Press Citations and Published Articles

Key Feature Articles:

TOPIC – My Journey as an Empowered Entrepreneur Seeking to Make a Difference. Forbes article about my DEI consulting business! I am thrilled that the prestigious Forbes magazine interviewed me and published this article “Starting a DEI Consulting Firm for His Second Act.”  I got to share a lot about my motivation to start this business and some of the highlights of this journey.

TOPIC – Talent Development and Retention: This article from ZipRecruiter, “Q&A: How to Attract & Retain Top Talent With Career Mapping” by Rachel Dotson is an in-depth article about my innovative Total Engagement Career Mapping process which companies and organizations can execute to engage employees in organization-specific long range career planning.

TOPIC – Personal Journey / Early Retirement: In “Tales of Early Retirement – Paths 3 People Took” on US News and World Report Online, I was one of three stories featured, with the tag line “Keeping the Fun and Throwing Away the Obligations.” I discuss how I prepared for early retirement and am now enjoying running my part time consulting practice while developing other interests.


TOPIC – Veterans Diversity.  I am quoted several times in this new workplace culture article from Nectar HR, “How To Support Veterans In The Workplace With 8 Thoughtful Strategies.”

TOPIC – Career / Working Life. I am quoted in this article “Rise of the semi-retired life,” sharing about moving from 50-hour work weeks at IBM to 25 – 35 hour work weeks running a business I am passionate about.

TOPIC – My Philanthropic Work / LGBTQ Diversity.  In a published interview with Rev. Pat Bumgardner, long time senior pastor of Metropolitan Community of New York, she spoke about the social justice work of the church and included a discussion of their collaborating with me in my community work in Kenya with a focus on oppressed sexual minorities.


TOPIC – General Diversity. I am quoted a few times in this article, “Tech layoffs disproportionately affect marginalized communities.”

TOPIC – LGBTQ Diversity. I am honored to have been included in this “logo com” article “26 LGBTQ+ Founders And CEOs On How To Succeed As An Entrepreneur In The LGBTQ+ Community.” I am LGBTQ+ entrepreneur #6.

TOPIC – Diversity and Leadership. I am one of 13 industry consultants providing input into this Grit Daily online article discussing the challenges of achieving leadership diversity. I discuss the importance of engaging senior leadership in diversity and getting them to understand DEI as a truly strategic imperative.

TOPIC – General HR. I provide a short quote in this recent online article, “What’s the Best Ways To Present HR Analytics? 15+ Expert Tips.”


TOPIC – Recruiting. I am quoted toward the end of this comprehensive Zety Blog post on “perfect recruiting” about the unacceptable action of some recruiters “ghosting”, i.e. never communicating after an interview, with applicants.

TOPIC – General Workplace. I am the 4th of the 15 “experts” sharing my advice in this online article “How to Deal with a Coworker Who is Trying to Get You Fired.”  Lots of practical advice in this article!

TOPIC – LGBTQ Diversity. North Carolina Senate Bill 19, known as the “Parents’ Bill of Rights,” is advancing through the North Carolina legislature. It is basically modeled after Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” Law.  I was featured on our local evening news February 2 commenting on the economic and personal impact of such a law.  Link to the newscast clip and accompanying article. 


TOPIC – General Business / Elon Musk. I am one of the handful of HR leaders and consultants quoted in this HRD – Human Resources Director article, “If you were Twitter’s HR director, what would you do right now?”

TOPIC – General HR / Job Sharing.  I am quoted in this new online article about the benefits of the job sharing model where two people work part time to fill one position. Link to the English translation of this Chinese article.

TOPIC – Mental Health at Work. In “You don’t need to put up with a job or supervisor impacting your mental health,” I am quoted providing practical advice on what to do if your manager or HR department fail to address the mental health impacts of your job.


TOPIC – Personal / Figure Skating.  The University of Chicago Alumni quarterly magazine included a small article about my winning a gold medal at US Adult Nationals in April with my emotional “Stanger in Paradise” program. Link to the “Alumni in the News” page.

TOPIC – Career.  My advice was included in this online article on “How to Stand Out (In a Good Way) at Your Next Company Meeting.”

TOPIC – Career / Personal.  As an entrepreneur in my “encore career,” I am one of the 11 people profiled in this article, “30-hour work week: 11 unique schedules to try.” Mine is titled “Passion First” sharing about how I schedule my work week around my passion of training as an adult competitive figure skater.

TOPIC – Employee Retention / Career Development.  I am quoted in this very long but practical article about employee retention strategies. I offer a quote about investing in employee career development programs in the first tactic of 20 offered in the article.


TOPIC – LGBTQ+ Business.  I am so pleased that I am featured in this Yahoo GOBankingRates Pride Month article “8 LGBTQ-owned businesses to support.” They rounded up eight LGBTQ+ owned businesses (including mine!) with incredible startup stories and missions we strive to live out each and every day.

TOPIC – Careers.  I am featured offering one of the careers in the new online article, “10 careers to start at 40” … naturally I recommend consulting as an ideal career to start later in life.

TOPIC – Careers.  I am quoted and provide some sound advice based on my own situation in this new online article called “How to satisfy entrepreneurial urges while working for someone else.”

TOPIC – General HR Management.  I provide a hard-hitting quote in this new online “Human Resources Director” article on how HR should handle employee involvement in insurrection, riots and protests.

TOPIC – LGBTQ+ Diversity.  In April, I provided a 2-hour LGBTQ+ diversity training to the staff and faculty of Salus University in Pennsylvania, and then they published this cool article about it!

TOPIC – Careers.  I am the featured career consultant providing “expert advice” on tips for job seekers analyzing relocation options in this detailed article from Moneygeek, “The Top US Cities for Job Seekers.”


TOPIC – Recruiting and Career. I am quoted twice in this new online article, “If the Great Resignation is Real, Why Is It So Hard to Find a Job?” Useful content for people looking for work AND organizations looking for people.

TOPIC – Recruiting.  I am one of 5 industry consultants who offered 5 ideas for this article on #1 Tips for Hiring Top Talent. I offered tip 3 – focusing on inclusive hiring practices to attract diverse talent.  Note – consulting and training around inclusive recruiting is one of my specialty areas.

TOPIC – Career and Work / Life Balance. I am quoted in this online article that addresses work-life balance while progressing in your career: “When newly minted supervisors want to take a step back.”


TOPIC – Diversity / Unconscious Bias. I am quoted in this new online article “4 Signs You Might Be More Ageist Than You Think” talking about addressing all forms of unconscious bias.

TOPIC – LGBTQ Diversity. I am one of the featured experts in this resource “LGBTQ+ Financial Support and Resources” answering the question, “What financial issues do you think are the biggest concern for LGBTQ+ Individuals?”


TOPIC – Diversity / Unconscious Bias.  A very comprehensive article – “Unconscious Bias in the Work Place: What It Is and How to Reduce It.” I am quoted several times in the section on Requiring Unconscious Bias Training.

TOPIC – General Diversity.  I am one of the featured diversity consultants quoted several times in this article “How Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Practices Make Businesses Better” published in Massage Magazine. Though the magazine is targeted for massage therapists, this article can be very useful for any business, large and small.

TOPIC – General HR.  I am one of 4 consultants who contributed to this very practical article “4 Ways to Protect Whistleblowers from Retaliation” dealing with this very important HR issue.

Topic – Career.  I am featured in this new Kiplinger article “Build a Career as a Consultant in Retirement.”


TOPIC – Transgender Diversity.  Here is a comprehensive resource from Moneygeek on Financing and Support for Gender Confirmation Surgery, and then toward the end of the article, I am featured as “expert insight” to answer the question, “What steps should trans, nonbinary and gender non-conforming employees take when navigating health insurance coverage for gender confirmation surgery?”

TOPIC – Diversity Marketing.  I am the one person actually quoted in this very short article, “How to create inclusivity within your sales and customer success teams.”

TOPIC – Career Development.  I provide insight on career development programs in this comprehensive online resource on Employee Retention Strategies for 2021.

TOPIC – LGBTQ Diversity. My participation on a diversity panel and past presentation of a workshop on gender identity is featured in this article on the Center for Automotive Diversity and Inclusion’s (CADIA) work within the automotive industry.


TOPIC – Professional Development. I am one of about 25 contributors to this article on how to improve your attention to detail at work. My section is subtitled “Know Yourself.”

TOPIC – LGBTQ Diversity.  I am quoted in this article – Avoiding LGBTQ hiring bias: 5 tips

TOPIC – Career Development.  In this printed interview with “Resume Cats,” I provide some insight into my own career development, and provide career, job hunting and resume advice.

TOPIC – General Business / Entrepreneurship.  In “The Power of Flexibility; How I Was Able to Pivot to a New Exciting Opportunity Because of the Pandemic” I discuss many aspects of growing my diversity consulting and training business and how I was able to take all of my work into the virtual environment, as well as many other insights on professional growth and success.

TOPIC – Generational Diversity. I am quoted – having provided tip #2 in this new online article “5 Tips for Understanding Multigenerational Coworkers”


TOPIC – Diversity Training: Yes, one of my main areas of services is providing impactful diversity, equity and inclusion training for employees, managers and executives, including a deep expertise in unconscious bias.  I am quoted once in this quite long but very practical article “Creating a Diversity and Inclusion Training Program.” I do enjoy creating and delivering impactful DEI training!


TOPIC – Talent Development: I am quoted in the “Best Practices” section in this article on the value of career pathing to both organizations and the employees. Please do remember that in addition to diversity consulting and training, I provide my innovative career mapping offering for companies who want to engage their employees in company-specific long term career growth.

TOPIC – Diversity and Recruiting: In this “Monster” article “Hiring for jobs created by COVID-19,” I am quoted about having an eye on diversity since these front-line jobs frequently interact with very diverse customers and clients.

TOPIC – Diversity and Professional Development: I provide the 4th tip in this article “The Best Way To Handle Work Emails While You’re On Vacation, According to 12 Experts which addresses the diversity issue that managers often expect female employees to be “like mothers” and handle things 24 -7 for work, even while on vacation.


TOPIC – General Management: I am quoted twice in this Rasmussen College article What is People Management? An Introduction for Aspiring HR Pros.”

TOPIC – General Business:  This article on the “real leaders” website profiles how 66 business leaders are turning the current COVID-19 pandemic downturn into an opportunity. I am profiled as number 45.

TOPIC – General Management: Lots of practical truth in this article, “How to hire a bad boss.” I am the first testimonial featured in this article on what NOT to look for in hiring managers.

TOPIC – Talent Management: In this commercial article from Mercer / Metl on Succession Planning, I share a few qualities of success to look for in people when doing this planning

TOPIC – Career: “Build a career as a consultant in retirement,” begins with a little bit of my own story starting Total Engagement Consulting after 31 years with IBM.


TOPIC – General HR: In “The 10 Biggest Challenges in HR Today” on the Wonderlic employee wellness site, I offer the 6th challenge, encouraging investment in talent development.

TOPIC – General HR: I am quoted once in this monster article “How to take a personal day” about the benefits of employees taking time off.

TOPIC – Management / Leadership: I am quoted twice in this resource for new managers, “The New Manager’s 90-Day Plan” from Lattice, a provider of HR resources.

TOPIC – Generational Diversity: Here is a “Dropbox” featured article titled, “How businesses can benefit from age diversity.” I am the featured interviewee (particularly at the beginning and the end of this article); it ties in my figure skating as well as my long prior career at IBM.

TOPIC – General HR: In this article “5 Key Areas Where You Should Be Tracking HR Metrics,” I contribute the 5th metric – Diversity Hires in Customer-Impact Positions.

TOPIC – Generational Diversity: Bias against older workers is very common. This article, “4 signs you might be more ageist that you think,” from Fast Company (in which I am quoted) provides some telltale signs that you or your organization aren’t as bias-free as you might like to think.

TOPIC – General Professional Skills: I am the 4th contributor out of 15 is this interesting article, “How to deal with a coworker who is trying to get you fired.” I do hope none of us have to experience this!

4Q / 2019:

TOPIC – Overall Diversity: I provide the closing summary paragraphs at the end of this new online article about why professionals seek employers that value a diverse workforce.

TOPIC – Career Development: About two dozen career development consultants and coaches including me offer a diverse set of useful tips in this article “What to do if you do not know what career path to choose.”

TOPIC – General Professional Skills: I am one of about a dozen consultants who offer tips in this resourceful article titled “How to Improve Your Attention to Detail at Work.”

TOPIC – Overall Diversity:  I provide one quote in this comprehensive article on creating a diversity and inclusion training program within the first main point, “Develop an understanding of diversity and inclusion training.”

TOPIC – Career / Retirement:  I provide two quotes for this Glassdoor article, “How to Retire by 45: Early Retirees Weigh in.”  Yes, I did indeed retire from full time work in 2010, and am running my business part time.

TOPIC – Overall Diversity: I provide one short quote in this article that provides an excellent overview of Diversity Management in the Workplace. Article discusses what it is, how companies should approach it and the changing face of business in relation to diversity.

3Q / 2019:

TOPIC – Career: I am extensively quoted in this “Careers Now” article about the value of taking short-term low paying jobs to gain valuable experience. Link to: Short-term work helps you gain valuable job experience.

TOPIC – General HR Management: I am one of a handful of consultants quoted multiple times in this useful and practical article targeted at HR professionals who prepare and give presentations, “HR Presentation Tips You Need to Know.”

TOPIC – Entrepreneurship: Wow! Carol Roth of Business Unplugged collected “Best Motivational Tips from Entrepreneurs” from 151 if us. Get inspired, read them all … I offer tip 48.

TOPIC – Career: I provide the opening quote in this People HR blog article, “How HR can deal with a stubborn boss.”

TOPIC – Career: In this “Yahoo Finance” online article “21 Tips to Climb the Career Ladder,” I provide tips 12 and 13.

TOPIC – Career: I am quoted and provide a paragraph toward the end of this article, “How to handle a pay cut” on the Monster website.

2Q / 2019:

TOPIC – LGBTQ Diversity: In this new online article, “Glassdoor Study Finds LGBTQ Harassment Pervasive in the Workplace,” I provide advice on what to do if you face discrimination, and provide the signs to look for to see if your employer is LGBTQ inclusive.

TOPIC – Diversity in Public Relations: As a diversity consultant, I offer two of the tips in this article, “8 Expert Tips on Diversity and Inclusion in Public Relations.”

TOPIC – Workplace / Generational Diversity: I provide the main interview for this article “How to control your rage when your boss is half you age” about how to manage and be managed in a cross-generational environment.

TOPIC – Generational Diversity / Ageism: I am a quoted contributor to this valuable online article, “How to Deal with Age Discrimination at Work,” particularly the points on slides 3 and 21.

TOPIC – Generational Diversity / Ageism: In this new Kununu workplace blog article “10 Career Experts Share Today’s Most Common Career Challenges,” I discuss ageism in the workplace.

1Q / 2019:

TOPIC – Management / Leadership: I am quoted in this article on the Career Intelligence website – Stepping Into Leadership: How to succeed as a new supervisor or manager. It covers a lot of common mistakes new managers make leading diverse teams.

TOPIC – Diversity and Careers: I am one of three diverse professionals profiled in this AZY / JPMorgan Chase new story entitled “Embracing Your Difference Can Help Advance Your Career.” I speak about my time at IBM as their LGBT diversity manager.

TOPIC – General Management: I offer the third tip in this new online article, “How to Let an Employee Go: 11 Tips from Leading Entrepreneurs.”

TOPIC – General Diversity: I provide the lead off consultant quote in this new article on the OZY business news site called “Leading by Example: How to Increase Diversity in Tech.”

TOPIC – Career Management: I am the one consultant who is quoted in this short “Careers Now” article, “How to approach the topic of a raise.” I talk about the importance of demonstrating tangible results in your work, as well as evaluating what you really want out of a job if you are unable to secure a raise.

TOPIC – Career Management: I am quoted in this recent article “Is it time for a career change – and what to do if it is.” Down toward the bottom of the article is a headline “10 Tips on Changing Careers from the Experts.” You need to click ahead to the 4th screen in that section. I speak about aligning your career with your passions and focusing on your transferable skills.

TOPIC – Employee Engagement: A new article on the Fit Small Business website offers 26 recommendations from the pros to engage and retain good employees though effective new employee orientation. I offer tip #19.

TOPIC – Career Management: I am extensively quoted in this new Monster website article, “Three steps to kick-starting your career without selling out.”

4Q / 2018:

TOPIC – Career Advice: In “Top Tips to Handle a Performance Review with a Hostile Boss,” part of the Ivy Exec’s Promotion and Performance Series, I share advice and some personal experience.

TOPIC – Career Advice: In the recent online article “21 Tips to Climb the Career Ladder,” I contributed tips 12 and 13 – about volunteering to take on extra tasks and taking risks.

TOPIC – Small Business: For Thanksgiving this year, I was featured in blogger Carol Roth’s “Business Unplugged” online column on what small business are thankful for this Thanksgiving. I am number 86 of the 105 included businesses.

TOPIC – Diversity & Career / Ageism: I am quoted twice as a diversity and career engagement consultant in the Zenefits website article, “Even as Labor Market Tightens, Experts Say Ageism Holding Small Businesses Back.” This is both an important diversity and talent issue!

TOPIC – Diversity (Women): I am one of the 10 consultants who offered solutions in the FairyGodBoss article “More Than 2/3rds of Women Feel Bullied by Female Colleagues – Here’s How to Stop it.”

3Q / 2018:

TOPIC – Small Business / Sales: Fit Small Business Online reached out to 25 sales professionals and entrepreneurs across several industries and asked them to share their most successful selling techniques, and mine was included – “Top 25 Sales Techniques from the Pros,” I am #7.

TOPIC – Career Advice: I am one of the career experts included in this extensive useful online article, “What career is right for me? (with advice from career experts.)” I contributed much of the content to the third point in the article.

TOPIC – Career / Entrepreneurship: I am one of 70 contributors to this article “Experts Weigh In: Entrepreneurial Advice for College Students” looking to start off as entrepreneurs instead of going the corporate route. I am number 63.

TOPIC – Career Advice: I am one of the management / career consultants quoted in this Monster website career advice article, “How to stand out (in a good way) at your next company meeting.”

2Q / 2018:

TOPIC – Overall Diversity: Men increasingly care about work-life balance. I am one of three consultants who contributed to this current article that discusses the importance of considering not only women, but men and work-life balance when recruiting to build a diverse workforce. Link to “Squashing this work-life balance stereotype will improve your recruiting process” on the Spark Hire website.

TOPIC – Diversity Recruiting: I am quoted in this SHRM (Society for Human Resource Mgt) article, “How to Avoid Beauty Bias When Hiring.” I offer up some tips on avoiding subconscious bias in the recruiting process.

TOPIC – Overall Diversity: I offer the opening quote in the article full of practical advice, “Why increasing the diversity of your sales team improves your bottom line.”

TOPIC – Entrepreneurship: I am featured as a “Work-At-Home” Success Profile on the Work At Home Success website! Read the short interview in “Learn How Stan Kimer Turned His Career Expertise Into a Thriving Consulting Business from Home.”

TOPIC – Diversity / Benefits: As a small business owner, a diversity consultant, and a member of North Carolina Cares Family Coalition, I am pleased to have been quoted three times in this article, “Reduce Turnover, Improve Diversity: Why Your Company Needs a Paid Parental Leave Policy.”

TOPIC – LGBT Diversity: My blog, “Five Key Messages on the Importance of Out Gay Olympic Athletes” was republished in the early April edition of qnotes, North Carolina’s bi-weekly LGBT newspaper. Link to the qnotes version.

TOPIC – Leadership: I am included in this article titled “Can Remote Leaders Be Inspiring?” on the “conference call .com” website. It includes several tips on how to be an excellent leader of remote and virtual teams.

TOPIC – Career: I am one of the HR career experts / consultants included in this recent kununu insights blog “10 Career Experts Share Today’s Most Common Career Challenges.” The 10 career challenges are quite interesting and diverse!

1Q / 2018:

TOPIC – International Business: I am one of the HR / Diversity Consultants quoted in this new useful article on the CurrencyFair Blog, “Hiring Internationally? Look for these 10 skills in your Candidates.” I offer up skill #2.

TOPIC – Leadership / Management: I am quoted in this recent online article on the flexjobs website, “How Often Should Your Remote Employees Meet Face-to-Face?” I discuss the importance of strong communications with remote teams.

TOPIC – Diversity in B2B: I am one of the diversity consultants quoted in this new online article, “Why Diversity in Marketing Should Be a Top Priority in B2B Brand Messaging Strategies.” This article discusses why diversity brand messaging is just as critical in businesses that do business with other businesses as with end consumers.

TOPIC – General HR: To kick off 2018, Zenefits published an article “7 Challenges Facing HR Departments in 2018.” I am quoted offering up the first challenge and commenting on the 7th. Do you agree with this list?

TOPIC – Transgender Diversity: Magazine Article – 7 Steps to Supporting Transgender Employees in the Workplace is an extensive interview with me that was the cover story in the 4Q/2017 issue of Affinity Magazine, which is an LGBT Business Magazine. I start with the business case for fully supporting transgender employees and then move into the seven practical steps and actions organizations should take to truly be trans-supportive.

4Q / 2017:

TOPIC – Leadership / Management: Remote work isn’t just a movement, it’s a revolution! Learn how to be an inspiring leader from virtually anywhere in the world! I am quoted in this article “Can Remote Leaders be Inspiring?”

TOPIC – Job Sharing: Though being a diversity consultant and a big proponent of job sharing, I am actually quoted in this article, “The Advantages and Disadvantaged of Job Sharing,” sharing some of the disadvantages.

TOPIC – Retiree Employment: Having worked full time 31-years in corporate America and now leading my own consulting practice on a part-time basis, I am quoted and supplied one of the 15 ideal jobs for this article, “Part-time, flexible hours: A retiree’s dream job.”

TOPIC – General Workplace: In “This is How to Handle Work Emails While You’re On Vacation, According to 12 Experts,” I am one of the 12 consultants offering advice, especially for women, whose management feels it is perfectly OK to continually contact them over small matters while on vacation due to their responsive and nurturing disposition.

TOPIC – Career Development: I am one of the career consultants and coaches quoted in “12 Career Experts Share Their Best Tips for Scoring Your Dream Job.” I offer tip #10 in this useful practical article.

TOPIC – Employee Engagement: I am one of the handful of consultants who contributed and am quoted in this new online article on the Fingercheck website: “How to Build an Effective Workplace Survey.” I discuss the importance of leadership taking action from the survey results.

TOPIC – Generational Diversity: I am one of 12 consultants quoted in this small business column in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune called “Gray is the New Gold” by Dennis Zink. It provides many ways that Baby Boomers, who are now the mature workers in our economy (ages 52 – 72) have so much to offer their employers.

TOPIC – Diversity & Hiring: I am quoted in this article on the American Express Open Forum for Small Business – “Need New Employees Fast? Consider This Before Going on a Hiring Spree.” I provide much of the information for the 4th point about paying attention to who you’re hiring and focusing on building a diverse high performing team.

TOPIC – General Management: “12 Phrases You Should Definitely Avoid When Giving Bad News” is a Reader’s Digest online article to assist managers in the workplace on how NOT to deliver bad news to employees. In this short slide show with written commentary, I offer the 8th phrase.

TOPIC – Leadership: Growthfreaks, a new website with the mission of providing relevant & informative information to help people maximize growth in personal, professional, and business life; included me as one of their expert opinions in their article “6 Influencers Provide Their Own Leadership Definition.”

3Q / 2017:

TOPIC – Transgender Diversity: I was extensively interviewed for and quoted in an article on the Workopolis website called “How to avoid discriminating against transgender candidates.” The four steps cover the recruiting cycle as well as some of the onboarding items.

TOPIC – Company Culture: I am quoted a few times in this online article on the Zenefits website, “5 Actionable Ways to Build Great Work Relationships & Improve Company Culture.”

TOPIC – General Vocational: In this article “Do You See Meaning in Your Job” which shares the strong ties of employee engagement to finding meaning in work, I am the 12th of 15 people profiled. I share about finding meaning during my time as IBM’s LGBT Diversity Manager, which is the primary impetus of my current diversity and career development consulting practice.

TOPIC – General HR Management: In the online article on Zenefits Blog, “5 Ways HR Teams are Changing – For the Better,” I contributed the 5th way to this article and am quoted about the modern HR leader being repositioned as a strategic business partner.

TOPIC – Diversity and Inclusion: I am included in this very comprehensive blog with loads of content called “Challenges of Cultural Diversity in the Workplace: 29 Experts Reveal the Biggest Challenges Employers Face Everyday (and How to Overcome Them.)” I am the 25th of the quoted 29 diversity practitioners.

2Q / 2017:

TOPIC – Career Development and Recruiting: In “Why Career Mapping is a Powerful Recruiting Tool” by Leslie Stevens-Huffman, I discuss how providing a career mapping application which features the ways successful people in an organization grew their careers can be an excellent item to showcase when recruiting talent.

TOPIC – Employee Engagement: I am quoted in this recent online article, “How to Make the First 30 Days Best for Your New Employee.”

TOPIC – Employee Engagement: I am one of seven consultants quoted in this on-line article “7 Ways You’re De-Motivating Your Employees.” I provide the 5th of the 7 ways. Though this article is geared toward small businesses, the seven thoughts in this article can really apply to any leader in any size business.

TOPIC – Career Coaching: Dr. Janet Scarborough Civitelli collected a series of short career coaching success stories and published an article on the vocational village web site titled “Career Coaching Success Stories.” I am the third featured testimonial and I share how two very different career coaches were instrumental in helping me start my career development and diversity consultancy.

TOPIC – Diversity & Inclusion: I along with a handful of other diversity consultants are quoted in this SHRM (Society of Human Resource Management) article, “Trump Era Brings Wake-Up Call for Diversity,” which discusses how companies may step up diversity and inclusion efforts even as some workplace rules may be loosened.

TOPIC – General Business / Blogging: Since regular “value content” blogging is such a critical part of my diversity and career development consulting business, I am featured in several places throughout this excellent comprehensive online article “How Super Bloggers Blog: Creating a Blog Schedule That Works.”

1Q / 2017:

TOPIC – Diversity & Inclusion: I am one of the diversity consultants extensively quoted in “How Important is Diversity in Business? The Facts You Should Know” on the College of St. Scholastica’s “Sentinel Blog.” The article includes some diversity facts from McKinsey & Company and I contribute the five process areas diversity initiatives can focus on.

TOPIC – General Management: I am the sole interviewee in this article featured on the “Remote Leadership Institute” website titled “Keep Your Heart in It: 4 Tips for Managing Virtual Employees.” I share from what I learned successfully managing remote employees for several years in IBM.

TOPIC – Career Development: I am quoted in this online article on called “3 questions to ask yourself before making an internal move.” I provide the insight into the second question, “Does the new position support your career goals?”

TOPIC – General Management: I am one of the small business owners interviewed and included in this helpful article titled How to Let an Employee Go: 10 Tips from Leading Entrepreneurs” on the Fundera Ledger website. Actually these tips are great for business of any size!

TOPIC – Career: I am one of the 50 experts quoted in the comprehensive online article “50 Career Experts Reveal Their Best Salary Negotiation and Resume Writing Tips” by Charley Mendoza on the InvestmentZen website. I provide #23 of the 50 tips, and the author also provided a nice overview of my consulting practice with a few links to some of my blogs.

TOPIC – Career: This article on “MSN Money” called “21 Tips to Climb the Career Ladder in 2017” is a 22-slide online presentation (intro plus the 21 tips) and I provided tips 12 and 13!

TOPIC – General Business and Marketing: This helpful and practical article, “How to Follow Up with Leads After a Conference,” outlines three major tactics, and I provided the third one and am quoted, too!

4Q / 2016:

TOPIC – LGBT Diversity: As we are getting into the 2016 – 2017 Figure Skating season, I am thrilled that qnotes, North Carolina’s biweekly LGBT newspaper, printed a blog I wrote earlier in the year, “7 Fabulous Out Gay Men of Figure Skating.” Includes some cool photos. Pages 16-17 of the Dec 2-15 print edition and link to online version above.

TOPIC – General Business: The “profiting financial” business news daily website recently posted an article about the state of small business in North Carolina, and quoted about half a dozen small business owners including myself. I spoke about the taxation / regulation environment and the tightening labor market.

TOPIC – General Business: I am quoted quite extensively in this new article, “What can Alexander Graham Bell Teach Us about Patent Filing” on the IPWatchdog site. I discuss how the very high cost of the patent filing process can be particularly daunting to start ups and small companies, and include a recommendation for the US Small Business Administration.

TOPIC – Management / Leadership: I am one of 8 people featured in the article “Great Bosses Do Exist” by Janet Scarborough Civitelli, Ph.D. on the Vocation Village website. I am the sixth interviewee, and cite 3 excellent managers I had during my 31-year career at IBM, as well as offering tips for others to assist them in finding good managers during the interview process.

TOPIC – LGBT Diversity: North Carolina’s biweekly LGBT newspaper qnotes published the blog I wrote about young, dynamic transgender author and activist Janet Mock being this year’s kickoff keynote speaker for our annual North Carolina Society of HR Management Conference. “Transgender awareness key to acceptance in the workplace – Janet Mock delivers address targeting diversity.” Also page 11 in the Nov 4-17 print edition.

TOPIC – Career Development: I am quoted at the top of this article (the entire second paragraph!) and provide the overall issue statement in “Are you spending as much to retain employees as you are to recruit them?” on the JobDig website. After my statement, the article provides 6 practical strategies to boost employee loyalty and retention.

TOPIC – Diversity and Small Business: My Op Ed “Small businesses are losing to the HB2 law” was published on page 39 of the October 14th issue of the Triangle Business Journal. :Small Business Majority” assisted in providing some of the survey data. (NOTE: you may only be able to see the entire article if you are a TBJ subscriber but feel free to give it a try.)

TOPIC – Diversity / LGBT: My recent blog “North Carolina’s HB2 – The Nightmare Continues” has been printed by NC’s biweekly LGBT newspaper qnotes. As a diversity consultant working with many businesses and organizations across North Carolina, I share two broad economic / business impacts and three individual / personal focused impacts. Also on page 10 in the October 7-23 print issue.

3Q / 2016:

TOPIC – Diversity, Women in Leadership: I am quoted as a diversity consultant in this new online article “Study Links Women in Leadership to More Profitable Businesses.” The article summarizes this study and then provides commentary from a few consultants on the issues of women reaching senior leadership roles within businesses.

TOPIC – General Small Business: I am one of about 20 entrepreneurs who are featured in this Huffington Post article, “The Secret to Building an Email List of 100K.” I’m the 9th one down in the article – and though I am not building an email list of 100K, I do share about how I am growing a substantial high-quality email list for my monthly e-newsletter.

TOPIC – Career and Generational Diversity: As a senior entrepreneur (now age 61), I am pleased to share that I am quoted in the new online article on the Career Intelligence Website: “Job Search Tips for Your 40s and 50s – How to stand out in a good way when competing with younger candidates.”
TOPIC – Career Development: I am quoted as a career development consultant in this article “6 Low Cost Ways to Encourage Employees to Keep Learning” geared toward small and medium size businesses (but these are good for all businesses!) I provide the 6th way!
TOPIC – LGBT Diversity: As a recurring “guest contributor” for North Carolina’s biweekly LGBT newspaper, qnotes, two blogs I published recently around LGBT items filled page 5 in the July 15-28 print issue. Here are the links to the two online qnotes articles:

“Pride Month Event Held at the Nation’s Capital.” I was privileged to attend the US Department of Labor’s LGBT Pride Month meeting in Washington DC featuring US Cabinet Member Labor Secretary Thomas Perez and US Senator Tammy Baldwin

“North Carolina’s HB2 – Don’t Boycott Us, Cyndi Lauper-ize Us.” I present iconic singer and song writer Cyndi Lauper’s impactful and creative option to boycotting NC over HB2.
TOPIC – Workplace Climate: I am quoted in this online article “Finding a Safe Harbor in the Office When Talk Turns Political.” Several of us discuss the appropriateness of talking about politics in the workplace and how to handle.
TOPIC – Career Development: I am quoted as a workplace consultant in a new online article called “Lawyers: Rethink the Practice … 8 skills you need to enrich the world” under the first of the 8 skills – the ability to manage in a diverse environment.
TOPIC – LGBT Diversity: As a recurring “guest contributor” for North Carolina’s biweekly LGBT newspaper, qnotes, “An hour with EEOC Commissioner Charlotte A. Burrows – Part 2 – LGBT Concerns.” I was invited to a “meet and greet” with one of USA’s 5 Employment Equal Opportunity Commission Commissioners, and Ms. Burrows provided excellent details on the work the EEOC is doing in the LGBT area.

2Q / 2016:

TOPIC – Diversity: I am extensively quoted as a career & skills and diversity consultant in a recent “Network Journal – for Black Professionals and Small Businesses” online article titled “Workplace Bias is Still Prevalent: What it is and How to Deal.” I discuss on how to be on the lookout for subtle workplace bias and how to handle it.

TOPIC – Diversity: North Carolina’s biweekly LGBT newspaper, qnotes, edited and published an earlier blog I wrote, “An hour with EEOC Commissioner Charlotte A. Burrows – Part 1 – Priorities Overview.” I was invited to a “meet and greet” with one of USA’s 5 Employment Equal Opportunity Commission Commissioners and summarize six areas the EEOC is working on that Ms. Burrows discussed.

TOPIC – LGBT Diversity: A blog I wrote in late March in reaction to North Carolina’s infamous anti-LGBT HB2, “Why do we all need someone to hate on?… and in North Carolina, it’s transgender people,” was published my qnotes, North Carolina’s biweekly LGBT newspaper.

TOPIC – LGBT Diversity and General Business: I was quoted in a new online article published today on the website called “5 Great Conferences for Aspiring Entrepreneurs.” I spoke about the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce’s annual Business and Leadership Conference which I have now attended the past 5 years.

TOPIC – General HR: I am one of three HR experts featured in a blog and online podcast from MediaLeaders titled “Experts Share Tips to Improve Your Online Presence.” We discuss the question, “Do employers look at job candidates’ online presence? If so, what are the best ways for applicants to shine?” In addition I bring up what could disqualify a candidate.

TOPIC – General Business (Startups): I am featured in this week’s MediaLeaders article and webcast on “Startups Share Outreach Tips and Struggles.” 8 entrepreneurs are featured in both the article and webcast, and I am the 7th in both and share an outreach tip.

1Q / 2016:

TOPIC – Career: I was quoted as workplace consultant in a new HR Pulse website article on preparing to change jobs in the dynamic 2016 job market. I talk about the importance of having a global mindset, knowledge of other cultures and the ability to learn and communicate within the growing global economy.

TOPIC – Leadership / Career / Diversity: I have been quoted in this new article on the Fast Company website titled “Eight Career Skills You Need to be Competitive in 2016.” As a workplace diversity and career development consultant, I contributed skills 1 and 3: the ability to manage a diverse environment, and having a global mindset.

4Q / 2015:

TOPIC – Leadership: In his “The Leadership Challenge” blog about what true leadership is, consultant Andrew John Harrison includes my quote along with 14 others. Who are the 15 quotes from? They include Ronald Reagan, John C. Maxwell, Ernest Hemingway, Dolly Parton, Douglas MacArthur, Dwight D. Eisenhower …. and ME!

TOPIC – Transgender Diversity. In November, qnotes, North Carolina’s bi-weekly LGBT newspaper / magazine published a special edition, “Transgender Awareness, Honoring the Past and Setting Sights for the Future.” The robust issue includes an historical timeline, accomplishments, business practices and more. My article “The Perfect Trans-Storm” was included! Here is a link to the complete online issue.

3Q / 2015:

TOPIC – General Business / Marketing: I am one of 45 people featured in Docurated’s recent online article titled “B2B Content Marketing Strategies: Tips from 45 Experts.” Lots of interesting thoughts …. I am the 19th one in this article sharing about how I use speaking engagements to build credibility to find clients.

TOPIC – Diversity: I am quoted in the article “Diversity Training Today: A Buzzword in Flux” about how the diversity field continues to be evolve and grow and be redefined with new components. And then I was quoted again in the follow on article, “Diversity Training Tomorrow: Where Are We Headed?”. I speak of how to make diversity training more relevant and interesting for employees.

2Q / 2015:

TOPIC – Leadership / Management: In the article “What Makes a Great Manager” on the Rasmussen College Business Blog,I discuss the importance of a manager customize his or her management style to fit each individual on their team.

TOPIC – Entrepreneurism / Small Business: I was one of 8 entrepreneurs / small business owners featured in this online article “8 Tips to Make You a Conference All Star” about how small businesses on a tight budget determine how to best spend a limited budget for attending conferences. The subtitle of my excerpt is “Choose Wisely” and I speak about why attending the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce’s annual leadership conference gives me the biggest bang for my buck.

TOPIC – Careers: I am extensively quoted as a diversity and career consultant in a new article called “Six High Paying Careers You Haven’t Considered” on a French career and business website. Don’t worry – the article is in English! I discuss the need for balance between high-skill, high pay and being passionate about what you do, as well as being quoted in the details of career 1 and career 6.

TOPIC – Entrepreneurism: I am one of 4 interviews featured in the bi-monthly Supplier Global Resource Magazine case study of entrepreneurs. We each share what we discovered about business and about ourselves when we decided to go out on our own. I speak candidly about why entrepreneurial business appeals to me so much more than working in a large corporation. Link to article, pages 61-65 in the online magazine.

TOPIC – Diversity (Older Employees): Quoted twice as a diversity consultant in this article “Aging Workforce Good for Employers and the Economy” published on Ally Bank’s “Straight Talk” page. In the face of a growing talent shortage, this article discusses the advantages of and importance of attracting and engaging older workers.

1Q / 2015:

TOPIC – Diversity and Talent Retention: In “What is Job Sharing?” on, I was quoted specifically around how job sharing can help retain and leverage the knowledgeable older worker. :

TOPIC – Diversity (Older Employees): Quoted a diversity and career development consultant in this online article on titled “3 ways to make your company friendly to older workers.” As the number of skilled older employees leaving the workplace exceeds available new talent, companies need to do more to retain and value their older experienced workers.

TOPIC – Diversity and Leadership: In “Five Reasons Your Company Needs Diverse Leadership,” on the “SuccessLabs” website, I actually contributed to 3 of the five reasons!

TOPIC – LGBT Diversity: In “5 Things You Don’t Know About Same Sex Weddings That Can Hurt Your Business,” I offer my insights under the first point in the article discussing if businesses should be legislatively forced to service same-sex weddings. My view as a diversity consultant and gay man may surprise you!

TOPIC – Leadership: In the article, “Stepping into Leadership – How to Succeed as a New Supervisor or Manager” by Robin Madell on the Career Intelligence Website, a resource for professional women, I discuss the importance of not “micro-managing” and instead adjusting management style to fit the various experience levels of your staff.

TOPIC – Leadership: In this online article from “Business News Daily” called “30 Ways to Define Leadership,” 30 business owners and leadership experts were asked to define what leadership means to them. I am the third quote in the article.

TOPIC – Career Management: In this updated online article “Experts Share the Smartest Moves for Building a Career Boosting Reputation” on the “Online Reputation Management” website, Jessica Merritt offers 8 career building tactics. I am quoted twice in the third point about developing a strong reputation at work.

TOPIC – Business Leadership and Strategy: I am quoted as an HR / Leadership consultant in the online article “6 Leadership Problems that Could Be Killing Your Business from Within” on the HR Solutions Blog. I discuss the first item, management and measurement systems that pit employees against each other instead of rewarding team work.

4Q / 2014:

TOPIC – Leadership and LGBT Diversity: My blog was linked to in a recent online article on the ibis (Interactive Business Inclusion Solutions) website titled “Wanted: Managers capable of creating and sustaining an open, collaborative workplace culture.” Robert Principe provides 6 strategies for managers, with his first being that managers need to be authentic with coworkers. He cites Apple CEO Tim Cook’s coming out as gay as an example of being authentic and links to the blog I published about this earlier in the month.

TOPIC – General Diversity (Magazine Article and Published Resource:) My latest article as a contributing writer for UNITE Business Magazine, “Components of Corporate Diversity and Inclusion Training” (scroll to pages 28-29) is now available in the printed and online October / November 2014 issue. I discuss the 3 crucial components of corporate diversity training and who within an enterprise needs to be engaged. An easily printable version of this material was also recently published in the Workforce Diversity Network’s “Export Forum” section (link to this item.)

3Q / 2014:

TOPIC – General Human Resource Mgt (Magazine Article:) I placed the “feature article” in the Fall / Winter 2014 edition of NC HR Review (our State Society of Human Resource Management biannual magazine.) “International HR Similarities” is about a meeting I had in Mexico City in March with the head of Mexico’s largest human resources professional organization; we discussed Mexico’s major HR challenges.

TOPIC – Business Leadership (Magazine Article:) As a recurring contributor / writer for the bi-monthly UNITE Business Magazine, my latest article in the August / Sept 2014 issue is “Business Leadership, Travel and Communications in the New Global Economy.” I write about how all size companies can now do business on the global stage and the competencies required for success. Link to the online version of the magazine, my article is on pages 22 and 23 and includes photos of me in Rwanda and Kenya!

TOPIC – LGBT Diversity: I am quoted twice in this article titled “More Rights for LGBT Employees Can Lead To Work Conflicts, Which HR Must Navigate.”

TOPIC – Entrepreneurism: In a cool article called “What Kind of Entrepreneur Are You?” writer Deborah Sweeney from MyCorp contacted 75 diverse entrepreneurs to learn a little about our businesses, styles and motivations. I am the 20th of the 75 entrepreneurs included in the compilation.

TOPIC – Career Management: I was quoted twice as a diversity / career mgt consultant in a new online article “Do Hiring Managers Care About Your Online Reputation” on the website “Online Reputation Management.” My first quote is about 2/3rds of the way down the article, and the other is the second from the last bullet.

TOPIC – General Business and LGBT Diversity: In “Is it Worth It to Join the Local Chamber of Commerce” on the Grasshopper Blog – Marketing Insights for Entrepreneurs, I am the last featured person in the article since they quoted me talking about the value I get from being involved with a National (in addition to a local) Chamber – the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.

1H / 2014:

TOPIC – Talent Development: Article in The LinkUp Blog, “Employee engagement: are you spending as much to retain employees as you are to recruit them?” I am the lead quote in the article discussing the amazing fact that most companies invest far too little in their most important and expensive resource – people! The article then offers 4 areas in which to focus investment.

TOPIC – Business & LGBT Diversity (Magazine Article:) I continue to contribute an article for each issue of the bi-monthly UNITE Business Magazine. In the current June/July issue, I write about my participation in the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 Trade Mission and LGBT Summit in Mexico. I share about three very different and important aspects of the mission: business development, global LGBT economic empowerment, and excellent networking opportunities. Link to magazine and then go forward to page 34.

TOPIC – LGBT Diversity (Magazine Article:) I wrote an article that appears in the April / May issue of UNITE Business Magazine which is now out in print and on line. “Major League Sports Meets Diversity” on pages 44-45 and my little photo and mini bio on page 6. Link to online version of the magazine.

TOPIC – General Diversity: My article, “Generational Diversity – Are Your Recruiting Methodologies Up to Date?” appears in the 1Q/2014 National Diversity Council – Carolinas newsletter (link).

TOPIC – Career Management: I am quoted as a career consultant in the online article “Finding a Job is Still Tricky in 2014” on the CityTownInfo website. The article provides tips from multiple sources on how to find a job when the overall hiring outlook for 2014 has not really improved very much. I talk about the importance of unique differentiation in competing for a position.