32nd Annual Conference

March 10-12, 2020

Minneapolis Convention Center, Minnesota

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Coaching Center

The DEI Coaching Center Offers Two Programs

  • One-Hour Coaching Sessions (registration closed)
  • Fifteen-minute Ask-An-Expert Q&A sessions (walk-in only)

All sessions are one-on-one and confidential.

The Forum’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) coaching center faculty has delivered one-hour coaching to more than 600 DEI leaders and practitioners from over 90 major corporations and organizations. Our premier faculty provide insight and practical advice to participants ranging from C-suite to new DEI professionals. The faculty roster appears at the bottom of this page.

One-Hour Coaching Sessions

Get the support you need to sharpen your ideas, focus, and gain the perspectives and strategies to strengthen your DEI initiatives.

Your personal coaching sessions provide outcome-focused assistance you can apply when returning to the workplace.

  • Service: One-to-One coaching
  • Confidential: Private coaching room. All experts have signed a confidentiality agreement
  • Pre-scheduled: A simple 2-Step pre-registration process matching you with a coach specific to your needs (scroll down for details)
Registration for One-Hour Coaching sessions is closed. Ask-An-Expert sessions are still available. No Appointment is needed. See below.

One-Hour Coaching Sessions

Get the support you need to sharpen your ideas, focus, and gain the perspectives and strategies to strengthen your DEI initiatives.

Your personal coaching sessions provide outcome-focused assistance you can apply when returning to the workplace.

  • Service: One-to-One coaching
  • Confidential: Private coaching room. All experts have signed a confidentiality agreement
  • Pre-scheduled: A simple 2-Step pre-registration process matching you with a coach specific to your needs (scroll down for details)
Advance coaching registration is required prior to the conference. Sign up early to secure your preferred appointment time.

The Center provides coaching in any of the following:

DEI Management Coaching

  • Strategy and Execution
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Onboarding
  • Employee Engagement
  • Employee Development/Upward Mobility/Advancement
  • Measuring DEI
  • Compliance
  • Discrimination
  • Equity in the Workplace
  • Achieving Cultural Agility in the Workplace

Executive & Leadership Coaching

  • Managing your DEI Role
  • Self-Management / Self-Care
  • Leadership Development
  • Career Management
  • Navigating Competing Demands
  • Expectations vs. Resources
  • Generating Support
  • Addressing Push Back
  • Other DEI Needs You Have

Ask-An-Expert

Ask-An-Expert is a One-On-One, 15-minute consultation designed to provide practical guidance and next step solutions. No appointment needed for Ask-An-Expert.

Got DEI Questions? Get Answers from the DEI Leaders!

Topic areas include

  • Managing your DEI Role
  • Strategy & Execution
  • Employee Resource Groups (ERG)
  • Cultural Dexterity
  • Measuring your DEI Success and more

Coaching Center Hours
Tuesday, March 10, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 11, 7:00 am to 4:00 pm

Location: 2nd Floor, Room 201 Area

Coaching Faculty

Chief Diversity Officers, DEI/HR leaders, conference presenters, multicultural talent acquisition and management experts and executive coaches. See our faculty roster at the bottom off the page.

What Attendees Are Saying

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

2020 Coaching Faculty

Managed By:

A – L

Sharon Adams, Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest

Eric Ahlness, Global Diversity Equity and Inclusion Executive 

Deborah Ashton, Ph.D, C.D.M., Chief Psychologist & Learning Officer/President, Diversity MBA/Planet Perspective

America Baez, Diversity & Inclusion Talent Acquisition Leader, Verizon

Michael Baran, Senior Partner and Digital Solutions Lead, inQUEST Consulting

Laura, Brock, Director Diversity & Inclusion, nVent

Rosemary Bombela-Tobias, Chief Strategy Officer, Intercultural Workplace

Karen Brown, Founder, Consultant, Speaker, Bridge Arrow

James Cheng, Director, Global Inclusion & Diversity and Talent Acquisition , Gilead Sciences

Chevalier Cleaves, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Wesley Combs, Principal, Combs Advisory Services

Jorge Consuegra, Chief Diversity Officer, Environmental Defense Fund

Stephen Cornejo Garcia, Director, Inclusive Diversity, Allstate

Greg Cunningham, Chief Diversity Officer, US Bank

Deb Dagit, President, Deb Dagit Diversity

Dan Egol, Co-Founder, Inclusion NextWork (INW)

Lisa Fain, CEO, Center for Mentoring Excellence

Bernardo Ferdman Ph.D., Principal, Ferdman Consulting

Tatyana Fertelmeyster, Principal & Founder, Connecting Differences

Kasia Ganko-Rodriguez, Engagement Leader & Executive Consultant, The Kaleidoscope Group

Brittany Harris, Vice President, Learning & Innovation, The Winters Group, Inc.

Kamyala Howard, President, We’re Devine Consulting

Scott Hoesman, CEO and Founder, inQUEST Consulting

Tiffany Jana, Founder & CEO, TMI Consulting, Inc.

Aisha Ghori Ozaki, Manager, Inclusive Diversity, Allstate

Tonya Hampton, Managing Principal, Cook Ross

Matthew Hanzlik, Vice-President, Diversity & Inclusion, Nielsen

James Heighington, Global Head of Diversity Strategy, Google

Judith H. Katz, Executive Vice President, Kaleel Jamison

Diane Krieman, Head of D&I Strategy & Planning, Uber

Lor Lee, Administrator/Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Mayo Clinic

M – Z

Murray Mann, Managing Partner, Chief Coaching Officer, Intercultural Workplace

Mercedes, Martin, President, Mercedes Martin & Company

Christopher Matuseki, Organizational Development & Effectiveness Consultant, HealthPartners

Graciela Meibar, President, Graciela Meibar. coaching.consulting.inspiration., Inc.

Martita Méstey-Durruthy, Angel Investor and Founder, Cloud Innovation District

Troy McIntosh, Sr. Director, Diversity and Inclusion, U.S. Cellular

Kirsten Mitchell, Sr. Program Manager, Diversity & Inclusion, Amazon

Meredith Morales, Senior Program Manager, Inclusion Recruiting, LinkedIn

Melanie Muñoz, Manager of Strategic Partnerships & Sr. Diversity + Inclusion Consultant, The Kaleidoscope Group

Farzana Nayani, Diversity & Inclusion Specialist / Intercultural Consultant, Farzana Nayani, Consulting & Training

Kathleen Osburn, Business Agility Coach, Kathleen Charles Designs

Rosemond Sarpong Owens, Director, Health Equity Integration, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota

Adela Peña, Chief Learning Officer, Coach, Intercultural Workplace

Heather Price, CEO, Symmetra

Alan Richter, President, QED Consulting

Ilhana Ilhana, CEO | Transformation Strategy Coach & Consultant, BeLIVE Coaching and Consulting

Kasia Ganko-Rodriguez Senior Consultant & Engagement Leader The Kaleidoscope Group

William T. Rolack Sr., Senior Director, Global Member Relationship Services, Diversity Best Practices

Teresa Rothausen, Chair in Principled Leadership; Coach and Director, University of St. Thomas; Wiser Leadership

Judy Ryan, CEO, Author, Columnist, Consultant, Trainer and Speaker, Life Works Systems

Riikka Salonen, System Director for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, PeaceHealth

Philomena Morrissey Satre, Director of D&I and External Strategic Partnerships, Land O’Lakes

Darlene Slaughter, Chief Diversity Officer, March of Dimes

Duncan Smith, Principal, ADC Associates

Kristen Stockton, Vice President, JASKAP Consutling, LLC

Minjon Tholen, Chief Inclusion & Strategic Innovation Officer, Amnesty International

Jackie Thomas-Hall, Director, Culture, Diversity & Inclusion, Allina Health

Deidra Thorpe, Inclusion and Diversity Leader, Americas Solutions Architecture and Customer Success, Amazon Web Services

Theresa Torres, Senior Director, Global Membership Relationship Services, Diversity Best Practices

Rubén Vázquez, Vice President, Racial Justice and Public Policy, YWCA Minneapolis

Monica L Villalta, Director, Diversity & Inclusion Officer, NAMI

Hedy Lemar Walls, Chief Social Responsibility Officer, YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities

Eric Watson, Executive Consultant, The Kaleidoscope Group

Lynda White, Interim Executive Director: President, The Center for for Global Inclusion + Mcleod White and Associates

Judy Young, Associate Director, Cornell University, ILR School

Isaias Zamarippa, VP of Diversity Talent Acquisition Practice, The Kaleidoscope Group

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