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As I work with organizations throughout the country, what I consistently hear is a desire to build a diverse culture where employees and customers feel like they belong.
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Without understanding the difference between the two, we miss the connection points that make it possible to build cultures of true belonging.
...is that we can say we want employees to be their full selves, and yet we overlook that most organizational cultures in the U.S. are based in a self-reliant structure, while most diverse employees and customers were raised in a collective culture environment.
Experience a conversation on DEI that unites your organization, without causing defensiveness or resistance.
Gain a new understanding of cultural dynamics in a diverse workforce and how to create a more collective work environment.
Understand how to create BELONGING within your organization. You will see eyes open, hearts shift, and tangible change throughout your organization.
It was not until I conducted hundreds of interviews throughout the country and produced the award-winner film, Being Enye that I was able to see the full picture and how to create belonging, or what I call, “Magical Belonging.”
Today, I work with organizations that want to reach a diverse customer base and build more diverse, equitable, and inclusive cultures.
Confidently create and implement creative and effective strategies that hit the right cultural tone so you can reach the market with dignity and respect.
Avoid key mistakes of a well-intended but culturally unaware communication strategies so you can build authentic trust with your customers.
Have a deeper understanding of how to reach the collective marketplace by speaking to their value system.
With this awareness in place, they can create interdependent teams who value independent contribution to the collective success of the entire group.
This is best expressed as:
Self Awareness + Interdependence + Commitment = Belonging
...we help leaders gain greater awareness of the cultural differences between collective and self-reliant work environments.
Help you recognize the invisible barriers that work to keep your teams from bringing their “full selves” to work.
Have an invaluable tool to create psychological safety that helps your organization safely open the door and effectively share conversations about belonging and identity.
Spark lasting meaningful and authentic dialog so that you can create actionable steps that prove to your people that leadership is sensitive and committed to belonging for all.
Denise’s honesty, her candor, and her immensely powerful message continue to bring profound cultural insights and healing to an entire generation of Latino-Americans, their parents, their community, and their employers. She brings a rare combination of traits as a communicator, as a producer and as a speaker, as she is able to be truthful with exceptional compassion and honesty. — NONI ALLWOOD
author, Latinos at Work: Unleashing the Power of Culture
"She is able to be truthful with exceptional compassion and honesty."
“...because we’ve all experienced insecurity, alienation and isolation, to a variety of degrees. As we begin our journeys of incorporating ‘belonging’ into our understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEIB), Denise showcases how true fellowship and connection among individuals creates environments where everyone excels, professionally and personally.” — Jesse States
Vice President, MPI Academy
Meeting Professionals International
“Denise Soler Cox’s authentic message resonates universally...
She quickly makes powerful and lasting connections with others. Her signature laugh is winning, contagious and unmistakable. Her demeanor immediately puts people at ease, through the remarkable grace she shows even as she leads difficult conversations about identity and belonging. — SWANEE HUNT
founding director of the Women and Public Policy Program at harvard Kennedy School
"Denise possesses a rare combination of traits that are critical for effective leadership.."
Denise’s keynote deeply moved the WILD (Women in Leadership Development) Conference attendees. Her exuberant energy, ability to personally connect with the audience, and willingness to be vulnerable was exactly what we were hoping to provide to the over 500 career women and students who joined us. — AMY HUMBLE
"Denise’s keynote deeply moved the WILD (Women in Leadership Development) Conference attendees.."
Denise is a courageous and bold Latina who is amazingly likable and relatable. She is a new, refreshing and confident voice for American Latinos. As well, she has emerged a thought leader and influencer on the international stage. Denise is a rare jewel. In my years in nonprofit leadership, Denise stands out as a true leader among leaders. Her energy and enthusiasm; her progressive thinking and her positive persona—on top of her knowledge and skills—make her very distinct indeed." — MARK MADRID
Office of Entrepreneurial Development (OED) at the U.S. Small Business Administration
"She is a new, refreshing and confident voice for American Latinos...
These events were a huge success not only for our organizations but for our community as well. We are so grateful to have been able to bring this important conversation to the front line here in GR and we all look forward to furthering the conversation within our community.
On behalf of Downtown Grand Rapids Inc., The Latino Community Coalition, The Hispanic Center, and our sponsors, thank you so much again for working with all of us!"
- KIM VAN DRIEL, Special Events Manager, Downtown Grand Rapids Inc.
Special Events Manager,
Downtown Grand Rapids Inc.
"We had such a great time with Denise. She did a fantastic job."
Kim Van Driel
Here's the kicker: her story is relevant to us all (Even me. And I'm not a Latina!). As it turns out, we all need help learning how to think and speak about culture, identity, and what it means to belong. - KRIS YOUNG CAMPBELL, VP Speakers & Entertainment, Heroic Productions
V.P. Speakers & Entertainment
"Denise has an important story to tell. I love the she tells it with heart and authenticity."
For a live in-person and high-energy conference, I needed a speaker to not only match this energy but bring the relevant content to the table and Denise Soler Cox did just that and more! She was highly recommended to me and what I experienced first-hand, I see why! She met the goal and then some!
The smiles, nods and tears of audience members during Denise's speaking engagement was an early indication of what the final outcome would be and that was complete satisfaction! Many of the audience members not only felt motivated by Denise but their hearts and minds were fully engaged. - ANNA GARCIA
MPA/HSA, Founder & President Lean In Latinas
"If you want someone to bring authenticity, energy, and overall positivity to your conference, Denise Soler Cox is your person!"
Director, Economic Inclusion
Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce
"I have worked with Denise Soler Cox twice now for both a U.S. based audience and global audience, and her message on inclusion and belonging rang true for all participants."
Senior Program Manager
"Inspiring, humbling, grounding and so full of hope."