Michael Rolph

HE / HIM / HIS

  • Coach
  • Consultant
  • Speaker
  • Workshop Facilitator

Michael Rolph works with organizations and individuals to create an empowered and inclusive culture at work. As a Partner with the diversity, equity and inclusion agency New Sincerity, he builds trusting, resilient relationships that drive authentic change.

GUIDING PRINCIPLE

Working together we can create spaces where authentic relationships will grow, transforming people and organizations.

Authentic Leadership Business Leadership Collaboration and Team Trust Conscious Leadership Cultural Equity Cultural Transformation Diversity and Inclusion Workshops Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Emotional Intelligence and Empathy Equity Consciousness Human Potential Leading with Vulnerability Speakers Mental Health in Business Mindfulness Positive Psychology Coaches Purpose Consultants Servant Leadership Social Impact

Popular Talks

Building Empowered, Trusting Relationships

Michael’s North Star is creating healthy, authentic relationships at work. With enthusiasm that is contagious, Michael shows teams how they can connect, grow, connect and work better together. As a veteran of startups and demanding workplaces, his solutions are practical and engaging. Getting curious and being vulnerable builds trust and innovation into the workday. Designed and presented in collaboration with New Sincerity Partners.

Creating High-Impact DEI Programs and Experiences

Created especially for DEI practitioners, employee resource groups and HR leaders and active allies, this talk and workshop delivers innovative approaches to training – fresh experiences to learning and gathering that boost engagement. In a lively and collaborative style, Michael draws from his personal experience leading change within organizations, and collaborates with his Partners at New Sincerity.

Speaking, Workshops, Consulting, & Coaching

Workshops

Inclusive Leadership
In conversation with Partners at New Sincerity, Michael presents and models leadership that is empowered, vulnerable and inclusive. These engaging and spontaneous sessions inspire leaders and empower under-represented team members, resulting in stronger working relationships.

Coaching for DEI Practitioners
The challenge of working in DEI can’t be understated. Leveraging his background in mental health, C-level leadership and leading DEI initiatives, Michael’s executive coaching for DEI practitioners is both empowering and refreshing. Expect lots of active listening, vulnerability and compassion.

Creating High-Impact DEI programs and Experiences
Created especially for DEI practitioners, employee resource groups and HR leaders and active allies, this talk and workshop delivers innovative approaches to training – fresh experiences to learning and gathering that boost engagement. In a lively and collaborative style, Michael draws from both his personal experience leading change, and from the expertise of his Partners at the agency New Sincerity.

Coaching

As a certified multicultural career counselor (NCORE) and 22+ years of experience in corporate, and nonprofit workplaces, Michael works with private clients to build skills and uncover purpose and chart new paths forward.

Consulting

Michael’s North Star is creating healthy, authentic relationships at work. Expressed with an authentic sense of purpose, Michael and his Partners show leaders and teams how they can share power, connect, grow and work better together. As a veteran of startups and demanding workplaces, his solutions are collaborative and practical.

“Michael brought the company together around the opportunity of diversity, equity and inclusion – from the President to team leaders and junior engineers. There were skeptics, but he’s an effortless connector that builds trust. His DEI leadership inspired real change, all while he was serving as the CMO.”
– Senior Executive, New Context Cybersecurity

“Michael and the New Sincerity Partners bring a fresh approach to DEI work – together they’re going to move the needle.”
– Afam Agbodike, CEO & Founder, Lixy Technologies

“During a time of tremendous change and uncertainty, Michael offered a kind and gentle leadership that was appreciated and needed.”
– Jeffery Hookum, Worship Director & Canon Precentor, Grace Cathedral (Retired)

“You have made me brave.”
– Andree M, coaching client

"The New Sincerity Partners are going to move the needle."
— AFAM AGBODIKE

A diversity, equity and inclusion consultant, Michael Rolph brings empathy and innovation to DEI training, coaching and advising. Together in partnership with fellow equity and inclusion stakeholders, he reimagines the ways we do training, executive coaching, mentorship and leadership development. As a Partner with the New Sincerity agency, Michael works alongside leaders in DEI, HR and ERG’s to create and deliver training experiences that reduce suffering and bring measurable change. Simply put, he connects people.

Michael has a 20+ year career in tech, including Executive and Founder roles at CampusEngine, Jel and Wheel Media. He led internal and public-facing DEI projects and initiatives as the CMO at the cybersecurity startup New Context, and as the Director of Marketing and Communications at the nonprofit Grace Cathedral.

Michael studied Sociology and Black Studies at UC Santa Barbara, followed by graduate work with a dual specialization in clinical and career counseling. He has advised thousands of students and corporate recruiting partners while working in career development at UC Davis, where he earned his NCORE multicultural counseling certification.

Michael and the New Sincerity Partners approach DEI in a way that’s fresh and drives engagement.

Let’s collaborate to ensure a transformative experience.