Strategic Inclusion Consulting

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Testimonials

“I worked together with Dr. Rahul Sharma to create a leadership development experience for 90 of our top leaders. . . . His background . . . made him the perfect person to bring insight, expertise, passion and creativity into our DEI journey. . . . He was a great listener, got to know our organization, and was able to design an outstanding half day learning experience to meet us where we are in our journey and reach people in a new and different way. Many people commented on how they appreciated and truly enjoyed this different approach. . . . I highly recommend Rahul. We grew together through this partnering experience, just as our leaders did.”

-Jane Shlaes
Senior Talent Consultant and Leadership Coach, College of American Pathologists
Jane Shlaes

“I would recommend working with Dr. Sharma if you or your organization are seeking someone skilled in Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity and leadership training/coaching. My organization hired him in 2020 to provide coaching to employees who might be experiencing trauma and have a hard time processing the racial violence and inequities in society. He also worked with our leadership group on how to best support the well-being and productivity of employees during the current crises. Dr. Sharma brings his wide span of expertise in diversity, social justice, multiculturalism, individual/community health, music, and healing to his work. He is able to skillfully work with clients towards mitigating racial trauma and race-related stress they may be experiencing, and help them to develop coping strategies.”

-Karen Appelbaum
Operations Director at Northwest Area Foundation
Karen - Coaching client

“I’ve known Rahul for over 3 decades and its been delightful to watch him blossom into the strong yet compassionate leader in the field of diversity consulting that he is now. His approach combines deep awareness of D,E, and I issues with the ability to create such a safe environment through his presence that people are freed up to explore deeply and change organizational cultures. He has been extremely helpful with the issues facing my company.”

-Richard Schwartz, Ph.D.
President, Internal Family Systems Institute
richard Organizational Culture Client

“Rahul Sharma is a gifted facilitator who can make a diverse group of individuals feel safe discussing tensions arising from cultural differences. He skillfully uses drumming to facilitate meaningful dialogue through rhythmic synchrony, which serves as a metaphor for being seen, heard, and connected. Rahul’s personal warmth and clinical skills make him a uniquely effective teacher, therapist, and presenter.”

-Ping Ho
Multicultural Marketing Evangelist
Founding Director at UCLArts and Healing
Ping Group Facilitation Client

“We’ve been delighted with Rahul’s guidance as he’s provided our organization with structure, accountability and resources to begin our equity journey together. His instincts about how to be with a group of predominantly white men as we explore the realities of our privilege have been spot-on. Through a combination of drumming, education, humor and “calling in,” Rahul has been just the facilitator we’ve needed and will continue to call on as we forge ahead in this work. We’re grateful for his expertise and humanity.”

-Scott Conklin
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Scott - Diversity Facilitation Client

“Dr. Rahul Sharma has taken his formidable skill and talent both as clinical psychologist and innovative musician in conducting workshops which are both experiential and educational in uniquely driving the message of diversity, equity and inclusion. For the leader who is tasked with executing an organization’s diversity programs and initiatives, whether for internal or external communities, Dr. Sharma and the musical collaboration he leads provide new and fresh perspectives in meeting goals so critical to an organization’s success in diversity management. And it is accomplished with high levels of cultural awareness, creativity and innovation.”

-Gwen Kelly
Multicultural Marketing Evangelist
Former Senior Executive, Global Office of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion, Walmart
Gwen - Workshop Client

“Dr. Sharma is a master at his craft. He brings a tremendous depth of experience, insight, wisdom, and care to help lift up individuals and organizations. His ability to provide strategic coaching to leadership, focusing on cultural competency, emotional intelligence, and system-wide communication is second to none. Rahul knows exactly how to team up with members of the organization and deeply listen to what they need. His ability to swiftly improve diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts within systems puts him at the cutting edge of helping organizations become more conscious of how they serve their constituencies. “

-David Klow
Founder and CEO of Skylight Counseling Center, President of The Skylight Foundation, Author of You Are Not Crazy: Letters From Your Therapist
David Klow

“Rahul, along with the Funkadesi Rhythm Ambassadors, facilitated an experiential diversity and inclusion session for us. He brought an engaging experience like no other. He has a remarkable way of tying in underlying diversity and inclusion concepts as music unites people from all over the world. Job well done! Thank you.”

-Helena Rojas
Vice President and Senior Financial Analyst at Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago
Helena - experiential diversity Client
“I would highly recommend Rahul’s services. He has helped us with specialized leadership training in emotional intelligence, adapting to change, and building stress resiliency. He is gifted with teaching those who are resistant to change and learning.”
-Michele Neurath
HR at Terrazzo & Marble Supply Company
Testimonial form Michele Neurath

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