In this episode of The Thoughtful Entrepreneur, your host Josh Elledge talks with Kim Crowder, Founder & CEO of Kim Crowder Consulting.
Kim shares her mission to help organizations integrate diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism into their workplace. She sets out to discover the determining factors of “The Great Resignation” to propose solutions aimed at increasing employee retention and satisfaction.
Kim and her team of experts at Kim Crowder Consulting offer a wide range of services: inclusive leadership coaching, staff education and training, workplace equity assessments, inclusive marketing and communication training. Their processes are simple and geared towards a holistic, solution-focused approach. Their objective? Create a work environment where all team members can thrive.
Key Points from the Episode:
- Corporate and societal responsibility of a workplace
- Equity vs Equality
- Workplace culture and challenges
About Kim Crowder
Kim is an expert at communicating and connecting in powerful and engaging ways. Her deep knowledge of diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism (DEIA) is informed by years of executive-level DEIA practice and consulting in advocacy and implementation.
Kim's compelling content, presentations, and consulting approach are powered by more than 16 years of work in marketing, journalism, communications, and DEIA for Fortune 500 and other large corporations. During keynotes, Kim uses her background as a trained powerhouse vocalist to educate, bring healing, lift spirits, and inspire. Her authenticity and ability to be vulnerable invites others to do the same. She has been invited to speak and be interviewed about her expertise by Hubspot, Linking Indy Women, Hive Indy, Indy Maven, Monster.com, The American Library Association, and The Public Library Association, among others.
As a boutique studio, Kim and her team work across industries serving U.S. and international markets, from retailers to insurers to governmental agencies and the social sector. From Adobe to Good Catch Foods to Target, the American Library Association, Receipt-Bank, HarperCollins Publishers, and on, Kim and her team provide leaders and companies actionable tools to move initiatives forward long term.
Kim’s mission is to provide transformative, customized solutions, cultivate equitable workplaces, and harness the power of diverse input to foster innovation, inclusion, and forward-thinking within organizations and industries overall. She has been featured for her expertise by The New York Times, twice by Forbes, and on Hubspot’s podcast, The Growth Show. She is also a member of the MIT Technology Review Global Panel.
Kim has traveled extensively, including having lived in Korea as a child. She grew up in the U.S.'s most diverse city in the country, Houston, TX, and sang with Beyoncé as a youth. When she is not heading up Kim Crowder Consulting LLC, you can find her singing professionally, traveling, Latin dancing, working out, listening to audiobooks and podcasts, or trying something new.
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Want to learn more? Check out Kim Crowder Consulting’s website at https://www.kimcrowderconsulting.com/
Check out Kim Crowder Consulting on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/kimcrowderconsulting/
Check out Kim Crowder on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/kimcrowder/
Check out Kim Crowder on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/iamkimcrowder/
Check out Kim Crowder on Twitter at https://twitter.com/IamKimCrowder
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