Kuma Roberts

Kuma Roberts, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer with Arrowhead Consultingbrings 10+ years of organizational development as well as Information and Operations Management (IOM) experience to businesses interested in exploring innovative solutions. She specializes in the business case for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI), cultural competence, implicit bias, and strategies for becoming an equity-centered organization. Kuma's body of work invites leaders to learn more about how to transform culture and attract competitive employees through inclusive language and workplaces. She's passionate and delivers high-energy presentations about racial and social justice (with an emphasis on shifting policy and practice vs. hearts and minds) and invites companies to harness the power of DEI to gain competitive advantages in today's world of work.

 

 

SOCIAL CURRENCY

LEADING WITH EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE IN THE NEW WORLD OF WORK

In today’s competitive professional environment, emotional intelligence (EQ) is often the difference between reaching the top or falling flat. This presentation offers attendees the opportunity to assess their individual self-awareness while enhancing their people skills. Techniques for promoting self-regulation and preventing dreaded “filter fails” help equip participants to be better prepared to tackle the challenge of discerning the motivations of others and navigating professional (and personal) interactions towards more successful outcomes.

Top 3 Audience Takeaways:

  1. 1. 5 EQ competencies explored
  2. 2. Triggers: strategies to reframe & pivot forward
  3. 3. Ways to promote self-regulation & avoid “filter fails”

 

BRING A FOLDING CHAIR: 3 WAYS SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE GAIN VISIBILITY & SUCCESS

This innovative and engaging presentation explores ways for professionals to expand influence and increase visibility in the workplace (regardless of title, industry, or education). Discover simple and practical ways businesspeople can maintain a competitive edge through effective communication practices. Everyone has a right to be heard but the intimidation factor prevents some from mustering the courage to share ideas, take calculated risks, and speak up. Discover 3 powerful ways to harness inner strength and advance career possibilities.

Top 3 Audience Takeaways:

  1. 1. Explore 3 theories for success (Performance, Image, and Exposure)
  2. 2. Learn ways to lead difficult conversations
  3. 3. Discover ways to empower & share compelling ideas

 

DON'T FLINCH GET FEARLESS ABOUT DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION

This DEI presentation serves as an invitation to those interested in learning how Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion can foster improved business outcomes. Difficult questions are presented (don’t FLINCH) and solutions explored (get FEARLESS) in this high-energy and engaging audience experience. Concepts of equity vs. equality and a unique participant interactive activity are included. Discover how collaboration “across differences” can ultimately lead to profitable competitive solutions in support of today’s evolving business world.

Top 3 Audience Takeaways:

  1. 1. Unique “IDEALS” process explored
  2. 2. Ways DEI practices can ignite positive impacts
  3. 3. Proven metrics shared to gauge business scope & improved change management

 

 

KEYNOTE, BREAKOUT, OR WORKSHOP FORMAT AVAILABLE FOR ALL TOPICS

"Kuma created a safe space among a group of people who had known each other for only a week. Her keynote propelled participants to have powerful conversations. This event fostered a deeper level of communication and understanding among peers."

- Taylor Foxworthy | Haywood Chamber of Commerce  


"Kuma spoke at our International Women's Day conference where her keynote was not only informative and actionable, but also relational and empowering. Her authentic and energetic connection with the audience allowed participants to feel seen. Women left both the digital and physical spaces with tools to advocate for themselves and others."

- Saasha Reese | Express Employment International  

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