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Creating Diversity Strategies
that Drive ROI

Reed Development Group is uniquely positioned to respond to the disruption taking place in today’s rapidly changing and evolving world where corporations and organizations create workplace cultures, leaders and people that are diverse, inclusive and belong. 

Some of our clients, past and present include:

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We teach organizations the importance of optimizing the DEIB (Diversity, Equality, Inclusion and Belonging) Synthesis using game-changing insights that will drive breakout innovation, sustainability and success in your organization.


Today’s workforce – Shifts in workforce composition, ways of working, virtual workplace, etc. require leaders to invest in dynamic environments where team members of all levels feel accepted, empowered and energized to better address consumers, clients and suppliers.

About Us

Award Winning and Internationally recognized Diversity, Equality, Inclusion and Belonging Firm


Our Philosophy: ROO drives ROI. By conducting a Diversity Organizational Assessment and developing a business DEIB roadmap to help you get a Return on Objectives (the goals we collaborate with you and set), you will see a sustainable Return on Investment.


Diversity, Equality,
Inclusion & Belonging

“Diversity is ACTION and INNOVATION” — “ Inclusion is EQUALITY not EXCEPTION”

– Kimberly S. Reed

Corporations and organizations that work with the Reed Development Group become:

more diverse and inclusive workforces


more efficient in reaching their DEIB goals & award winning


more energized and engaged talent


We successfully revitalize global talent organizations, diversity practices, enhance, develop organizational DEIB strategies and shape high-performing workplace cultures at some of the most influential global organizations and universities.

We get organizations back on track with vital and transformative tools: Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), global diversity leadership councils to govern and drive the organization’s strategy and executive leaders and sponsors to champion and revolutionize the culture.

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Kimberly S. Reed M.Ed., CDE®


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Marques Colston

Executive in Residence

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Keith D. Ellison, MBA

Executive in Residence

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Joseph (Joe) Harvey

Executive in Residence

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Nicole A. Cuevas

Administrative Director and Bilingual (Spanish) Facilitator

Our Team

Erica D. Bennett, M.Ed.

Executive in Residence

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Our staff includes an innovative and robust team of diversity and leadership development strategists, and executive coaches throughout the US. Together, we provide unique workforce solutions that transform work cultures.

Our team also includes: 

  • HR experts   

  • Diverse collegiate leaders in an array of disciplines 

  • Curriculum design specialists  

  • Expert diversity and sensitivity trainers/facilitators 

  • Leadership and organizational development experts  

  • Communications and branding executives and strategists

Diversity, Equality & Inclusion

Cutting-Edge Training and Development

We work with organizations of all sizes to create interactive and high-impact learning experiences and world-class leadership institutes, which provide an intensive and sustainable learning experience. This enables participants from an organization to come together and strengthen their leadership and professional skills, create alignment around goals across the enterprise, expand their perspectives, and address critical business challenges.

Examples of topics include:

  • The Power of Your Corporate Dash: Your Legacy of Leadership

  • 7.5 Guiding Principles to Help Your Organization Thrive

  • New Nation, New DEIB

  • Redesigning the future: Your Organizational Diversity Visioning Board ©2024 and beyond

  • A New View of Equity: Expanding Our Commitment to A Just and Fair Workplace and Society

  • DEI and The Forgotten “B” BELONGING: A KEY INGREDIENT for Organizational Survival FOR DEI IN 2023 and Beyond

  • Optimists Always Win! 2.0

Cutting Edge Training & Development

The Guiding Principles of Integrating Diversity, Innovation and People Performance

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Kimberly S. Reed

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Marques Colston

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Kimberly was the featured cover story for the 2022 and 2023
editions for the global faith-based publication, Women of Faith.
Women of Faith Magazine based in Durban, South Africa is a publication
that has a rich ministry to
thousands of readers across continents and
provides a platform for Christian Women to share their stories on faith,
God’s grace, hope and resilience.


McConnell & Jones, one of the largest African American owned CPA firms in the US, and Reed Development Group, a nationally recognized resource and thought leader in advancing diversity, equality and inclusion has formed a strategic alliance, Kaleidoscope to innovatively approach organizational diversity performance metrics.


Reed Development Group’s CTO and Best-Selling
Author, Kimberly S. Reed releases Optimists Always Win! 21—Day Challenge

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Kimberly joins the world's leading talent agency representing the top

thought-leaders & keynote speakers


"Kimberly S. Reed dropped the mic and left everything she had on the floor with her closing keynote at our 36th Annual Conference — Unifying our Purpose through People, Passion, and Optimism! It was the trifecta of winning the race with people, purpose, and passion. She had our attendees spellbound, resonating deeply with the stories of her parent’s struggles, victories, and the lessons learned from their shining example to create the courage Kimberly has carried through her own life. Kimberly delivers in a way that is unmatched by many speakers, and I am so grateful for her shared time and wisdom. I would highly recommend Kimberly for anyone looking for a keynote experience with my very best wishes to her continued success."


An interactive Diversity Boot Camp for Recruiters and Talent Leader's

The World Class Experience

  • Recruiters will bring “Challenging Requisitions” to the session for valuable resources, activities and tips on how to fill them.

  • Identify, equip and educate on key barriers to help them discern top diverse channels of talent sources.

  • Learn innovative solutions for branding and maximizing non-traditional social media techniques to identify and attract top talent.

  • Cultivate top diverse talent communities, systems and key networks to strengthen your diverse talent pipeline with innovation and speed.

  • Explore cultural and hiring biases’ barriers for diverse talent.

  • Learn and leverage ingenious sourcing and relationship channels, and strategies to attract top diverse talent at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and colleges/universities through programs, administration and faculty.

  • Understand the new diversity PIVOT for recruiters post 2020.

  • Develop a measurable recruiting strategy for key diversity roles in your organization.

Featured Session Experience

Redesigning the future: Your Organizational Diversity Visioning Board ©2023 and beyond
Overview: As we continue to unscramble the Rubik’s Cube at the top of 2023, the emphasis on people leadership, culture, emotional intelligence, talent and mental health has risen on the list of C-suite concerns. Dialing up empathy and connectivity in uncertain times are critical to building a solid culture—DEIB is change.

In this session, participants will be guided through a “vision board” exercise how to improve and set their DEIB organizational priorities to empower and implement change through each area of an organizational ecosystem for sustainable growth and results.



Kimberly S. Reed,
Keynote Speaker and Session Leader for the Diversity and Inclusion Conference, Chamber of Commerce
Southern New Jersey 


Virtual, Media & Presentation Training
By Request Only

Using some of the same innovative and progressive concepts in our popular media and presentation training sessions we focus on listening, observing and personal interaction with our clients to help them with platform presentation skills, content, delivery, media presentation (television, radio and editorial interviews), interacting with the media, speaking dynamics, keynote addresses, performance reviews and overall facilitation skills.  


What we teach our clients can be applied in any presentation format. Effective media training is hard work and will take you out of your comfort zone, in a great way. We offer candid and balanced critiques to our clients; we take time to review reels, videos, and in-person presentations. We have LOTS of fun as well!

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Every year 6abc celebrates the region's best of the class. Each
year, the day is filled with expert advice and networking at Adventure Aquarium in

Watch an excerpt from Kimberly S. Reed’s Best of the Class Special on 6ABC

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Be KIMpowered! 


are KIMtastic!

Kimberly has developed a reputation as having one of the most distinct and powerful voices on the lecture circuit.  Her lioness tone and inspiring sincerity KIMPowers™ thousands every year and her topics have significant range from spirituality – personal – professional. 


To book Kimberly, please fill out the inquiry form below and a team member will respond shortly.

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