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Carol Brown CHIEF EXECUTIVE
Area of expertise: D&I Strategy development, governance models, D&I business case and end to end D&I consulting.
What matters to me: I see vast opportunities for organisations to improve their productivity and become globally competitive – By being smart about tapping into the diversity of talent and skills available in the market, organisations can improve outcomes for themselves, for their employees and their customers. Supporting business leaders to develop the right D&I strategies and put measurable and achievable objectives in place, is how I help our clients to be more innovative and ultimately improve their bottom line. This is what really gives me a buzz.
Favourite quote: “It is not enough that we do our best; sometimes we must do what is required.” (Winston S. Churchill)
Countries worked in: 6
Tracy May Managing Director — Dubai
Area of expertise: Behavioural assessment and diagnostics, culture mapping and strategy, executive coaching
What matters to me: Helping clients to make sense of their own unique cultural contexts, shifts their perceptions and opens their eyes. I love helping them to apply these insights to themselves and others in a way that creates clarity and informs their strategy for workplace transformation.
Favourite quote:“The problem you have will not be solved at the level of thinking that created it.” (Albert Einstein)
Countries worked in: 13
Dr Philippa Reed Senior Consultant
Area of Expertise: D&I strategy development and implementation, coaching and facilitation.
What matters to me: Having worked in a diverse range of disciplines, from German literature to corporate taxation, I enjoy interacting with people and organisations to make connections between different ideas and experiences, to help challenge and then extend their comfort zones – and those of others they are working with. Confronting new ideas and practices is not some abstract concept; it’s our daily reality.
Favourite quote: “What the mind doesn’t understand, it worships or fears.” (Alice Walker)
Countries worked in: 5
Patrycja Riera Senior Consultant
Area of expertise: Cultural Intelligence coach and trained facilitator
What matters to me: I enjoy bringing our clients to their ‘aha’ moment when we unpack their diversity dynamics. Helping them to identify their personal and organisational patterns and find their way forward, is what lights my fire.
Favourite quote:“We don’t see the world as it is, we see the world as WE ARE.” (Maya Angelou)
Countries worked in: 8
Sarah Peters Senior Consultant
Area of Expertise: Implementing inclusive workplace practises, gender equality, race relations and human rights.
What matters to me: I believe that increasing our understanding of peoples’ differences builds stronger economies and communities. I enjoy enabling clients to foster an inclusive, empowered and high-performing workplace culture – a place where individuals can be themselves and use their talents, experience and energies to achieve their full potential.
Favourite quote:“He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tangata, he tangata, he tangata.”
What is the most important thing in the world? It is people, it is people, it is people.
(A whakataukī or Māori proverb)
Countries worked in: 2
Olivia Kruger Project Manager
Area of Expertise: Project and business operations management
What matters to me: I love to be part of the solution that helps business’ and individuals grow, develop and improve – from implementing processes and strategies, to providing detailed insight into an organisations people practices. I believe that having insight helps us make better decisions, which in turn, helps us become better people and organisations for it.
Favourite quote:“Do the best you can, until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” (Maya Angelou)
Countries worked in: 2
Veronica Jimenez Business Analyst
Area of Expertise: Business Analytics
What matters to me: You can’t manage what you can’t measure! - To make the best decisions we need to have the right insights. I love using my expert analytical skills to bring clear insights to our clients, which help them to benchmark their own organisation and inform the way forward. I bring passion, patience and perseverance to everything I do, and this translates into informed and effective decision-making which drives real value for our clients.
Favourite quote: “A great leader's courage to fulfil his vision comes from passion, not position." (John C. Maxwell)
Countries worked in: 3
Simone Lawrence Senior Consultant
Area of expertise: Executive coach and facilitator
What matters to me: Constant change is the new reality in our globalised fast paced society. I enjoy working with leaders who are brave enough to look inward and outward, and be game changers. I encourage leaders to work on themselves and go beyond to develop the next generation of leaders where maximising potential will become the ‘new normal’.
Favourite quote:“If you are offered a seat on a rocket ship. Don’t ask what seat, just get on!” (Sheryl Sandberg)
Countries worked in: 7
Donna Mitchell Business Manager
Area of Expertise: Marketing, administration and management
What matters to me: The workplace is changing at an unprecedented rate. Making sure that our organisation keeps pace with the change is important to me. I get my energy from supporting my colleagues with the best systems and processes to ensure that you get quality service all the way.
Favourite quote: “It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” J.K Rowling
Countries worked in: 3