Rhodes Perry, LGBTQ Thought Leader

Rhodes Perry

HE / HIM / HIS

  • Consultant
  • Speaker
  • Workshop Facilitator

Rhodes Perry is a nationally recognized LGBTQ+ thought leader, keynote speaker, best-selling author, and award-winning social entrepreneur. He serves as the CEO of a leadership and management consulting firm helping visionaries and change makers build psychological safety, trust, and belonging at work.

GUIDING PRINCIPLE

To build belonging at work, center those least likely to feel psychologically safe.

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Popular Talks

Building Belonging at Work: Everyday Actions You Can Take to Cultivate Safety & Trust

Helping leaders learn simple actions they can take to build a greater sense of psychological safety and trust, the belonging building blocks. Leaders will leave this workshop empower their inclusive leadership skills to the next level.

Leading Inclusively During Uncertain Times

This session allows leaders to self-assess some of the six inclusive leadership traits they already possess as well as to identify those leadership traits they can strengthen.

Building Gender Inclusive Workplaces

Helps leaders learn why the future of work will become increasingly nonbinary, and what they can do to prepare today. Leaders will gain cutting edge inclusion strategies empowering them to take their gender inclusion commitments to the next level.

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Speaking, Consulting, & Workshops

Consulting
Established in 2015, Rhodes Perry Consulting (RPC) helps leaders, visionaries and change agents build psychological safety, trust, and belonging at work. The firm offers leadership development, strategic planning, capacity building, and change management solutions to advance an organization’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) commitments. Each consultation the firm delivers incorporates an intersectional and systemic approach helping nonprofits, government agencies and corporations achieve transformative and sustainable culture change with a demonstrated record of success.

Workshops

Building Belonging at Work: Everyday Actions You Can Take to Cultivate Safety & Trust

A workshop helping leaders learn simple actions they can take to build a greater sense of psychological safety and trust, the belonging building blocks. Leaders will leave this workshop empower their inclusive leadership skills to the next level.

Leading Inclusively During Uncertain Times

This session allows leaders to self-assess some of the six inclusive leadership traits they already possess as well as to identify those leadership traits they can strengthen. This workshop offers time to practice inclusive leadership skills and make commitments to develop them after the workshop.

Building Gender Inclusive Workplaces

This workshop helps leaders learn why the future of work will become increasingly nonbinary, and what they can do to prepare today. Leaders will gain cutting edge inclusion strategies empowering them to take their gender inclusion commitments to the next level.

“Rhodes, I’m not sure if you know it, but you’ve become quite a superstar at Hannaford. Since your powerful keynote, our team has been using your book as the primary tool for advancing various aspects of belonging at work and conversation about DEI in general. Thanks so much for the impact you have made on our organization!”
— Tony Giampetruzzi, Hannaford Supermarkets

“YAHOO!! Your offered an incredible presentation today!!! Such powerful insights, and I’m so happy there’s excitement to now look at how to make all of these incredible ideas manifest in the years to come. Thank you for your DEI leadership!”
— Autumn Wylder, PMP, Genentech, Inc. A Member of the Roche Group

“As a relatively new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity practitioner for our Community, and after attending numerous Zoom sessions, workshops, and conferences, I wanted to send a quick note of gratitude. I am grateful for having had the opportunity to share space with you as you brought a level of authenticity and vulnerability that would make even Brenee’ Brown proud. I have shared how incredible the session was and some of the framework that you provided on the tiers of being a gender-inclusive Community.”
— Tyrone Powell (he/him/his), Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity, Windward School

“Thank you for creating the Belonging at Work Summit! For some reason, my spirit takes you in. There’s something special about the way you’ve done these interviews these past five days. You have a way of connecting with people you are interviewing and those of us watching. Thank you for opening my eyes and heart to truly appreciate the diversity all around me. It’s good to be in a place where you can speak and live your truth or on your way to speaking and living your truth. Keep up the excellent DEI leadership, and I look forward my continued life-long learning.”
— Ann Marie Harvey, UC Berkeley

“Having facilitated and participated in so many DEI trainings and workshops this year, his work stands out amongst all. I recommend the Belonging at Work Community to anyone and everyone, who will listen. [Rhodes Perry is] a DEI champion.”
— ANGELA KING-JONES, Make a Wish Foundation

Rhodes Perry (he/him) is a best-selling author, sought-after keynote speaker, and an award-winning social entrepreneur.

Nationally recognized as a LGBTQ+ thought leader, he has 20 years of leadership experience, having worked at the White House, the Department of Justice, and PFLAG National.

Media outlets like Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and the Associated Press have featured his powerful work as a diversity, equity, and inclusion strategist.

He serves as the CEO of Rhodes Perry Consulting, a national leadership and management consulting firm helping visionaries and change makers build psychological safety, trust, and belonging at work. Rhodes’ team partners with leading brands including Genentech, PNC Bank, and Kelloggs along with government agencies like the Department of Health & Human Services, the Department of Interior and larger nonprofits including the Human Rights Campaign and the Center for the Study of Social Policy.

Together, the firm co-creates transformative solutions building sustainable culture change centering those least likely to feel a strong sense of safety and trust on the job. The firm specializes in executive coaching, leadership development, DEI capacity building and strategic planning solutions.

Rhodes also created the Belonging at Work Summit, an annual virtual conference empowering DEI practitioners, ERG, and DEI Committee members to build community, gain new skills, and recommit to building healthier workplace cultures. Rhodes earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Gender Studies from the University of Notre Dame, and a Master of Public Administration from New York University. He currently serves on the National LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce’s Transgender Inclusion Task Force and on the Cascade AIDS Project’s Board of Directors.

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