Team

Lauren C. Nelson

Lauren C. Nelson

ACC, CDP, CPDC – Founder & Lead Consultant

Lauren is a diversity and inclusion consultant and executive coach who supports leaders and their teams deepen the impact of their work. She is passionate about transforming the workplace and helping to create space for others to bring their best, most authentic selves to the table.

Having worked as a consultant for both the private and public sectors, Lauren has journeyed with numerous clients toward positive change. She understands the challenges, and she is experienced with designing and implementing the solutions. In her career, Lauren has worked with the U.S. Department of Education, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), United Way Global, the U.S. Coast Guard, 5 corporations and over 20 public health departments across the world.

Throughout her various projects and roles, Lauren has specialized in performance management, training, strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation, performance metrics, program development and management, and diversity and inclusion.

Lauren holds a degree in Business Management and numerous certifications. She attended the Diversity Training International University (DTUI) where she received her Certified Diversity Profession (CDP) and Certified Diversity Training (CDT). She holds a Certified Professional Diversity Coach (CPDC) from the International Coach Federation (ICF) accredited, CoachDiversity Institute. As of 2020, she is a member of the ICF and is recognized as a credentialed Associate Certified Coach (ACC). She also is a certified Results-Based Accountability Professional.

Heloisa Vila

MPP, ACC, CPTD

Heloisa is passionate about making change stick. For nearly 15 years, Heloisa has worked with over 3,000 leaders and dozens of organizations across the country to change mindsets, behaviors, processes, and systems so that people, teams, and organizations achieve measurable results and thrive in an equitable and inclusive way. 

As a talent/organization development professional and executive coach, Heloisa has used her expertise in change management, strategic planning, and facilitation skills to help leaders define and execute their vision, quantify impact, and plan for sustainable results. Her exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, combined with her experience as a first-generation Latina, allows her to create inclusive working and learning environments where leaders feel safe to be vulnerable, take risks, and apply new insights.

Grounded in her values of authenticity, inclusion, excellence, and innovation, she has partnered and gained buy-in of c-level executives to front-line staff to deliver on various projects. These included creating Colorado’s SHPG state-level grant evaluation framework and system; designing March of Dime’s national results framework; shaping and delivering leadership development programs for the Obama administration and federal agencies such as NIH and FDA; leading change efforts to build consensus of over 1,000 employees around new organizational vision and values; reengineering Sonoma’s County Human Services department procurement process; creating dozens of skills-based trainings and strategic retreats using human-centered design approach and adult learner principles to build skills on facilitation, effective communication, managing conflict, performance management, data-driven decision making, DEI&A, strategic thinking, employee engagement, influencing across the organization, and giving effective feedback.

Heloisa holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Maryland, College Park. She is a certified coach with the International Coaching Federation (ICF), a Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD), and a qualified trainer and administrator of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) © and the FIRO-B personality assessments. She holds numerous other certifications including Prosci Change Management, Luma Human-Centered Design Approach, Instructional Design, Project Management. Heloisa speaks Portuguese and Spanish, has great interest in and experience with music, and loves the outdoors.

Heloisa Vila

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