Dr. Debbie W. Ridley President & CEO

Speaking Truth to Power:
“For Diversity Gains to Survive, Diversity Must Die”

About Dr. Ridley:



  • Organizational Behavioral Scientist with 32 years of employment expertise. She is available to assist organizations and academic institutions whose leadership groups, boards of directors, human resources professionals, diversity principles, and academic administrators are ready to embrace the future and move beyond the antiquated approaches that currently are employed in the implementation of diversity initiatives. Dr. Ridley is also available to conduct training and serve as a guest speaker.
Academic Degrees:

Academic Degrees:

  • PhD, Organizational Leadership, University of Maryland Eastern Shore
  • M.S., Human Performance Systems, Marymount University
  • B.A., Organization Management, Columbia Union College
  • A.A.S., Public Administration, Thomas Nelson Community College
Doctoral Research:

Doctoral Research:

  • Dissertation Topic: “Phenomenological Study Exploring Leadership Competencies for Leaders of Organizational Change in the Federal Government©”
  • Dissertation Areas of Research: Change leadership, organizational change, organizational failure, change management models, and change competencies.
Academic Honors, Includes:

Academic Honors, Includes:

  • Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society
  • Golden Key International Honor Society
  • Delta Epsilon Sigma National Scholastic Society
  • Alpha Chi National Honor Society
  • Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges
  • National Dean’s Lists
Creator of:

Creator of:

  • Wholistic Approach to Leadership Development©
  • Change Leadership Competencies©
  • Total Organizational Improvement Process
  • Talent Management Initiative
  • Organizational Status and Cultural Audit Assessment Process (proprietary to The Organizational Fixer, LLC)
  • Organizational Change Readiness Assessment Process (proprietary to The Organizational Fixer, LLC)
  • Wizard of Oz Leadership Syndrome (Why Organizations Fail)
  • Organizational Readiness & Business Process Transformation Processes (proprietary to The Organizational Fixer, LLC)
  • Inclusive Human Performance Processes & Systems (includes all traditional human resource processes)
  • Inclusive Pedagogy Certification Training for College Professors (3-part series)
  • Diversity, EEO, and HR Training
  • Leadership Training
  • Organizational Excellence Training
  • “Take the Mirror Test” Training
Areas of Expertise:

Areas of Expertise:

  • Organizational Culture Change
  • Change Leadership & Management
  • Business Process Improvement
  • Strategic Development
  • Organization Development/Effectiveness
  • Inclusive Systems & Processes (human resources and performance management)
  • Talent Recruitment, Development, & Management (Employee Competitiveness & Leadership Development)
  • Training (Needs Assessment, Development & Delivery)
  • Executive Coaching
  • Diversity Management
  • Equal Employment Opportunity
  • Facilitation
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