Tanya M. Odom
Tanya M. Odom, Ed.M. is a global consultant, writer, coach, and diversity, equity, and inclusion and civil rights thought leader.
She has worked globally for over 20 years, in over 30 countries, as a consultant, coach, storyteller, and facilitator focusing on areas including: Diversity and Inclusion, Inclusive Leadership, Race/Racism, Challenging Conversations, Mindfulness, Coaching, Innovation and Creativity, Educational Equity, and Youth Empowerment/mentoring.
Tanya’s unique portfolio career has allowed her to work in the education, private sector/corporate, not-for-profit/NGO, law enforcement, and in university/college arenas.
She is the co-author of “Evaluation in the Field of Education for Democracy, Human Rights and Tolerance.” Tanya is a frequent contributor to the Huffington Post, where she has written posts about diversity, leadership, self-compassion, and mindfulness. Tanya also writes for cnn.com. Tanya’s work and commentary has also appeared in several publications including Diversity Woman Magazine, Bloomberg News, and The Village Voice.
Tanya was named by Diversity Best Practices as “A Diversity Thought Leader to Follow on Twitter.
Tanya has been trained as a coach by the Center for Creative Leadership and she is certified in the Hay Group’s Emotional and Social Competency Inventory. Tanya has also been trained in the Difficult Conversations methodology at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School.
As a mindfulness practitioner, Tanya weaves in mindfulness research and practice in her work with individuals and groups and connects it to leadership, teams, intentional inclusion, and the mitigating of unconscious bias.
Over the last 3 years, Tanya has spent a great deal of time globally facilitating sessions, and moderating panels focused on “Challenging Conversations,” where she has been creating spaces for honest and courageous dialogues and sharing.
Entrepreneur Magazine has featured Tanya as one of the “3 Women Entrepreneurs Who Unleash Their Energy for the Greater Good.”