Mandela-Washington Fellowship Program, Mentor
Maine New Leadership, Mentor