“We need, in every community, a group of angelic troublemakers.”
- Bayard Rustin
Heidi Duss [she/they]
Heidi Duss is a Human Resources Leader who has built her career and expertise in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion, organizational culture, and recruitment and talent management. She has worked with organizations of all sizes, from startups to Fortune Global 500 companies in recruitment, insurance, finance, technology, and marketing.
As the Founder and Chief Consultant of Culturescape Consulting, Heidi provides thought leadership, strategic planning and creative solutions to her clients that help foster more equitable and inclusive workplaces. She is a Course Facilitator for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Certification course at Cornell University.
In 2021, Culturescape became a certified LGBT+ owned business through the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC).
Heidi received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, along with a Certification in Human Resource Management. She also completed Deep Diversity Institute and Facilitator Lab, and holds additional certifications in Leadership and Diversity Recruitment.
Heidi serves on the Board of Directors for OPEN – Out Professional Engagement Network and is actively involved in her community. In 2019, she was awarded Advocate of the Year by the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber and was one of Brava Magazine's 2020 Women to Watch.
Heidi is a true believer that we should all be able bring our best and authentic selves to a workplace that champions safe spaces for all identities.
The way we listen & do the work is just as important as the work itself.
Every organization wants to be successful, but is your organization taking the steps it needs to remain competitive and relevant in a rapidly changing marketplace of customers, clients, ideas & talents?
Inclusive leadership is a crucial skill set that leaders must have to keep pace
in the competitive talent landscape. Heidi will empower you to think creatively & strategically in your journey to a more inclusive workplace.
Ready to take the first step towards inclusive leadership? Because the way we listen & do the work is just as important as the work itself.
Kingsley Gobourne is a experienced thought leader and DEI executive who has developed strategies for Fortune 500 companies, state agencies, non-profits, financials and healthcare institutions. He specializes in DEI strategies review, design, and support, customized learning on systemic racism and bias, and inclusive pathway programs for diversity recruitment.
Empathy Paradigm is a full-service mental health consulting company specializing in professional trauma-informed education and consultation. We believe in the undeniable innate value of humans and social responsibility, and work to empower all individuals to confidently explore and express their identity and beliefs.