DE&I efforts fail due to consultants. . .

 

  • Using trendy, unproven methods (e.g., implicit bias)

  • One-size-fits-all training that alienates "woke" and resistant people.

  • Misunderstanding the psychology of behavioral change.

  • Wrongly believe that social identity & passion equals expertise.

  • Too narrowly focused on relationships & conversations, but not systems

  •  Profiting from easy staff training but not engaging executives.

If you are confused or frustrated by the DE&I consultant merry-go-round, I understand.  I too, am frustrated because these people can do more harm than good, waste your money, and are not solving pressing social problems.  I'm here to help you. 

Right people, right place, thriving to achieve results!

DE&I complexities require in-depth of knowledge and uncommon skills. I use my expertise in DE&I research, teaching, and consulting to help you achieve meaningful change. I use evidence-based methods that are:  

  • Grounded in social science 

  • Customized to address "woke," ambivalent, and resistant audiences.

  • Focused on executive skills to drive systemic change.

  • Comprehensive, changing behavior at multiple levels.

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If you're ready to invest in meaningful change -- or you're curious and seek clarity about next steps, contact me for a free 30 minute consultation. Even if you don't hire me, I can provide tips about what you should consider.  Why? Because I am committed to the quality of DE&I work to make a difference, not just a dollar.

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Inclusive leaders promote growth     at all levels

We use social science, not sentiment , to promote inclusive growth.

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Your commitment to continuous learning is vital to becoming a more inclusive and effective leader.we work together to increase your knowledge and skills so that you can better manage your thoughts, feelings and behaviors to create an inclusive work climate. During the process, you will improve self- and situational-awareness, critical thinking, and problem solving so that you can transcend myriad biases that undermine your effectiveness and relationships. 

Personal

Growth 

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You'll acquire skills to  amplify strengths, see the whole person, and correct misperceptions and inequitable processes. These relationship dynamics create the conditions for fruitful collaboration. 

Cultivate

ALL Talent

Equipped with data, strategy, skill, and  courage to disrupt the status quo, you'll master techniques to create a more profitable and socially responsible organization that also serves the common good.  

Guide Systemic Change

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Welcome Your Next Executives

You've heard the business case and hired a Chief Diversity Officer.  But progress requires more than knowing, metrics, trendy training, and simple slogans. Inclusive Leaders need skills to engage all talent, create a belonging culture, and drive systemic change to produce results.

Making that shift can be uncomfortable and scarry when you've benefitted from the status quo. But the costs of not changing are worse. Dr. Myers works with ambivalent senior leaders to develop skills and make internal shifts that result in better decision-making,  relationships, effectiveness, and yes --profitability.  

 Create a Culture of Care & Belonging

Business and medicine collide to create a toxic enviornment for patient care -- particularly for people of color.  Research shows that providing cultural competence and DE&I training are not enough.  The root problem is beyond biases.  We address the basic psychology of relationship challenges and equip  you with tools to change yourself, team dynamics, and the organization.  Lead as if everyone's life depends on your inclusive leadership!  

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Inspire Inclusion
 Faith-based Diversity, Equity & Inclusion 

  • Psychology & Spirituality of Exclusion

  • Institutionalized Bias:  What is normal?

  • Reaching the woke, resistant, and ambivalent

  • Essential skills of inclusive leaders

  • How diversity & inclusion add value

  • Be transformed by a renewed mind

  • Secret to transforming relationships

  • Leading systemic change for social good

 

Expertise

I produce and use research to create your DE&I solutions

Dr. Valerie L. Myers works with leaders and organizations to identify barriers to diversity, equity and inclusion -- and overcome them. She uses data and diagnostic to target areas for behavioral and systemic changes. Collaboratively, leaders and teams develop skills to create an inclusive climate and achieve strategic goals. 

 

Dr. Valerie L. Myers' expertise in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) is informed by 25 years of academic, business, and consulting experience.  

  • At the University of Michigan, Myers teaches MBA and graduate courses, and  has conducted research in the healthcare industry. She also guest lectures in various executive education programs.

  • Through consulting, Myers has coached executives through diversity crises, educated governing boards, and developed strategic plans to reach diverse markets. 

Clients benefit from Dr. Myers scholarship and continuous monitoring of the latest social science research, which she uses to insure that materials are are rigorous and relevant.

Professional Services

  • Executive Education 

  • Organizational Diagnostics

  • Change Management 

  • Crisis Management 

  • 1-on-1 Coaching

  • Board Development

  • Keynote Address

  • Retreats  

  • Strategic Planning

Diversity Research
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Organizational Climate & Diversity Management in Southeast MI Hospitals

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Diversity Ideologies in Action: Energizing Renewal and Excellence in Healthcare

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Generative Change in Health Care Organizations: Co-Creating Health To Reduce Health Disparities

 

Inspiring Inclusion: What is the evidence for faith-based leader development?

Educating Leaders from...

 
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How can I help?

Keynote Speaker  |  Executive Coaching  |  Executive Education  |  Retreat Facilitation

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Helping leaders thrive with proven solutions!