Rhodes Perry helps leaders, visionaries, and change makers build psychological safety, trust, and belonging at work. He is a best-selling author, sought after keynoter, podcast host, and an award-winning social entrepreneur. He is also the creator and host of the annual Belonging at Work Summit.
Nationally recognized as a diversity, equity, and inclusion thought leader, he has two decades of leadership experience having worked at the White House, the Department of Justice, and PFLAG National. Media outlets like The Wall Street Journal, The Associated Press, and Forbes have featured his powerful work.
As the founder of Rhodes Perry Consulting, a LGBTQ+ diverse supplier, his team is on a mission to support executives, HR professionals, and DEI leaders build an enduring culture of belonging. Rhodes earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Gender Studies from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Public Administration from New York University.
He currently serves on the National LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce’s Transgender Inclusion and Gender Expansive Task Force and on the Cascade AIDS Project’s Board of Directors.
It’s virtually impossible to be successful in one’s work in any kind of group – be it a corporation, a deep-sea fishing crew, or a rock and roll band – without feeling a sense of belonging. Most of us have had the experience of working where we didn’t really fit in, and sure, we can pull in that paycheck for a while, make do, hang in there, but how long do those jobs ever last, especially if we want to be honest with ourselves or have a healthy work-life balance? It’s easy to say, “No job is ever perfect. You’re not supposed to like it; that’s why they call it work!” But why settle for barely adequate productivity, creativity, or new hire ROI when you can harness the synergy of belonging? Leaders and aspiring leaders who want to succeed should look to Rhodes Perry for inspiration and guidance. Belonging at Work really does matter” _ Jamison Green, Ph.D., Author, Educator, Community Leader, and Corporate Executive
Belonging at Work empowers business leaders, change agents, visionaries, and those on their way to joining them with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to build inclusive organizations. The personal stories, case studies, and practical strategies featured in the book offer everything you need to cultivate workplace cultures where all of your stakeholders can show up authentically and feel valued and respected. In Rhodes Perry’s visionary book serves as a blueprint for the future of work. His message inspires leaders at all levels within the organization to join the #BelongingMovement focused on positively impacting workplace cultures around the globe.
Imagine Belonging helps you recognize the relative power and privilege you hold to transform yourself, your team, and your workplace.
Whether your organization is just beginning its diversity, equity, and inclusion journey, or is further along in the process, Imagine Belonging will inspire you to transform your vision of belonging at work into a reality …and reap the rewards that result from establishing an equitable organization.
I am on a mission to help inclusive leaders intentionally build workplace cultures that create more safety, trust, and belonging for all employees. As a nationally recognized diversity, equity, and inclusion thought leader, I LOVE sharing my message about why Imagining Belonging is the key ingredient to establishing a long-term vision to building healthy workplace cultures.
I recently published my second book, Imagine Belonging, with the goal to grow the #BelongingMovement -a movement specifically for inclusive leaders, visionaries, and change makers gathering together to build workplaces where everyone on the team can show up as authentically as they want, leading to more cohesive teams and business success.
With 20+ years of helping leaders, and those on their way to joining them, build inclusive and equitable workplace cultures, I enjoy speaking with fellow podcast hosts (I have a few shows as well) about the thorny challenges that often stymie an organization’s well-intentioned DEI commitments. As a seasoned human rights advocate, I’m prepared to speak in sound bites, clearly answer your thoughtful questions, and I thrive when I get to make abstract concepts accessible to your audience through dynamic stories and case studies.
Imagine Belonging offers your inclusive leadership guide to building an equitable workplace. It empowers leaders at all levels within an organization establish a bold vision of how to lead, build teams, and structure our organizations in a more equitable and inclusive way. It offers concrete strategies on how inclusive leaders can begin clarifying new possibilities to achieve this vision. It also helps identify what supports are necessary to begin using this vision to begin building something better.
Essentially, this book is an insider view of how I spot my clients build more equitable workplaces. Visit www.imaginebelonging.com to access a sample chapter, review testimonials, and more. The book will spark your imagination and inspire you to build belonging at work.
Thanks for growing the #BelongingMovement!