Amy C. Waninger
Founder & CEO
Amy C. Waninger (pronouns: she/her/hers) works with organizations that want to build inclusive cultures and diverse leadership pipelines for a sustainable competitive advantage. She also works with emerging and aspiring leaders who want to create opportunity for themselves and others.
As a leader, speaker, author, and consultant, Amy is passionate about helping others achieve their full potential at work. She is committed to lifelong learning, and inspires others to expand their knowledge and skill sets. She holds Bachelor’s degrees in Criminal Justice and Computer Science from Indiana University.
Amy began her career as a software developer, later moving into business analysis, systems design, consulting, and management. She has worked at small software companies, multinational corporations, and many stops in between. Amy is a versatile manager; she has led cross-functional and global teams in both the technology and insurance industries.
Having spent more than a decade in the insurance industry, Amy holds the Certified Insurance Data Manager (CIDM) designation and numerous designations from The Institutes, including their premier Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation. She is a member in good standing of the CPCU Society and recently served a three-year term on the Society’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee. While working as a senior manager in a Fortune 100 Insurance Company, she served on the national leadership team for their LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group and an enterprise-wide council to engage men as allies.
Amy is a Certified Diversity Professional (CDP), a Certified Diversity Executive (CDE), and a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach. She is also a Professional Member of National Speakers Association, a Certified Virtual Presenter, and a Prosci Certified Change Practitioner. Her other credentials include numerous peer-reviewed publications and a “World’s Best Mom” coffee mug.
She is the author of several books, including Network Beyond Bias: Making Diversity a Competitive Advantage for Your Career.
Aimee Broadhurst (she/her/hers) works with organizations, as well as their D&I and Employee Resource Group (ERG) leaders, to harness ERGs’ power to create more inclusive spaces at work. Broadhurst is an ERG expert, highly sought-after speaker, presenter, panelist, and author. She has significant experience developing and implementing strategic and tactical plans for successfully leading ERGs.
With her vast experience in ERG leadership, Aimee understands ERG leaders’ needs at all levels. She currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the ERG Leadership Alliance (ELA) Advisory Board and has consulted with more than thirty companies on creating global and local ally programs. Her clients’ industries have included aviation, entertainment, financial services, tech, investment, insurance, production, and more.
Dr. Helen Holton
Dr. Helen Holton (she/her/hers) brings authentic truth, beliefs, and perspectives to situations without personal attachment. She speaks to what’s not being said from a sincere space of curiosity and inquisitiveness. The intention is to evoke a deeper level of real, vulnerable, and honest engagement in the work we do with leaders, teams, and organizations.
To every engagement, Dr. Helen brings complementary business skills as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Masters in Business Administration (MBA), and a Professional in Human Resources (PHR/SHRM-CP). She holds several coach certifications and is credentialed through the International Coach Federation (ICF) as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and Mentor Coach. Dr. Helen is also a Gallup-certified Strengths Coach and Trainer, a Qualified Administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI), a Certified Personal and Executive Coach (CPEC), a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC), and a Certified DISC Practitioner.
Doug Nathan (he/him/his) has worked with executives and leadership teams in global high-tech and business organizations, as well as government and public education. He loves learning about organizations, sussing out the unique strengths and challenges of their cultures, and then supporting leaders to tap into resources beyond their current thinking.
Doug brings a strengths-based, whole-systems approach to his coaching and consulting. He doesn’t just focus on the individual—he helps clients look at connections between people, systems and structures within an organization to understand why people do what they do. He is a partner who uses evidence-based practices to inspire creative, systemic approaches that enhance individual performance, team dynamics, and inclusive workplace culture. Doug’s credentials include ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC), Conscious Business Coaching certification, Brain-based Results Coaching certification, and Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach.
Vonda Page (she/her/hers) provides change leadership advisory and racial equity and workplace justice consultancy. She applies a disruptive lens to diagnose organizational problems and recommend proven solutions to achieve meaningful outcomes. Vonda is the creator of the Radical Change: Leaders Learn Change LLC™ Methodology and author of The Leaders’ No Bullsh*t Guide to Making Change Suck Less, slated for publication in March 2021.
Vonda’s credentials include Certified Change Management Professional (CCMP)®, Prosci® Change Management Practitioner, Certified Myers-Briggs® Practitioner, and Certified Diversity Executive (CDE)® designations. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications at Temple University and her Master of Arts degree in Professional Communication from La Salle University — both in her native city of Philadelphia.
For more than three decades, Vonda has served as a management consultant as a strategic organizational change management (OCM) thought leader, practitioner, trainer, program manager and executive coach. In addition to her advocacy and activism in the technology community, Vonda has developed and led youth, collegiate, community, church and corporate Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategies, plans and programs resulting in the ability to act and think differently in meaningful ways. Vonda has served in several roles in the DEI space in strategy formation, programmatic development, lead trainer and facilitator for sensitive and leadership discussions.
David Rowell (he/him/his) is a career facilitator, instructor, consultant, and author. He previously enjoyed a stellar career in the Federal Government as an instructor at a national training center. Among other things, he taught diversity, leadership, team building, and women’s leadership to multiple federal agencies and at all levels of the organization. David also served as the chair of a national Diversity Council, worked as a member of a national gender focus working group, and served as a Diversity Ambassador and Special Emphasis Program Manager in the area of LGBTQ. David also worked closely with a United Nations organization in promotion of gender mainstreaming and gender equality principles. In this work he assisted in developing international gender policy, gender programs, and conducted women’s leadership workshops internationally.
David is a sought-after blogger on the topics of diversity, gender, and LGBTQ+. His book, Value and Voice – Solutions to Organizational Gender Balance, presents the issues of gender balance in the workplace, makes clear the tremendous value of gender balance, and most importantly pinpoints actions that can be taken to obtain ‘balance’.
Kristina Smith (she/her/hers) is a Certified Diversity Professional (CDP)® and Certified Cultural Facilitator. She improves performance for individuals and teams in corporations, as an independent consultant in the private sector, government, and non-profits. She develops plans with organization leaders to exceed business results through diversity and inclusion strategies.
Kristina also holds a certification in Conversational Intelligence (C-IQ), the “learnable ability to connect, navigate, and grow with others. She facilitates conversations about racial injustice with white women and Black, indigenous, and women of color. These conversations constitute learning communities to bridge the gap between various life experiences and create better understanding among women.
Kristina was most recently President of a local non-profit organization that serves people with disabilities. She continues to serve on that board and serves on the Alumni Board of Emerson College (Boston, MA).
Tiffany Waddell Tate
Tiffany Waddell Tate (she/her/hers) helps individuals and companies reimagine the future of work through coaching, digital education, and training & development for organizations and teams. As an in-demand coach, consultant, speaker and thought leader, she has been featured on Well + Good, The Everymom, The Muse, and a variety of podcasts. She is a master in coaching professionals to learn, lead, and grow at work while being true to their authentic selves and building their personal brand. Tate earned her BA and MA from Wake Forest University, and is a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach, Diversity Educator, and MBTI Certified.
Kari Uman (she/her/hers) has more than twenty-five years’ experience as a coach, consultant, and trainer. Her particular experience and interest in gender issues, and their impact on relationships and performance, enables her to help individuals change behaviors that are undermining their best efforts. As a professionally certified coach, Kari’s approach and methodology has helped executives and managers enhance leadership skills, improve relationships, develop better self-management capabilities and manage conflict more masterfully. In her work coaching women executives, she helps them become aware of self-limiting behaviors and attitudes, create a more positive self-image, explore the myths and beliefs that are undermining their effectiveness and develop both behaviors and strategies that enhance their success.