Latise Hairston, Ph.D., PCC, CDP, CCMP

Principal Consultant


Dr. Hairston is a Principal Consultant with the firm. Latise is a certified and experienced Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategist respected for delivering a consistent creative vision based on data-driven decision-making. She has a proven track record of effectively designing and managing large-scale culture transformation projects overseeing the entire implementation cycle, including within a multi-billion-dollar hospitality company. Latise has served as the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in a global organization in over thirty countries. She creates workplaces where people are seen, heard, and valued through collaborative practices.

Aside from her work with the firm, Latise serves as the CEO and Chief Impact Officer of HOPE Consulting, specializing in diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. A key focus area is on healing justice- healing from the trauma of racism while interrogating systems of oppression. Additionally, she serves as an adjunct faculty at Medaille College and Fielding University.

Latise holds an M.S. in Counseling and Human Services, M.S. in Creativity and Change Leadership, and a Ph.D. in Leadership and Policy (with a concentration in Organizational Behavior and Development). Her work integrates the latest in neuroscience, organizational behavior, trauma, change management theory, somatic practices, and social and healing justice. She is deeply committed to exploring social responsibility, transformational leadership, transition and change, cultural fluency, and wellness with her clients.

Relevant Certifications:

  • Prosci Certified Practitioner
  • Certified Change Management Professional
  • Certified Facilitator, Engaging in Bold, Inclusive Conversations
  • Intercultural Development Inventory Qualified Administrator
  • Certified Contemplating 400 Years of Inequality Facilitator Training Levels I-III
  • Certified Diversity Professional
  • Certified Restorative Justice Circle & Conference Facilitator
  • Professional Certified Coach
  • Neuro-Linguistic Programming Certified Holistic Coach
  • Hogan Assessment Level 1 & 2 Certification
  • Certified DISC Behavioral Analysis Trainer & Consultant
  • FourSight Certified Facilitator


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