Bob Doherty, former Executive Director, St. Peter’s Addiction Recovery Center

I was a Director level employee in a Health System that had its origins in a Faith based organization. We were located in a the city of Albany, NY and the patients served were more diverse than the work force. It was also a competitive environment for work fore recruitment and retention. The Kaleel Jamison Consulting Group, Inc. (KJCG) was engaged for a multi-year effort to assure that we were a welcoming, culturally sensitive, inviting system to both patients and the workforce.

Rather than focus on minority recruitment, or patient satisfaction and comfort, KJCG targeted the organizational culture. Assuring clear and obvious messages of inclusion and value for all-- and in particular to persons of color and all cultural backgrounds. To establish the conveyance of invitation to all, the first trainings were for Senior Executive and Administrative staff for three full days of varied sensitizing exercises. This aimed directly at expanding behaviors that contribute to a message of value and invitation to all. This resulted in full top down commitment and a clear vision of our specific goals regarding cultural competence and change actions and activities.  

This was very effective and helpful to all and the organization. 

Elizabeth Reiss, CEO, The Arts Center of the Capital Region

The Kaleel Jamison Consulting Group made a very positive impact on our organization. The process they used to help shape our strategic plan was developed to meet our exact needs. The Arts Center needed to build relationships between board members and the staff, re-kindle our commitment to our mission and our constituents, and identify a streamlined set of goals that were not only transformational but achievable. The KJCG team was thoughtful and flexible. They listened to my concerns, added more planning components as needed, and truly let our team lead the conversation. We have shared our final plan with area funders, who have reacted quite positively to its organization and clarity. At every planning meeting, the KJCG team gently but firmly helped us hone our vision. I can hear Fred right now saying “what’s is THE most important step to take” and “how can we agree” so that we could create a plan everyone can endorse AND follow.

Ted Freeman, Culture Officer & Facilitating Leader, EILEEN FISHER

“KJCG has a unique ability to not only work with individuals and support the development of organizational structures, but they can manage and move a group to powerful, new places, all delivered with a very high level of professionalism that gets results. They are the total OD package.”

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Sarah Garner, Head of Learning and Organisation Development at the London Borough of Croydon, UK

“I am still feeling the impact that Judith and Fred had on me personally, the people around me, and the wider organisation. We could not, in all our dreams, have hoped for more or better. The magic in the way KJCG worked with our organisation is a combination of very real practical, every day actions and the spirit of the celebration of humanity. In bringing these together in a real, accessible and clearly articulated message, they have helped to ignite the positive energy and hopefulness of a group who may otherwise have felt burdened by the seemingly impossible task of changing an organization’s mind set. They have, in a few short hours, given us the capacity to help ourselves make the change.”

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Walter Slade, Former Executive Director, Culture & Change, Merck & Co.

“KJCG are experts in their field who truly practice what they preach. Their collaborative and co-creative style leverages the human energy inside a company to build on strengths and spark palpable change—inclusive change that engages every level of the organization.”

Walter Slade, Former Executive Director, Culture & Change, Merck & Co.

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Randy Tosch, Senior Director, Human Resources, Grainger

“When your HUMAN systems are having an Amber Alert or a Code RED system outage, KJCG is the thinking partner you need to create a safe space for more effective collaboration and increased productivity. Their tools and language allow the corporate and technology functions to align with the HR functions. It’s like Six Sigma for people.”

The KJCG Team