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Consulting & Strategy

With nearly 30 years of experience addressing organizational development issues, including deep expertise in the role of unconscious bias (UB) in the workplace, Cook Ross has developed a series of effective diversity and inclusion (D&I) intervention strategies in four major areas to drive inclusion and belonging in organizations across the globe.
Partnering for culture change since 1989
Cook Ross’ four intervention strategies are designed to impact an entire organization holistically, resulting in cultural development and sustainable change.

Education & Training

Education plays a critical role in larger strategic initiatives by providing a common understanding of goals, objectives, and strategies.

Priming

Priming tools provide employees with tools to refresh and re-set skills on a just-in-time basis, reinforcing changes in behaviors over time.

Systems & Structures

We  review, develop, and enhance clients’ recruiting practices, people management efforts, succession management decisions, and mentoring programs.

Accountability & Sustainability

What gets measured gets done. Carefully constructed metrics provide the means to track an organization’s performance over time and are essential to any serious change effort.

Sustainable Change

We believe sustainable, long-term change occurs at an organization’s cultural level, as opposed to focusing only on individual growth. We actively study systems theory and organizational culture change to identify leverage points in organizational flow and the relationship between those points. This allows us to holistically understand how to transform an organization’s culture into one that is truly inclusive and culturally competent.

Why is partnership important to the way we work?

Listen to Principal Consultant, Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole, illustrate why partnership with our clients is so valuable to us.

Our Principal Consultants

Howard Ross

Howard Ross

Founder & Principal Consultant

Howard Ross is the Founder of Cook Ross. He is a seminal thought leader on unconscious bias and has travelled the U.S. and the globe to teach companies how to become the best they can be.

Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole

Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole

Principal Consultant

Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole is a Principal Consultant with Cook Ross. She has served as the Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, and as President of Spelman College and Bennett College.

Tonya Hampton

Tonya Hampton

Principal Consultant

Tonya Jackman Hampton, EdD is a strategic executive and consultant with nearly 25 years of experience in human resources, talent and organizational development, and diversity and inclusion.

Tony Byers

Tony Byers

Principal Consultant

Tony Byers, Ph.D. is a game-changing leader in diversity and inclusion. He is a keen strategist who takes bold steps to drive organizational cultures toward more diverse, inclusive, and high-performing transformation.

Leslie Traub

Leslie Traub

Principal Consultant

Leslie Traub has an international reputation for leading systems based change. She has over 30 years of experience leading diversity, inclusion, and change management initiatives, particularly in gender inclusion.

Rosalyn Taylor O'Neale

Rosalyn Taylor O'Neale

Principal Consultant

Rosalyn Taylor O’Neale has more than 30 years of experience leading learning-based interventions in over 48 countries. Rosalyn has previously served as the CDO for Campbell Soup Company.

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