Glenn E. Singleton


  • Coach
  • Consultant
  • Speaker
  • Workshop Facilitator

Author, thought leader, and strategist, Glenn Singleton is a racial equity expert and is Founder and CEO of Courageous Conversation®, an agency that guides leadership development in education, government, corporation, law enforcement, and community organizing. He is the award-winning author of “Courageous Conversations About Race; A Field Guide for Achieving Equity in Schools.”


To engage in sustained partnerships with our clients that center on training, coaching and consulting to transform beliefs, behaviors and results so people of all races can achieve at their highest levels and live their most empowered and powerful lives.

Workshops, Consulting & Coaching


We offer a variety of seminars for our clients to partake in throughout the year on various topics. Announcements regarding our programming are made available on our Events page.

In addition to our scheduled programming, we also offer customized seminars for clients interested in more specific areas related to racial inequity, such as: racial inequities in education, corporate work environments, faith-based organizations or local structures such as city-level government.


Consultation work is meant to build upon the progress made during CCAR to launch professional and organizational change.

This service provides us the opportunity to navigate any predictable and emerging resistance alongside you, while redesigning practices and policies to create a more racially equitable, diverse and inclusive space for your company or organization.

This service is also available on a case-by-case basis to clients who may be seeking help with unique situations that require more nuance.


This service is ideal for entities that are trying to navigate through a current, internal issue or concern within their organization. Courageous Conversation® serves as their partner in helping to identify standards for equitable solutions as well as existing areas of interrogation that they may not have considered.

Structure of this service is highly dependent on the unique circumstance of the client. Frequency of coaching sessions and expected goals are developed in collaboration with each client at the start of the coaching relationship.

“The impact of the training is of such magnitude that we have to prioritize the importance of the city providing access and support to expand the training across the Austin community.”
– Steve Adler, Mayor, Austin, TX

“The work Glenn is doing through Courageous Conversation About Race will stir you intellectually and move your personal beliefs beyond what you knew possible. This is the first approach I’ve seen that moves everyone along on their journey based on where they are personally first.”
– Keisha Jean-Baptiste, SVP & Chief Talent Officer, Hearst Magazines

"The work we do with Courageous Conversation was, is and has been one of the most crucial and positive cultural and business-changing work we have ever done at Droga5."

Glenn Singleton has devoted over thirty years to constructing racial equity worldwide and developing leaders to do the same. Author, thought leader, and strategist, he is the creator of Courageous Conversation®, a protocol and framework for sustained, deepened dialogue, and Beyond Diversity™, the curriculum that has taught hundreds of thousands of people how to use it. Glenn is the Founder and CEO of Courageous Conversation®, an agency that guides leadership development in education, government, corporation, law enforcement, and community organizing. He is the award-winning author of Courageous Conversations About Race; A Field Guide for Achieving Equity in Schools, Third Edition; and of MORE Courageous Conversations About Race.

Glenn has consulted executives at Wieden + Kennedy (W+K) Advertising, Google, Amazon, Procter & Gamble, the New York Department of Education, the New Zealand Ministry of Education, Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library, and the Bill & Melinda Gates foundations. Along with W+K, he received the 2017 Most Valuable Partnership (MVP) Award by AdColor. He is the recipient of the George A. Coleman Excellence in Equity Award by the Connecticut State Education Resource Center. Cited in the June 2018 edition of the Hollywood Reporter for his work with 21st Century Fox Animation, most recently, Glenn was awarded the AdWeek/AdColor 2020 Champion Award, the 2021 Ad Age Creativity Awards Diversity & Inclusion Champion of the Year, a National Speech and Debate Association Communicator of the Year Award. In 1995, Glenn founded the Foundation for A College Education and continues to serve on its Board of Advisors.

He is also the founder and Board Chair of the Courageous Conversation® Global Foundation, which develops partnerships to promote racial justice, interracial understanding, and human healing worldwide. In 2020, Glenn became a Partner with WorkWider, a professional community dedicated to the advancement of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. In 2022, Glenn founded Glenn Singleton & Associates, a consulting firm that will pioneer the support and training for executive leadership to advance their racial equity agenda throughout their organizations and beyond.

Glenn has trained law enforcement leaders with the U.S. Embassy in Western Australia and established the Courageous Conversation® South Pacific Institute in Auckland, New Zealand. For eight years, he served as an adjunct professor of educational leadership at San Jose State University. Glenn has been a guest lecturer at Harvard University and has instructed faculty, students, and administrators at the University of Minnesota, New York University School of Medicine, and the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Stanford University, Glenn Singleton is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and 100 Black Men. Glenn currently resides in Washington, D.C., @courageousdove444 @GlennE.Singleton and Accra, Ghana.

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