Lead Inclusively is a technology-enabled Diversity and Inclusion Consulting firm devoted to developing leaders, teams, and organizations to leverage Diversity and Inclusion as an accelerator for business performance. Our collective experience has been that diversity only assures that we have a mix of different people in the workplace. Diverse people in a non-inclusive workplace may be retained for some period of time, but without inclusion, they will not thrive, advance, or become strong team collaborators. Our Unique Diversity and Inclusion approach ensures impactful and sustained transformation in your Leadership Development, Culture, Team, and Performance.
Diversity & Inclusion in organizations typically occurs along a continuum of three phases. While no one client falls into one distinct category, our approach is to meet clients where they are. Thus, at the beginning of the continuum, we ”Start” with consulting to align core strategies and measurements. Later in the process, we “Scale” the plan with education, and finally, we “Sustain” the behavior change across the organization via a number of tools, including technology.
The START phase is a critical time that largely determines whether you will quickly gain momentum based on a winning strategy, goals and measurements, or whether your new initiatives will suffer from a failure to thrive.
The SCALE phase typically includes evaluating leaders’ inclusion behaviors, providing action plans for improvement over time, and efforts to reach the total workforce with diversity and inclusion education, whether that is live or digital eLearning.
The SUSTAIN phase is the most important, yet most often neglected phase of diversity and inclusion strategy and planning, as most companies are still not fully aware of the options available to create sustainable behavior change at scale within the enterprise. Our groundbreaking Inclusion Virtual Coach® App uses machine learning and principles of neuroscience to sustain the inclusion momentum and growth and provides a way to create lasting behavior change in real time that is transformational to most organizations.
“The workshops were invaluable as I set out to coalesce a very diverse team in a way that allowed everyone to shine, but as a collaborative entity driven toward the same goal.”Garry Ridge, CEOWD-40 Company
class action under the Americans With Disabilities Act in the 1990s.
“Denise is the world's leader in Diversity & Inclusion and an expert in equipping leaders to adopt the right inclusive behaviors for sustained inclusive culture transformation.”Marshall Goldsmith#1 Executive Coach and Best-selling Author
“Denise’s success as a female leader and her ability to inspire men and women alike to achieve greatness together is both humbling and motivational for all of us to leverage diversity as a business opportunity.”Patricia StewartRoche Pharmaceuticals
We are graced with an advisory board that has a depth of knowledge and leadership unsurpassed by most organizations. Our heart-felt thanks goes to each and every one of them.
Each of these individuals has a few critical attributes in common:
- They are deeply committed to inclusion as a key criteria of organizational success.
- Their daily lives, both personally and professionally, exude inclusive leadership behaviors.
- They have deep expertise in the industries they represent, with knowledge of how diversity and inclusion impact the talent and business objectives of their industry.
- They are generous with their knowledge and gravitas and believe in our ability to help the organizations we serve.
Leadership Coach & Best-Selling Author
V.P., Human Resources, Global Product Development, Roche Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Chief Development Officer, Pfizer
Rebecca Reichmann Tavares
Former United Nations Representative to the Office on Women
Acting Chief Science Officer
VP, Human Resources at Collins Aerospace
Scott Gross, Ed.D.
Associate Vice President, Community Engagement
- We are devoted to inclusion as an economic imperative
- We will share best (and unsuccessful) practices of inclusion so that others can learn from our experience
- We will implement and expand inclusive leadership training and practice these principals in all our interactions
- We will continue to make our workplace a trusting place to have complex, and sometimes difficult, conversations related to diversity and inclusion.
Our clients are leaders in their industries. They are defined by their continued desire to elevate their leaders, teams, and culture in the never-ending pursuit of innovation and excellence. Our clients have recognized that inclusion is the lever to transform their organizational culture. The results of this new culture of inclusion, are teams and talent that are reaching their full capabilities, and an organization that is achieving new-found levels of innovation. Join our community to continue to help spread inclusion and create better workplaces for everyone.