DEI that is Approachable, Actionable, Profitable, and even Enjoyable
...So You DON'T Have to Choose Between Diversity and Prosperity
Purpose-Driven Organizations We Work With
Our Approach Has Made a Difference For
DEI is NOT just for minorities
We help organizations reframe Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to go beyond HR, anti-racism, and the old version of “diversity” in the workplace.
DEI is more than "checking the box" and getting back to business.
It's about dramatically shifting the way we experience one another as human beings, which contributes to a safer, more trusting work environment that fosters collaboration, innovation, and growth.
DEI is a solution framework for mistrust in your company culture
Mistrust is the most expensive and pervasive problem contributing to division, avoidance, and organizational disparities, which show up as familiar symptoms such as:
Poor Performance & High Turnover
Dreading Work & Calling in Sick
Harassment & Discrimination
Which could be costing you up to 34% of a disengaged employee's annual salary, according to Gallop.
In a world where, “people ONLY do business with people they know, like, and trust,”
Employees ONLY do their best work for leaders they know, like, and trust.
- Kemy Joseph
That's why delegating DEI will only get you so far...
DEI is a mindset you adopt on the path toward becoming an Equitable Leader who guides a Culture of Equity in your organization.
It's no longer enough to cram minority candidates into your existing business.
For a DEI initiative to be truly effective, it must involve everyone, including you.
When you embed DEI into your leadership habits and the fabric of your company culture,
You set the example for authentic behavior change in your teams who systematically carry out the vision of DEI in your organization you create together.
"But DEI is overwhelming... What if we don't get it right, offend people, and make things worse?"
If only there was an approachable step-by-step program that could predictably guide your DEI interventions in all areas of your organization...
...and even works for virtual teams.
The Cultural Equity Accelerator™
A Cohesive DEI Consulting Program for Purpose-Driven Leaders
One step at a time – Big picture in mind
A Comprehensive DEI Program built for Innovative Purpose-Driven Organizations
The Cultural Equity Accelerator™ allows you to systematically strengthen your DEI interventions in all Eight Essential Business Areas impacting your organization.
Assessments allow you to track your progress in each area.
Get more of your team excited and on-board with DEI
Small Wins Build Confidence, Capacity, and Momentum
In The Cultural Equity Accelerator™ we help you take a progressive approach to Assess, Strategize, Train, and Celebrate in each of the Eight Essential Business Areas to ensure you and your team receives the most relevant and impactful resources to reach your mission-critical goals and actually enjoy the process without feeling overwhelmed.
A Data-Driven Approach
Assess Instead of Make a Mess
It's never been easier to make things worse.
That's why we facilitate a multi-phase diagnostic where we conduct private stakeholder interviews and review your practices, processes, and policies. Together this gives you a 360 Company Culture Snapshot that includes team feedback, DEI Gaps, and company trends to develop your DEI initiatives. Regular Cultural Pulse Assessments keep everyone engaged while tracking the ROI of your interventions and help you adjust your course.
DEI Consulting Services
Our Approach Includes:
We offer our 360-degree Cultural Equity Assessment, which includes private stakeholder interviews, a review of your practices, processes, and policies, and regular Cultural Pulse Assessments to track your ROI.
DEI Strategic Planning
We work with key team members to develop a hyper-focused, results-driven Strategic Thrive Plan for addressing the most problematic DEI Gaps identified in your assessment, while allowing you to pave the way for all team members to thrive long-term.
Our confidential strengths-based coaching helps you make the right decisions in uncertain situations, to reduce the risk of making costly mistakes while leading your diverse team.
DEI Leadership Coaching
Since many leaders feel overwhelmed when it comes to DEI, we offer non-judgemental and confidential coaching to help your leaders repair harm, put out fires, and develop new skills.
DEI Training & Workshops
Custom-tailored micro-training Action Classes empower your whole team with the high-impact, low-burden skills needed to reach the goals established in your DEI-Informed Strategic Plan.
Increase buy-in and set the tone for your culture during your DEI initiatives. Topic-focused keynote presentations include a variety of ways to engage and learn – catering to differing levels of experience, trust, and safety in your teams.
What Our Clients Are Saying
"What I got excited about going deeper into the process with Kemy is that I could start to formalize some of the practices and goals that I have as a founder, so I can build an organization that is healthy, thriving, and able to create good diverse business directions that will ultimately impact our whole trajectory as a company."
Nanea Reeves - CEO,TRIPP
"This conversation that Kemy facilitated really did get people in our community to think about a topic - prejudice - that they’ve thought about before, in a different way, brought it into a space that felt actionable within the work that we’re currently doing as investors..."
Lisa Sulenes - Head of Operations at AtlasQ, Alpha Bridge Ventures
"These are exactly the conversations we need to be having in the workplace. It’s the responsibility of those of us leaders in the corporate workplace to provide opportunities for everyone to have these conversations and feel safe without feeling attacked. I now have the tools to allow me to do that in a really effective way."
Marcelo Gadia - CPA & Manager of Tax Services at Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors
"It is a safe space for you to share, a safe space for you to ask questions that you probably normally wouldn’t ask, and to get answers for you to be able to move forward inside of this conversation.
This type of work is necessary and even if it’s happening for one person or if it’s happening for 35 people, the difference you can make by having one conversation that’s this difficult to have, can literally change the world. That’s my big takeaway."
Lamarr Womble - Motivational Speaker
"After the event, I had folks in my community want to speak to me intimately about what they learned in the session and what came up afterwards. People in my team spoke up about things we had never talked about. This event meant deeper human connection for us, our clients, and all of our community members.
This is not just a one-time, exciting, feel-good event. This is an exploration you’ll want to continue."
Noel Pacarro Brown - First Vice President + Investing with Impact Director, Morgan Stanley
"I was struggling with how to be engaged in the conversation around implicit bias, prejudice, and privilege in a way that would support positive movement forward for people in our organization.
The F.E.A.R.S. Advantage team walks you through it openly, respectfully, and with gentleness so the conversation becomes accessible and relevant for your organization."
Julie Christenson - Program Operations Coordinator, White Bird Medical