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Diversity & Inclusion Strategies & Training
Strategic Planning Facilitation
Project Planning & Management
Olivia Herriford, DM, MBA, teaches, coaches and mentors leaders in service to others. Her areas of focus are leadership development, organizational health, and diversity & inclusion in tech education and careers. Before forming Herriford Consulting, Olivia amassed over twenty-five years experience leading customer-facing organizations in high-technology companies. She is currently engaged as a consultant for several organizations, all with goals to increase tech education and workforce diversity.
Dr. Herriford is also adjunct faculty at JFK University and Walden University where she teaches graduate and undergraduate business and management courses and contributing faculty at Walden University where she mentors doctoral students as their committee chair.
Focus areas: Olivia did her doctoral research on the relationship between technology organizational culture and the development and application of emotional intelligence in leaders at all levels. She also has expertise in workshop and classroom curriculum development and has created courses and training in leadership, cultural awareness & managing bias, organizational health, project management, problem-solving, and decision-making.
Olivia is also Founder and Board President of Women Sharing Wisdom Institute, a nonprofit that provides business planning workshops for women microbusiness owners and leadership development for university student leaders in Nairobi, Kenya.
• You want to take a leadership development approach to your diversity and inclusion strategy
• You need to identify and develop processes and structures for cultural change
• You want to develop leaders from the "frontline up" based on your specific requirements and desired competencies