Bernardo Ferdman, PhD, the founder and principal of Ferdman Consulting, is passionate about helping to create an inclusive world where more of us can be fully ourselves. He consults, coaches, writes, speaks, teaches and does research on inclusion and diversity, inclusive leadership, cultural identity, Latinos/Latinas in the workplace, and bringing one’s whole self to work.

An accomplished leadership and organization development consultant, and board-certified coach, and distinguished professor emeritus of organizational psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology of Alliant International University, Bernardo has worked with organizations around the world to foster inclusion, to implement effective ways of using everyone’s talents and contributions, and to build multicultural and cross-cultural competencies on the part of individuals, teams and the whole organization, as well as to inspire individuals to find their own voice and make their full contribution.

Bernardo created Inclusion@Work®, a digital coaching platform for learning about inclusion, and the Inclusion@Work® Assessment, a pioneering measure of the experience of inclusion and inclusive behavior. Bernardo’s book, “Diversity at Work: The Practice of Inclusion” (Wiley, 2014), co-edited with Barbara Deane, provides a state-of-the-art, research-based understanding of inclusion and how to systematically create it, foster it and navigate its challenges.

Bernardo is an APA Fellow and an expert panelist for the Global Diversity and Inclusion Benchmarks. He served as president of the Diversity Collegium, and chair of the Academy of Management’s Diversity and Inclusion Theme Committee as well as its Gender and Diversity in Organizations Division. In 2019, he received the Society of Consulting Psychology’s Award for Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Consulting. (Find more details at

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