The Why Behind being a Global DEI Thought Leader
- Create a culture of inclusion and belonging in your workplace
- Provide short and long-term solutions to your DEI challenges
- Provide guidance on building, reassessing, and guiding DEI change initiatives
- Integrate and encourage DEI collaborations both within the organization and with partner organizations throughout the broader community.
CEO and Founder
Dr. Jonathan King is a DEI (Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion) Consultant who works closely with Colleges and Universities to facilitate their journey toward becoming more inclusive at every level of the organization. His mission is to create workplaces that champion the idea of creating unity in diversity, where all employees are respected and valued regardless of their color, ethnic heritage, nationality, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. Jonathan is the author of the forthcoming book: “So You Want to be an Inclusive Leader?”, which provides helpful tools that leaders within organizations can use to combat implicit bias and systemic racism. This book highlights how staff members in any organization can be proactive in confronting and eliminating racially charged behavior and attitudes that undermine inclusivity. Since 1990, Jonathan has worked as a DEI/Intercultural Consultant, guiding business and educational leaders – within the United States and abroad on how to create diverse working environments that increase racial inclusion and equity. Jonathan has earned a reputation whereby executive leaders in organizations trust in his leadership and value his experience in working to bring about equity and inclusion within their companies. Jonathan has facilitated workshops and taught organizational leaders in Japan, Canada, and all across the United States, including a “Racial Healing’ speaker program that he facilitated at the Harvard School of Education. Jonathan’s unique skill as an experienced facilitator teaches seminar participants, how to gain a deeper appreciation of increasing inclusivity within their workplaces and gives them the tools to model inclusive behaviors among their direct reports and staff members.
In 2012, he partnered with Colorado Mountain College and developed a comprehensive Inclusivity Training Program for its staff and faculty, which increased LatinX enrollment by 300% within 2 years. Similar programs have been established within other Colleges in California. Prominent educational organizations and companies like Sony Japan, Warner Japan/ MMG, Colorado Mountain College, Southwestern College, and Lake Tahoe Community College have partnered with him and invested in his ‘Inclusivity Training’. He is a regular contributor to the blog “So You Want To Be An Inclusive Leader?, and has appeared on PBS to talk about Racial Trauma, Implicit Bias, and Ways to bridge the racial divide in the United States. His forthcoming newsletter, “So You Want to Be An Antiracist?” will tackle big issues around steps to overcoming racial prejudice in the workplace and society.
Executive leaders and managers can overcome their implicit biases and build more inclusive work environments.