As CEO and Chief Creative Officer of Pope Consulting, Pat is a recognized subject matter expert with over four decades of knowledge and experience in diversity, inclusion, and culture change. She serves as the lead consultant on many of our client engagements and has primary responsibility for Research & Development. Her passion is creating new assessments/measurement tools, new learning content and training solutions, and innovative ways to build inclusive cultures.
She coined the phrase “The Illusion of Inclusion” in 1990 and has continued to research this phenomenon. Her innovative measurement tool, Team Interaction Profile, used by hundreds of teams is recognized for it’s simplicity and deep insights. She published Relationship Mapping: A Tool for Diagnosing Relationships, and has also written many articles and blogs over the years.
She is co-founder and co-owner of Myca-Pope, Inc., a company that offers technology-based delivery methods for Pope’s proprietary content. Clients continue to say that it is the best content and most engaging e-learning tool on any topic.
Pat was recognized as a Pioneer by Profiles in Diversity Journal in 2007 and as a Diversity Legend by the International Society of Diversity & Inclusion Professionals in 2012. Other awards include: The Cincinnati Business Courier, Enterprising Women, Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce Small Business Award, and Top 100 Women-Owned Businesses in Ohio.
She has served as an advisor on the SHRM Task Force to develop national standards for Diversity & Inclusion, serving as co-chair on the Metrics Committee for over 2 years. She also served on the U.S. Army Diversity & Inclusion Roundtable, the Diversity Advisory Board for Kent State University, the Executive Advisory Board for the Williams College of Business, Xavier University, the External Advisory Board for the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan, and as a Board Member for Enterprising Women.
Pat’s BA degree is in Business and the Social Sciences, and she has a Master’s Degree in Organizational Development from Pepperdine University.