Diversity & Inclusion Coaching Center

Increase Your Conference ROI With Coaching

Outcome-focused assistance you can apply when returning to the workplace
  • One-to-one (one-to-work team) coaching/consulting
  • Confidential: Private coaching room. All experts have signed a confidentiality agreement
  • Service: Outcome-focused support tailored to your specific D&I needs
  • Coach Faculty: Chief Diversity Officers, D&I/HR leaders, conference presenters, multicultural talent acquisition and management experts and executive coaches

D&I Coaching Center Hours

Location: Rooms 201-209

April 10, 2018

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

April 11, 2018

8:00 am – 5:30 pm

April 12, 2018

8:00 am – 12:45 pm

Coaching Options for Diversity and Inclusion coaching for D&I practitioners.

Our faculty have coached more than 300 D&I leaders/practitioners from over 50 major corporations and organizations at the conference. The 2018 faculty roster appears at the bottom of the page.

PRE-REGISTRATION HAS ENDED. We encourage you to register for your complimentary coaching session at the 200 rooms as early as possible on April 10-12, since available appointments are limited.

New Coaching Options


1 Session

Coaching session at the conference (included with your registration)


2 Sessions

One coaching session at the Conference. One post-conference follow-up virtual coaching session with your individually matched coach (additional fee of $50.00 is required).

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What Attendees Are Saying

“The D&I coaching service exceeded my expectations. My coach was a true subject matter expert and I left the session with actionable strategies specific to the challenges I had in moving our program forward.”

“I have been in the D&I space for over 10 years. Having the opportunity to collaborate with a senior leader who understands my issues was a highlight of this conference.”

“My executive coach was outstanding in helping me navigate the unique challenges of being a Diversity and Inclusion leader.”

“Our D&I program would not have progressed as quickly without a follow-up coaching session to address questions that subsequently arose and the feedback on our implementation.”

Who is Eligible?
  • All conference attendees
  • D&I professionals and leaders
  • Talent acquisition professionals
  • Managers, supervisors or professionals seeking D&I guidance and/or who manage diverse talent
D&I Management Coaching
  • Strategy and Execution
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Onboarding
  • Employee Engagement
  • Employee Development/Upward Mobility/Advancement
  • Measuring D&I
  • Compliance
  • Discrimination
  • Achieving Cultural Dexterity in the Workplace
Executive & Leadership Coaching
  • Managing your D&I Role
  • Self-Management
  • Leadership Development
  • Career Management
  • Navigating Competing Demands
  • Expectations vs. Resources
  • Generating Support
  • Addressing Push Back
  • Other D&I Needs You Have
How it Works
  • Pre-Conference Consultation: A program leader will contact you to discuss your needs, scheduling options and the coach match process. Pre-registration is now closed. To schedule an appointment, go to the Coaching Center at the conference. Appointments are made on a first-come/first-served.
  • You will be notified before the conference of your coach match and scheduled coach/consultant appointment.
  • Arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled one-hour confidential session at the conference.
  • Post-conference follow-up coaching will be scheduled between April 15 – June 30, 2018.

Meet The Forum’s Premier 2018 Faculty

Learn more about each faculty member by clicking on their name

Sumreen Ahmad; Associate Director, Change Management Lead; Accenture

Leslie C. Aguilar; President & CEO; Diversity & Inclusion Center

Denise W. Barreto; Managing Partner; Relationships Matter Now, LLC

Shayne Baur-Ellsworth; Solutions Architect; Cook Ross

Shamayne Braman; Director, Diversity and Inclusion; Health Partners

James C. Burrows; Chief Inclusion Office; Office of Governor Mark Dayton State of Minnesota

Rose Mary Bombela-Tobias; Chair; Illinois Human Rights Commission

Lois Cooper; Practice Leader, Human Capital Solutions; LMH Strategies, Inc.

Deb Dagit; President; Deb Dagit Diversity

Ashlee Davis; Global External Affairs Lead, Global Inclusion and Diversity; Cargill

Shirley Davis; President and CEO; SDS Global Enterprises, Inc.

Patience Ferguson; Chief Human Resources Officer; City of Minneapolis

Tatyana Fertelmeyster; Principal & Founder; Connecting Differences

Catherine Gallagher-Louisy; Senior Director, Consulting; Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion

Joe Gerstandt; Keynote Speaker, Inclusion Strategist; joegerstandt.com

Stacey Gordon; CEO; Rework Work

Steven Hanamura; President; Hanamura Consulting, Inc.

Ed Hubbard; President and CEO; Hubbard & Hubbard Inc.

Myra Hubbard; Executive Vice President; Hubbard & Hubbard Inc.

Jane Hyun; Founder and President,
Global Leadership Strategy; Hyun & Associates, Inc. Leadership Consulting

Aaron Kesher; Founder and President; Aaron Kesher Consulting

Ruchi Jalla; Chief Diversity Officer; BAE

Tiffany Jana; CEO & President; TMI Consulting Inc.

Stephanie Johnson; Manager, Diversity Strategic Partner Development; Walgreens

Sophia Kahn; Sr. Director. Global Inclusion and Diversity; Medronic

Judith H. Katz; Executive Vice President; Kaleel Jamison

Diane Krieman; Sr.HR Business Partner; Allstate

Steven Larson; Senior Director, Diversity & Inclusion; TIAA

Akiko Maeker; Managing Partner & Principal Coach; Interculturalist

Paul Maeker; Founding Partner, Director of Training; Interculturalist

Nichole L. Johnson; JohnsonReece Consulting, LLC

Murray Mann; Managing Partner & Chief Coaching Officer; Intercultural Workplace

Allison Manswell; Chief Results Officer; Path Forward Consulting

Pamela McElvane; CEO and Publisher; Diversity MBA

Troy McIntosh; Sr. Director, Diversity & Inclusion; U.S. Cellular

Meredith Morales; Diverse Talent Manager and Executive Board of Directors (Chicago SHRM); U.S. Cellular

Shannon Murphy-Robinson; Co-Founder; Brain Skills@Work

Farzana Nayani; Diversity & Inclusion Specialist / Intercultural Consultant; farzana@farzananayani.com

Cecilia Nelson-Hurt; Associate Vice President; L’Oreal USA

Adela Peña; Chief Learning Officer; Intercultural Workplace

Jorge Quezada; Director Leadership Development, Diversity&Inclusion; Northwestern Mutual

Shawntee Reed; OD/Diversity Consultant; Relationships Matter Now, LLC

Texanna Reeves; Executive Director Global Diversity & Inclusion; Merck

Justin Reyes; Director, Diversity & Inclusion, Omnicom Media Group

Margaret Regan; President & CEO; The FutureWork Institute

Sheila Robinson; Founder, Publisher & CEO; Diversity Women Magazine

Howard Ross; Founder and Chief Learning Officer; Cook Ross Inc.

Riikka Salonen; Director Talent Aquisition; Oregon Health and Science University

Philomena Morrissey Satre; Director of Diversity & Inclusion and Strategic Partnerships; Land O’Lakes

May E. Snowden; President and CEO; Snowden & Associates Inc.

Richard Spada; Global Head – Diversity and Inclusion Center of Excellence; Novartis

Sara Taylor; President; deepSEE Consulting

Rosalyn Taylor O’Neale; Principal Consultant; Cook Ross Inc.

Minjon Tholen; Co-Founder; Inclusion NextWork

Leslie Traub; Partner and Chair of Board; Cook Ross Inc.

Carol Watson; Sr. Director, Global Member Engagement; Diversity Best Practices

Cheryl Williams; Vice President, Professor-International and Cultural Relations; Concordia University Irvine

Elizabeth Williams-Riley; President & CEO; American Council on Diversity

Mary-Frances Winters; President & CEO; The Winters Group

Nadine Vogel; CEO; Springboard Consulting

Patti Yaritz; Senior Strategic Sourcer; Patterson Companies

Isaias Zamarippa; VP of Diversity Talent Acquisition Practice; Kaleidoscope Group