About

Global Diversity Practice

 

We are an award-winning provider of multi-disciplinary consultancy and learning solutions, with a global footprint and a track record of delivering transformational interventions through our network of trainers, consultans, researchers, learning designers and partners.

01. Personal

We understand the need to ‘get beneath your skin’, in order to open up blind-spots and ultimately deliver results, whatever stage of the D&I journey you’re at.

02. Courageous

We ‘tell it as it is’, acting as a critical friend and a trusted partner in providing solutions to close the gap between your current reality and your aspirations. 

03. Credible

All of our work is grounded in expert knowledge of organisational development, talent, strategy and cultural change. We use that expertise to demonstrate the commercial case for D&I.

Proven Track Record

Our Success Criteria

We pride ourselves on well-established and long-lasting relationships with our diverse clients, from a variety of sectors, who can attest to the measurable difference our solutions make. 

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Client Satisfaction

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Award-winning expertise

Our Leadership

Farrah Qureshi

CEO

Farrah is a globally recognised expert on diversity and inclusion. Farrah’s mission is to transform organisational culture and she works most effectively at board, CEO and leadership levels.

With over 25 years of experience, Farrah aligns her outputs to organisational transformation, leadership behaviours, cultural change and behavioural economics, always combined with a strategic business focused approach.

A pioneer in global diversity consulting, she has created effective programmes for clients in over 150 countries. A career highlight was leading the consultancy team that designed the diversity strategy that ensured that D&I were embedded at the heart of the 2012 Olympic Games.

Farrah’s work has been recognised with many awards and nominations from organisations such as Asian Women of Achievement, Northern Power Women, Santander and Walmart International. Farrah is listed on the Northern Power 100 Women and she was awarded the Bloomberg Excellence in Diversity Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017.

View Farrah’s full profile here.

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Features

What We Do Best

Global Expertise

We transfer our knowledge across sectors and geographies in order to bring you world-class best practice.

Results Driven

We are results-driven and demonstrate the quantitative and qualitative impact of our interventions. 

Exceptional Quality

We are meticulous, honest and customer-centric in our approach, delivering with you and not to you.

Inspirational Passion

We are passionate about the work we do and professional in our style, acting as a catalyst for change. 

One-stop solution

We offer a wide range of expertise coming together under our auspices to provide you with the best solution.

Transformational Learning

All of our work is underpinned by our simple head, heart and hands methodology, accessible to all.

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