Building Belonging

For women & LGBTQ+ friends who are focused

on making inclusion and belonging a priority

in their organizations!

8 weeks. Bi-weekly Zoom Calls.  Confidential, Thought Partnership and Planning.  


[ Wednesday's at 12N beginning July 7 ]




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Being asked to build a strategy for diversity, equity and inclusion at your organization can be daunting.  Building Belonging offers connection, community and support with other corporate

individuals doing this work.


As your Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Coach & Thought Partner,

we will work with to:

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Understand where you are with diversity, equity and inclusion so we can help your organization get there too.


Realize what your organization is doing right..and wrong and develop a strategy to fix it!

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Establish a plan, take action and be accountable.

Gain support in bi-weekly group coaching calls and build community with others in the same situation.

Whether you're just getting started building a strategy, or don't even know where to start, this will be a place to build connection, offer support and lean on community.

Contact me so I can learn more about your organizations goals!

Colorful Friends



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  • 2 months of guidance and support in a small group setting. 

  • Building Belonging Strategy Workbook (printed & mailed if booked by June 25)!

  • Bi-weekly 60 minute group Zoom calls 

  • Action items to start outlining your DEI strategy for your organization.

  • Resources that you can take back and implement/share at your organization to help other leaders become more accountable.

  • $689 with payment plan option.

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Meet Your Coach

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 courses at Cornell University.


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.

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What does working with Heidi look like? 

You are in the driver seat. Ultimately, it is up to you how far this program takes you. I will be there for you to coach and advise you and to provide learning opportunities and action steps. 


Coaching will be a place where you can ask all your questions, think through your ideas, and make plans before putting them into action in your work or life.  The group will be a safe space to learn from others and share ideas!

If you’re ready to dive in and a build a better belonging at your organization, join us and let's get started creating impact! 


Heidi has been instrumental to helping us with our DEI goals. She leads with empathy and awareness and has enlightened us on how to do that as well. She understands where we are at with our journey and meets us there.


The 1:1 conversations have been in a safe space and very well received. The work has been hard and uncomfortable at times, but she prepared us for that and we understand that this shows that we are growing together. We are grateful for her work and encourage others to embark on their own journey of growth! 


I’ve had the privilege of working one on one with Heidi Duss for the past several years. Heidi has made significant and impactful changes in my career. Not only is she able to examine biases without judgement she enables organization and individuals to have honest conversations on difficult topics.


Heidi creates a safe, holistic and inclusive environment where we can look at our biases without judgement.


Working with Heidi has been a phenomenal experience. We knew what we wanted, but were not sure how to get there. When we moved to a new location and worked on re-branding,  we wanted to send a stronger message of inclusivity to our clients, and increase diversity in our staffing. Heidi helped to cultivate the language and opportunity to create a space in Mala Yoga Center that levels the playing field for the disadvantaged, and holds safe space so that people of all identities may show up as their authentic selves. We always wanted to be inclusive, but with the guidance of Heidi, we are truly using our platform to be that space!