017: Build a Business Around Your Passions, Skills, and Target Market’s Needs with Stan Kimer from Total Engagement Consulting

After 31 years of working in the corporate America, Stan Kimer retired and started his "encore career" forming Total Engagement Consulting, a diversity and career development consultancy. In the diversity arena, Stan is conversant in all areas of diversity and inclusion, and has deep expertise in the LGBTQ marketplace and workplace. Earlier this year, Stan’s firm partnered with Kannetic, Inc. to launch the LGBT Inclusion Builder. It’s a technology solution that offers enormous potential to support workplace leaders more fully welcome and engage LGBTQ employees and communities.

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·      Rhodes Perry Consulting, LLC

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Questions Answered in this Episode

·      Who is Stan Kimer?

·      What does his business do?

·      Why is it important to build a business that centers around your passions?

·      What does Stan think about the concept of being authentic at work?

·      How can you get in touch with Stan?

Resources Shared in this Episode

·      Email Stan at Stan@TotalEngagementConsulting.com

·      Visit Stan’s Business Website Here

·      Set up a free demo of the LGBT Inclusion Builder

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Rhodes Perry

Rhodes Perry is a nationally recognized expert on LGBTQ and social justice public policy matters, with two decades of leadership experience innovating strategy management, policy and program solutions for corporations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. At his core, Rhodes is an entrepreneur, where he most recently established Rhodes Perry Consulting, LLC, a national diversity and inclusion consulting firm that uses an intersectional approach to collaborate with leaders on creating solutions in the practice areas of strategy management, issue advocacy, and stakeholder engagement. Previously, Rhodes founded the Office of LGBTQ Policy & Practice at the New York City Administration for Children’s Services, and prior to this assignment he served as the founding Director of Policy at PFLAG National where he led the policy strategy and advocacy efforts for the organization’s 350 chapters. He cut his teeth serving as a Program Examiner at the White House Office of Management & Budget, where he improved upon federal benefit programs designed to provide assistance to low-income communities. Rhodes earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Gender Studies from the University of Notre Dame, and obtained a Master of Public Administration from New York University.