Members Making a Difference

CIE would like to highlight and recognize the great work of some of our small business members focused on diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. Please get to know the following members and tap their expertise as you work through your DEIB strategies and programs in your organizations. 

Peak HR Consulting
Carolyn McCormick – Principal  
Peak HR Consulting, LLC is a comprehensive Human Resource consulting services provider dedicated to linking HR services to business strategy. By employing best practices and experienced management skills, we assist for-profit and not-for-profit organizations in increasing their performance. We strive to develop long-term, partnering relationships with our clients by understanding your current and future HR needs, based on the strategic direction of the organization. Through this partnering relationship, we help our clients realize their goals most effectively and in a cost efficient manner.

Ecosystem Design LLC
Dr. Violeta Garcia – Founder & CEO

Icarus Advising
Ben Wiederholt – President

The Best You Advantage
Chelle Johnson – Executive Career Coach & Recruiter; CEO & Founder
Best You Talent Advisors partners with organizations and HR Consultants globally to source and hire hard-to-fill positions, develop and deploy user-friendly recruitment processes, and implement employment branding campaigns to generate consistent streams of talent.
We boast a highly skilled team of experts with an extensive background in Fortune 500 talent acquisition and human resources leadership. Our approach is rooted in a holistic, humanistic philosophy, ensuring that every aspect of our services is tailored to your unique needs.

Strategic Catalysts
Jeffrey Nathanson – CEO

Thought Ensemble
Lisa Jasper – Managing Vice President

Impact Leadership Solutions (ILS)
Anna Conrad – CEO
With more than 75 years of collective experience in multi-disciplined industries, ILS offers the fully integrated services of a large leadership development company but with the personal relationship and attention of a smaller, more agile organization. Our specialty is simple: developing leaders others want to follow and creating teams and organizations where people want to work.

Good Business Colorado
Debra Brown – Executive Director
Good Business Colorado is a grassroots organization of over 370 values-driven business leaders across32 counties in Colorado working to build a more equitable, prosperous and sustainable Colorado. We envision a Colorado where business, government, and community collaborate to continuously improve equity, prosperity, and sustainability in Colorado. We are working hard to embody DEI&B within every aspect of our organization and are committed to helping our members and partners do the same. Accordingly we would like to invite our fellow CIE members to attend our upcoming Level Up Academy, October 5-6, and participate in DE&I track programming which includes workshops such as “Racial Battle Fatigue’s Impact on BIPOC Employees and Their Families,” “DEI Hiring Practices: How to create fair and equitable hiring in each step of the process,” “Why Isn’t This Working? – The Most Common Mistakes In DEI” and “How to Increase Employee Engagement in a Post-Pandemic World.”

Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network
Kay Henze – CEO and Executive Director
Kay Henze is an accomplished business builder, independent director, and strategic advisor.  An expert in expanding businesses, she has worked for scale-up’s to Fortune 15 companies, leading all aspects of business strategy and operations with profit and loss accountability ranging from $10M to $25B. Her deep knowledge in strategy development and execution, customer-centric marketing, digital transformation, and transformational leadership have made her a desirable advisor and leader. She currently serves as the CEO and Executive Director of the Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network (BEN) Colorado, where she has served as a lead advisor since 2016. BEN exists to strengthen Colorado’s growing scale-up ecosystem by connecting high-growth companies with successful entrepreneurs and community leaders.

September 20, 2023