"I wanted to express my gratitude for the wonderful experience you provided for the leaders at our company. I’ve heard from so many participants how appreciative they were of your approach to unconscious bias training. The information was presented in such an easy to understand way, and your fostering of a safe space to ask difficult questions enabled the participants to engage this important learning with an open mind and the confidence to examine their assumptions and explore new ideas.
The work you are doing is a blessing for so many, and I can already see the impact that your training will have to help our organization be better and do better in important ways. The participants are hungry for more, and I hope that we have the opportunity to partner with you in the future so that we can continue to learn and growth together."
SVP, Integrated Solutions-Continuum Clinical
"We retained Rick to help explain how unconscious bias affects our lawyers and the legal profession in general. Our expectations were met and exceeded. Rick's presentation stimulated a great dialogue and his use of real world examples gave many of us much to think about and digest. Thank you again Rick!"
Chair, OSHA Practice
"I have found Rick and his team to be true trusted advisors. He and his team consistently design solutions that make impact with strategic consultation and attention to what matters to clients. Rick was referred to me at a time I was seeking help for one of our global leaders. The team was expanding globally and we needed to ensure collaboration and productivity didn't suffer across the various countries, cultures and generations represented on the team. What we needed was a targeted yet soft skill behavioral solution. And we were very demanding - primarily because of my stakeholder's skepticism in "soft" solutions. Rick's consultation and his team approached our needs with a level of care and expertise that made us feel heard and proved we were right to bring in his external expertise. The team who experienced Rick and his team spoke highly of the transformation they experienced and requested that we bring Rick and his team on to do more. It was a fair question which is why I've continued to use Rick Harris and his firm in an expanded way to enhance team synergy, help emerging leaders and create more collaborative team execution across our firm.
Rick is such a credible leader and partner. Our firm is very demanding in the quality we expect and does not bring on external partners without heavy scrutiny. Rick Harris and his team execute flawlessly every time and provide a service that has remained unmatched. It is my absolute pleasure to recommend Rick Harris to any firm, organization or leader who is looking for real organizational solutions that can transform individuals and optimize business cultures."
Talent & Organizational Leader
"Rick and his team were fantastic! They are well versed in the subject matter, and are able to bring material to life for the participants by giving real world examples from their personal and professional experiences. We will definitely work with them again."
Vice President Global Nutrition-Specialty Pharmaceuticals
Fortune 500 Healthcare Company
"I don't know what I would have done without Rick and his team! I have engaged RJ Harris & Associates on several projects, the latest being the development of a comprehensive diversity and inclusion strategy for our enterprise which consists of the corporate headquarters and four (4) individual operating companies. As a consultant, Rick is fair, thoughtful, flexible and always delivers exactly what he commits to. He and his associates far exceeded our expectations. Rick's professionalism, strategic ability, vast corporate experience and passion for the work make him an excellent partner and trusted advisor. His expertise and work product is worth every penny and more. I will continue to leverage Rick and his team and highly recommend them!"
Human Resources Business Partner
Multibillion Dollar Manufacturing Company
"I have developed a deep respect and admiration for Rick and consider him to be a trusted advisor. His assistance and support working with a city task force proved to be invaluable. Rick offers expertise, professionalism, honesty, and a strategic mindset to accomplish successful outcomes. I personally and professionally recommend his services without hesitation and will continue to utilize his expertise."
The Honorable Leon Rockingham
Mayor of North Chicago, Illinois
"We have engaged RJ Harris and Associates to support a number of initiatives critical to Exelon's Diversity and Inclusion Training Strategy. Because of their thorough and strategic approach, our existing training programs have been significantly improved and new training has been developed. They have demonstrated the ability to meet a variety of our needs, including training design, facilitation and train the trainer sessions, in a timely, effective and economical manner. I highly recommend RJ Harris and Associates for companies that are looking for an experienced and credible partner to help them meet their Diversity and Inclusion needs."
Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion
"I have worked to support and develop employees for 20 years and have never been more impressed than I am with Rick Harris and his team. RJ Harris and Associates were very adept at understanding our needs and goals and used their knowledge and talent to devise a thoughtful and thorough training experience for my team. The sessions were engaging, collaborative, thought provoking and dare I say, fun! We thoroughly enjoyed working with Rick and Erika and look forward to future collaborations."
Dean of Enrollment Services
Illinois Community College
"RJ Harris & Associates is an amazing business partner! They were able to quickly assess a wide range of employee personality styles, and gain an in depth understanding of our company in short order. The customized education RJ Harris & Associates developed resulted in strengthening our ongoing commitment to building a diverse and inclusive culture. I would recommend RJ Harris & Associates without hesitation for any organization looking for expertise in Diversity & Inclusion. Their customer service and attention is second to none."
Rose Mary Colella-Seavey
Human Resources Manager
"RJ Harris & Associates conducted Cultural Sensitivity & Community Policing sessions for my entire force of approximately 150 officers and dispatchers. This class was outstanding and one of the better ones I've attended in 23+ years of policing!"
Chief of Police
Waukegan Police Department
"As prosecutors, we have an incredible amount of discretion. Additionally, my staff deals with the public on a daily basis. It is paramount that we are aware of implicit bias and making sure that we do not allow that to creep into our decision-making. To this end, I partnered with RJ Harris & Associates to develop and deliver an implicit bias workshop for my team. This is, hands down, the best training we have ever done. My entire office went through this program and I heard nothing but positive feedback. Some of my folks were a bit skeptical going in, but came out full of energy and a new perspective. We look forward to future workshops and continuing our partnership with Rick and his team."
Mike G. Nerheim
Lake County State's Attorney