Rich Tafel

Bringing together coalitions of unlikely partners to solve the most significant challenges of our day

Join the Mission: Revolution of the Heart

Today, our workplaces and our communities are becoming ever more divided. People are afraid to share diverse viewpoints for fear of being judged, canceled, or even fired. This time of complexity and change calls for a new leadership competency in empathy and Diversity Intelligence℠. Knowing that, how do we begin depolarizing difficult conversations and get to win-win-win solutions in our personal, professional, and civic lives?

Join us at Public Squared in the revolution of the heart to create the change we can believe in.

Why Work With Us

Diversity alone isn’t enough to guarantee strategic advantage.

Without a strategy for authentic inclusion, diverse teams can underperform homogeneous ones (Harvard Business Review). Managing for inclusion means creating conditions that hold space for individual perspectives and worldviews that do not necessarily align with the larger group’s assumptions, habits, and beliefs. While understanding another’s point of view is not the same as agreeing with it, in case after case we have found that it is foundational to building trust within groups.

At Public Squared we work with leaders and their organizations to build high-performing teams, and to crisis-manage when teams become dysfunctional. Our training, coaching, and consultation work is built around our custom Cultural Translation℠ framework that cultivates Diversity Intelligence℠ in the workplace, and yields higher productivity, engagement, and results.

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Public Speaking

Hear strategies for building bridges and getting things done in business, public sector and civic life.

Executive Coaching

One-on-one support to tap into your values, and bring your purpose to life through effective Cultural Translation strategies.

Leadership Training

Build up your teams to listen compassionately, understand complexity, and translate authentically into diverse value systems.

Organizational Consulting

Together we can help design organizational strategy to depolarize workplace cultures, leading to win-win solutions.

Testimonials & Articles

By providing training to today’s leaders, Rich is addressing toxic polarization head on. His message of transformative change will leave [us] ready to get to work building better workplaces for a better world.

Johnny C. Taylor, Jr.President and Chief Executive Officer, SHRM-SCP

After 35 years, Rich Tafel still helps me see the world in new and better ways. He recently told me about a book he's writing, which explores... [read full testimonial].

Abner MasonFounder & CEO, SameSky Health

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