Coach | Consultant | Trainer | Speaker | Author
Dr. Helen Holton
(Pronouns: She, Her, Hers)
A recovering elected official after 21 years of service on the Baltimore City Council. With a reimagined reality she continues to lead as an Inclusion thought leader working in the space of diversity, equity, and inclusion. She knows firsthand the importance of building resilience as a power tool in your leadership bucket. Investment in your talent and those you lead is a key component to your success. Dr. Helen Holton and Associates was born out of years of living and working through the intersections of race, gender, political power, and privilege and the impact they have on equity, fairness, and inclusion. This collaborative organization of forward-thinking minds is committed to increasing human engagement and talent development for better outcomes. Our mindset moves from what's wrong to what's strong! Dr. Helen is an exceptional Coach, Trainer, Consultant, and overall Communicator who works with you to upshift the trajectory of your success.
She 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. The result is a stronger ROI (Return on Investment) and an optimal IRR (Internal Rate of Return) produced from your investment in human capital to build and strengthen more Inclusive, Resilient and Respectful (IRR) environments that lead toward a genuine sense of “belonging” felt by all.
AS SEEN, HEARD & READ ON:
To every engagement, Dr. Helen brings complementary business skills as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Master’s in Business Administration (MBA), and a Professional in Human Resources (PHR/SHRM-CP), holding several coaching certifications and credentialed through the International Coaching Federation (ICF), as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and Certified Mentor Coach (CMC). Dr. Helen is a:
Gallup-certified Strengths Coach and Trainer,
Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI) Qualified Administrator,
Hogan Assessment Certified,
Certified Personal and Executive Coach (CPEC),
Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC), and
Certified DISC Practitioner
Executive Coach | Corporate Consultant
Denise is an executive coach with a strong track record of helping CEOs and senior leaders get through their hardest professional challenges and take their effectiveness to the next level. She enables a growing list of executives in some of the most successful non-profits and iconic organizations, including Microsoft, GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen, Amazon and Nike to become more effective leaders and stronger communicators with a formidable leadership presence.
Denise is the CEO and founder of Denise Harris Executive Coaching & Corporate Consulting LLC, which was created to help executives and leaders increase awareness, envision possibilities, achieve insights, and accomplish meaningful and challenging goals, particularly during times of significant organizational change and uncertainty. Denise is also, a facilitator for the Center of Mentorship Excellence.
She incorporates and infuses a passion for authentic leadership into every aspect of her work to help her clients create the space to be centered and intentional in their commitment to growth, day to day choices and interactions with others. Denise is deeply committed to helping others thrive personally and professionally. Denise creates trust-based partnerships with her clients to increase their success as authentic leaders. She gets to the heart of matters and sees her clients’ inherent strengths. She incorporates mindfulness practices in her work with clients to help them create the space to be more centered and intentional in the face of constant demands.
Her strengths include coaching clients in the areas of leadership development and influence, thinking strategically, building personal and professional resilience, and creating balance in demanding roles. She is especially skilled at helping clients to identify and “get unstuck” from long-term patterns of behavior and thinking that do not support their vision of success. Denise uses a pragmatic approach, providing tools, skills training, and unique exercises focused on her clients’ personal and business outcomes. She combines empathy, challenge, accountability and humor to help her clients create solutions that will work in both their professional and everyday life.
Denise is a certified practitioner in both Meyers Briggs, Hogan Leadership Assessment and is also a certified John Maxwell Speaker & Leadership Coach.
Denise is a graduate of Hofstra University, a graduate of Accomplishment Coaching Coaches’ Training Program and is ACC credentialed by the International Coaching Federation. Denise is also an authorized career coach for American Association of Advancement of Science (AAAS), BetterUp Coaching and a Leadership Consultant for Genesis Advisers.
Author | Professional Speaker | Business Owner
Paul Meshanko, MBA, CSP
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Paul Meshanko is an author, professional speaker and business owner with over 25 years of experience in leadership development and organizational culture change. After over a decade with a Fortune 500 company, he opened Legacy Business Cultures to serve the growing demand for change management and employee engagement training. Under his leadership, his firm has grown to become one of the country’s most trusted providers of staff development, coaching and cultural change training programs.
Known for his down to earth, humorous and engaging style, Paul has captivated over a half million leaders and business professionals on five continents. His educational materials have been translated into over 25 languages and his newsletter is read by thousands of subscribers each month. His clients have included DuPont, Parker Hannifin, The Cleveland Clinic, BASF, Progressive Insurance, MTD, Johnson Controls, P&G, Symantec, McGraw-Hill, Toyota, Johnsonville Sausage, Ernst & Young, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Congressional Office of Compliance.
A passionate thought leader and champion supporting diversity, equity, inclusion and engagement efforts, his fascinating and inspiring programs include:
The Respect Effect – Harnessing the Power of Connection
Understanding and Managing Unconscious Bias
Radically Inclusive Leadership
6 Brain Hacks for Better Navigating and Leading Change
In It To Win It – Building a World-Class Business Culture
Paul was awarded the National Speakers Association’s coveted CSP® designation in 2019. His first book, Conversations on Success, was released in May 2006 and his second, The Respect Effect: Using the Science of Neuroleadership to Inspire a More Loyal and Productive Workplace, was released by McGraw-Hill in 2013. He holds a Bachelors in Science and Business Administration from The Ohio State University and a Masters in Business Administration degree from Baldwin Wallace College. A husband and father, Paul currently lives in Annapolis, MD with his wife, Sheila.
Global Diversity | Inclusion | Cultural Competence
Arlene F. Roane
Redhouse Performance Consulting, LLC
Inclusion Imagineer. Anti-racist. Anti-sexist. Anti-ableist. Corporate Refuge. Wife. Mom. Parentless. 1 in 8 living with cancer.
Arlene Roane is founder and president at Redhouse Performance Consulting, LLC. She is a highly sought-after keynote speaker, facilitator and consultant with over 15 years of experience in global diversity, inclusive leadership, and cultural competency. Her work has impacted thousands of leaders and professionals in global organizations of all sizes.
Redhouse designs, develops and executes diversity and inclusion (D&I) projects in leadership development, culture change, organizational learning, and talent management for global, complex, profit and not-for-profit organizations. Her professional memberships and certifications include:
Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI),
Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI), and
National Speakers Association Professional Member.
In the past five years, project and client engagements have been executed in the US, UK, Canada, Brazil, Germany, Spain, Denmark, Belgium, Jordan, UAE, Singapore, India, Korea, China and Ivory Coast. Participants in these programs come from a wide range of countries including France, Italy, South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Mongolia, and Myanmar.
Arlene established a national reputation as a thought leader during her tenure as a consultant, strategist, trainer, and researcher for one of the world’s largest global diversity consulting practices, Global Novations, now Korn Ferry. She created and led a major study, “Pathways of the Black CIO” on retention and loss of African American executive talent in IT that was published in CIO Magazine (June 2006). Arlene served as the research team leader on the nationally recognized research project and National Urban League 2004 publication “Diversity Practices That Work: The American Worker Speaks”. Early in her career, she was featured in the nationally acclaimed book Children of the Dream: The Psychology of Black Success (Doubleday 1992).
Arlene has an undergraduate degree from MIT and an Executive MBA from the University of Colorado. Prior to starting her consulting practice, Arlene worked in the high-growth segment of the communications industry where she was quickly promoted to mid-level executive roles while under the age of 35.
Lawyer | Consultant | Trainer
Duane Taylor, Esq. MPP, MCPH
Implementing leadership development solutions that enhance organizational performance has been the focus of Duane Taylor’s work for over 20 years in Organizational Development, Strategic Planning, Change Management, Operations, Executive Coaching, Facilitation and Executive Training. He possess extensive experience proving technical assistance and trainings in the areas of: Business Process Reengineering, Leadership, Management, Conflict Resolution, Strategic Planning, Project Management, Fiscal Management, Team Building and Organizational Development for various corporations, non-profit and federal agencies. He has extensive expertise in providing technical assistance to over 100 FQHCs across the county as a consultant to HRSA, on: Operational Enhancement, Fiscal Management, Board Governance and Clinical Performance Improvement. Duane has experience working with FQHCS to expand their scope, writing proposals for both expansion of services geographically and with service offerings. Additionally, Duane has been successful in assisting other health entities who wanted to become an FQHC Look –A-Like, develop competitive proposal that were successful.
Duane’s has over 13 years experience at Mid-Atlantic Association of Community Health Centers, wherein he provided over 1,800 trainings to FQHCs, assisted with performing various community needs assessment from the Eastern Shore of Maryland to Hagerstown, Maryland.