Since 2015, I’ve been wholly committed to helping organizations break through the obstacles and barriers that keep them from being truly diverse, equitable and inclusive.


My goal and wish is for every organization that I engage with to enable their employees to feel:

  • Psychologically Safe

  • Valued

  • Accepted, and 

  • Equal...every single day

That the workforce is not only setup to succeed, but feel empowered to bring their whole selves to the workplace and truly THRIVE.

Sejal Thakkar
Owner of TrainXtra

John Carlson has demonstrated technical skills that are adaptable, cost-efficient, and focused on solving the problems employees are experiencing now.

Mark Villalovos
Shop Your Way

John sprung into action, assessing our needs and developed a cultural roadmap for our organization within two weeks.

Joseph Motes
Diversity Equity Inclusion Strategy Manager, ADP

For organizations that want to get inclusion RIGHT, John is the answer.

My favorite quotes that inspire DEI

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 Unity, not uniformity, must be our aim. We attain unity only through variety. Differences must be integrated, not annihilated, not absorbed.

~Mary Parker Follett

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Inclusivity means not ‘just we’re allowed to be there,’ but we are valued. I’ve always said: smart teams will do amazing things, but truly diverse teams will do impossible things.   

~ Claudia Brind-Woody

D&I needs to be something that every single employee at the company has a stake in.

~Bo Young Lee

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When we listen and celebrate what is both common and different, we become a wiser, more inclusive, and better organization. 

~ Pat Wadors

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