Strategic Inclusion Consulting

Custom-designed solutions for DEI, EQ, & Leadership via


Keynotes & plenaries on various topics ranging from DEI, cultural competence, leadership, emotional intelligence, and coping, self-care & wellness.

Experiential options available (e.g. multicultural drumming interaction with the audience). Virtual and hybrid options also available (including co-created video content combining music, dance, guided imagery, and more).

“His background in psychology, DEI consulting and as a musician and global band leader made him the perfect person to bring insight, expertise, passion and creativity into our DEI journey.”

-Jane Shlaes
Leadership Coach, CAP
Dr. Rahul Sharma - Speaker

Sample of recent talks:



Opening Medication, Self-Care and Healing
Embodied in Color

Opening Keynote, December 2021


Watering Our Ancestral Roots & Cultivating Intercultural Solidarity Through Music

Closing Keynote for the Asian American Psychological Association Annual Conference, November 2021


Self-Care in Our Current Era: Building Resilience, Setting Boundaries, &
How to Wear Out Compassion Fatigue

Nationwide plenary address to 550 employees of a prominent social service agency, July 2020




Turn It Up: Amplifying Professional Psychology’s Commitment To Cultural Competence & Innovative Community Engagement

Keynote address for the National Council on Schools of Professional Psychology’s mid-winter conference, January 2020


Making Meaning Making Music: Experiencing Multicultural Drumming, Affirming Identity, & Enhancing Belonging

Keynote address for the Illinois Psychological Association’s annual convention, November 2019