Dr. Shindale Seale is a cultural equity and diversity strategist who employs leadership and performance optimization concepts to help entrepreneurs, corporate and academic stakeholders, and Diversity & Inclusion professionals identify and reach their organizational culture goals.
For over two decades, Dr. Seale served in various leadership and training roles and sectors, including the corporate environment, academia, and the non-profit arena. Her work has focused on business performance optimization, staff development, and creating sustainable and equitable working environments. She provides DE&I, leadership, and staff training to all sectors, including education, law, state, law enforcement, and utility departments, as well as emerging tech and research companies across the nation. Her research and consulting on creating equitable solutions in gender, race, age, and ability matters have made her a sought-after subject matter expert and speaker.
In addition to her consulting services, Dr. Seale is the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion inaugural Program Chair at the University of California Santa Cruz - Silicon Valley Extension, where she also develops and teaches courses on Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in the workplace and academia. Dr. Seale is also a Professor at the University of Redlands, where she teaches Leadership, Organizational Change, and Business Communication. Dr. Seale is also the Founder of Our Community Mentors, a non-profit organization in South Los Angeles that works to provide academic, professional, and quality-of-life resources for marginalized groups in the area.
Dr. Seale holds a Doctor of Education degree in Organizational Change and Leadership and a Master of Education degree, both from the University of Southern California (USC). She also earned her Bachelor of Arts with a focus on Language and Linguistics from California State University at Dominguez Hills (CSUDH).
Strategist: DE&I approach, Organizational behavior, Growth strategy
Trainer: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion; Workshop Facilitation, Coaching
Thought Leader: Culturally Relevant Pedagogy, Public Speaking, Advocacy, and Policy Shaping
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SANTA CRUZ DE&I Program Chair 2020 - Present
SEADE COACHING & CONSULTING LLC Principal Consultant 2019–Present
UNIVERSITY OF REDLANDS Adjunct Faculty 2019 - present
OUR COMMUNITY MENTORS INC Founder 2018 – present
KAIZEN HUMAN CAPITAL Director of Organizational Development & Culture - 2017-2019
DLA PIPER LLP Intellectual Property Supervisor 2010-2019
EDUCATION & TRAINING