Embracing Inclusion

  • Lead and engage with a diverse workforce and business partners. 
  • Reduce the impact of inappropriate biases on individuals’ careers and work. 
  •  Self-reflect with understanding to achieve goals that they may set for themselves. 
  •  Help their staff make sense of contemporary and past events.
  •  Help those who feel that they are victims to become more effective in the face of actual and perceived challenges. 
  • Establish a culture of valuing and celebrating differences in visible, authentic ways.

“ It is a matter of national security to do important things that draw people together with implicit truth…if honest with self we all have unconscious biases, admitted or not, have to pay a lot of attention early on to manage the team we have… 

The more Senior you get the more you talk and less you listen, I am trying to listen more.” 

David H. Berger, American Commanding General, United States Marine Corps.   

Advanced Strategies, Inc. is a certified MBE by the National Minority Supplier Diversity Council (NMSDC) and New York State.

Richard Branton is the Vice- President & Principal of Advanced Strategies. His father, Wiley Branton, was the attorney for the Little Rock Nine and the integration of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. In presenting, Richard shares how the tragic events of the 'current' decade can be ‘Rosa Parks’ moments that can bring about positive change.  

Richard has given multiple presentations in Black History Month for Fortune 100 companies. He facilitates half-day virtual sessions on ‘Leading Effectively in a Diverse World’, and he facilates associates of different ethnicities and orientations. The narratives and practices shared transcend ethnicity, gender, religion, and personality and share how to embrace inclusion to reap the benefits of having and leading a diverse workforce. 


This can be a standalone session or part of a multi-day leadership development program.

Privilege is not being handed things, rather, it is not having roadblocks.” 
Anthony M. Lopez, Office Manager, Advanced Strategies 

To lead effectively in a cross-cultural world, leaders should be interested in all perspectives, without judgment to: