Dr. Erika Powell is on a mission to improve how we experience ourselves, our colleagues, and our organizations at work. Fostering transformation in the workplace and creating cultures where employees thrive is at the heart of her work. For the past 18+ years, she has worked to create safe work environments where clients can learn about social identity, explore their differences, navigate strong emotions, move through intercultural conflict from a place of vulnerability and authenticity, and also take creative risks with each other while leveraging their innate curiosity. Dr. Powell has had the privilege of guiding clients through their DEIJ and Intercultural Communication journeys for a variety of sectors, including Financial Services, Manufacturing, Creative/Media/Entertainment, Engineering, Technology, Telecommunications, Transportation, and Health Care both domestically and abroad. She also serves as a lecturer at Sonoma State University’s MBA program, regularly teaching classes on leadership and innovation and also employee engagement & motivation. Bilingual in Spanish, Dr. Powell holds a doctorate in Instructional Technology & Design from the University of Virginia, and a MS.Ed in Intercultural Communication from the University of Pennsylvania, and a BA in Cultural Anthropology from Haverford College. She holds certifications in Learning Transfer from the Association for Talent Development and has received training in Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, and is a Certified Professional Diversity Coach. She is forever learning and is currently working towards a certification in Mindful Facilitation so that she can provide her clients with even more moments of cultural understanding and deep connection. Dr. Powell loves creating & facilitating learning, coaching, and teambuilding experiences that help stakeholders find common ground, discover their shared purpose, and that support them in experiencing unity, innovation, and connection.
CEO at The Powell Consulting Group