Diversity & Inclusive Leadership

Valerie L. Myers, Ph.D.

Accelerate inclusion!


Dr. Myers helps you go beyond ineffective unconscious bias training 1, 2, 3 to develop skills that enhance relationships and drive system change. 

Professional Services

  • Executive Coaching

  • Board Development

  • Keynote Address

  • Retreats  

  • Executive Education 

  • Organizational Diagnostics

  • Change Management 

  • Crisis Management 



​1. Dobbin & Kalev (2016). Why Diversity Programs Fail.  Harvard Business Review, July-August, 52-60.

2.. Lai, Skinner, Cooley et al (2016). Reducing Implicit Racial Preferences: II. Intervention Effectiveness Across Time. Journal of Experimental Psychology, 145(8): 1001–1016.


3. Chamorro-Premuzic, Tomas. (2020). Implicit Bias Training Doesn't Work: Instead of changing how employees think, change company policies.

January 4, 2020. https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2020-01-04/implicit-bias-training-isn-t-improving-corporate-diversity  

4.  Bozarth. J.D. & Wilkins, P. (2001). Unconditional Positive Regard: Evolution, Theory & Practice. Volume 3 Unconditional Positive Regard.  Rogers' Therapeutic Conditions.

What to Expect... 

Cultivate Skills & Systems that drive inclusion, learning & RESULTS!

Dr. Myers works with leaders and organizations to identify barriers to diversity, then develop skills, strategies, and systems to overcome them. Her methods are informed by 17 years of teaching and healthcare research, where diversity and inclusion can be matters of life and death.  One vital skill that Myers helps leaders develop is  Positive Regard 4

What is Positive Regard? It's more than being respectful or "nice". Positive Regard is a robust skill that enhances relationships, teamwork and effectiveness. Unlike trendy diversity training, decades of research shows that Positive Regard is a powerful catalyst that increases engagement, problem solving, vitality and human flourishing.4 That's why cultivating Positive Regard is central to promoting inclusion and system change.


Self Awareness

Mental Habits

Emotional Intelligence

Social Learning

Positive Regard

Nurture Others


System Change

Goal Directed

Data Driven

Organizational Climate

HR Policies

Context Specific


I enjoyed this class so much. It is so different from other leadership courses that I have taken. This is a path to our soul, learning how to be a better leader to build a better world.

Chi Yuen Chan (Adrian)

Global MBA Candidate - University of Michigan




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Organizational Climate & Diversity Management in Southeast MI Hospitals


Diversity Ideologies in Action: Energizing Renewal and Excellence in Healthcare


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


Select Clients

  • University of Michigan

    • Ross School of Business

    • School of Public Health

    • College of Engineering

    • Continuing Medical Education

  • University of Delaware

  • Simmons College Healthcare Executives

  • AVT Institute (Denmark)

  • Corp! Magazine

  • University of Michigan Health System ​

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

  • Altarum Institute

  • Greater Detroit Area Health Council

  • Michigan Diversity Council

  • National Association of Minority Health Services Executives

  • National Association of Minority Medical Educators

One does not climb to attain enlightenment.

Rather, one climbs because

they are enlightened.


Zen Master Futomaki


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