Dr. Placida Gallegos has been an organization development consultant and executive coach for the past 30 years engaged in supporting diverse individuals, groups and organizations in thriving and achieving optimal outcomes. Her work spans a wide range of industries including corporations, non-profits, educational institutions and governmental agencies. She has also spent her career in academia and organizations working to create healthier, more inclusive cultures where people can contribute their individual and cultural strengths. Dr.Gallegos serves on the faculty of the School of Human and Organization Development within Fielding Graduate University, where she offers seminars, consults with graduate students and supervises research projects that range from human development, organizational inclusion to global initiatives designed to impact under-resourced segments of the population. Recent publications include a chapter in “Diversity at Work: The Practice of Inclusion” entitled “The Work of Inclusive Leadership: Fostering Authentic Relationships, Modeling Courage and Humility“ and a chapter co-authored with Ilene Wasserman in “The NTL Handbook of Organization Development and Change” entitled “Diversity and Inclusion in Organizational Practice.”
As a researcher, consultant and coach, Dr. Gallegos has emphasized organizational high performance, leadership development, cultural assessment and strategic change initiatives. Dr. Gallegos designs and conducts workshops, presentations and interventions based on sound assessment practices and customization to fit the clients’ needs and goals. Rather than emphasize an “expert” model when working with leaders, she operates on the philosophy of true partnership where the client organization or individuals are fully engaged in each step of the change effort.