HTI History

In 1992, Folami and a small group of friends and colleagues founded HOME, Inc. –  Helping Our Minds Expand. At the start, HOME was a grassroots effort. Their first initiative was a HOME Hotline – you could call the hotline to hear about mind-expanding events happening across the city of Atlanta. HOME’s founders would pick up every flyer they saw in their weekly travels and Folami would record a message twice a week promoting those culturally affirming and educational events that would otherwise go unknown by the masses. 

It was out of that grassroots effort that the HOME Training Institute was born. Folami had authored SETCLAE – Self-Esteem Through Culture Leads to Academic Excellence -, a 32-session curriculum for grades K-2,3-5,6-8 and high school. in 1989 along with Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu, President of African-American Images and a well-known speaker on the education circuit of conferences throughout the 1990’s and 2000’s.

In 2015 HOME Training Institute “grew up” to become HTI Catalysts, a network of independent consultants committed to expanding their reach and skillsets by working in partnership to deliver the HTI way with the shared mission in mind – to utilize facilitative experiences to shift leaders and communities towards equity and shared visioning that impact change.

With the recent introduction of our practitioner’s circle of Catalysts and enhanced project cycle processes, we have tripled our size and enriched our areas of expertise in ways that will drive the impact of our work manyfold.


HTI Catalysts’ consultants are industry experts and leaders in their field working collaboratively to empower organizations by identifying strategies and applying techniques to effect positive change for individuals, groups and communities.

How we do Business

First we listen to our clients. We assess where you are and start from there, then we develop a plan and create a timeline with achievable goals. We model excellence by practicing what we preach.

Our Vision

To be the premier network of Catalysts that build community, grow leaders and facilitate transformation.

Our Mission      

HTI Catalysts is a collaborative network whose mission is to utilize facilitative experiences to shift leaders and communities towards equity and shared visioning that impact change.

Our Core Values                                                                                                          

  • We listen first and keep our eyes on the prize.
  • We walk a mile in your shoes.
  • We start where you are.
  • We model excellence.
  • We practice what we preach.

The Catalysts Way- How we do it

To ensure we meet our mandates we abide by a group of core principles in our training model:

  • Interactive, fun, engaging, multi-modal, purposeful, hands-on
  • Fresh, high energy, inspiring
  • Evidence-based
  • Process is the product