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A Team of Transformers

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Our Superheroes

Our partners can run their own consulting firms. In fact,
most of them did.


Meet the talent behind Icarus Consulting LLC. We are a team of thought-leaders that includes researchers, change agents, D&I gurus, and futurists who thrive in a culture of doing.


We all have our accolades, but we embrace the Icarus Consulting LLC approach of getting things done. We collaborate on the big and small stuff. Do you need help in finalizing that report or creating effective strategies? Everyone pitches in.

Meet The Team

Dr. Shelton Goode

Dr. Goode is a diversity and inclusion executive with more than 20 years of human resource, business, and university teaching experience. Goode has held executive human resource and diversity positions for companies ranging in size, from $300 million to more than $11 billion.


He has developed and implemented talent management programs, performance management systems, sales incentive plans, labor relations strategies, and large-scale culture change initiatives.

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Marilyn Robinson

Marilyn Robinson is the president and principal consultant of RHR Management Consulting Inc. In her role, Robinson is responsible for business development and project management. She also oversees client needs fulfillment for the company, focusing on conducting organizational assessments, planning, facilitating multiday career and leadership development workshops, and designing curricula.


As the principal consultant, Robinson facilitates numerous management skills, technology, and diversity and inclusion sessions.

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Anita Nahal, Ph.D., CDP

Dr. Nahal is a multidimensional diversity thought-leader and consultant with professional experience spanning countries, continents, and cities. Nahal has worked at various universities—historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and public and private schools—in the USA and in India.


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Danielle Gruppo

Danielle Gruppo is the chief executive officer and founder of InternAlliance, an award winning human resources consulting firm with expertise in workforce diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) supporting organizational effectiveness; social recruiting platform for diverse student interns.


Gruppo is an accomplished human resources executive with more than 25 years of experience in developing and executing talent management and human capital strategies. She does these for Fortune 250 companies and privately held companies in the energy, healthcare, service, and manufacturing industries.

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Julius Pryor III

Julius Pryor III has held executive roles at Johnson & Johnson (J&J), Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE), Russell Athletic, Abbott Laboratories, and Takeda Pharmaceuticals. Pryor was the vice president of Global Diversity at both J&J and at Coke. Most recently, Julius served as the head of innovation (diversity and inclusion) at biotech leader, Genentech.


Pryor combines a unique vision for the future of D&I. He has a strong grounding in sales and management and has insights into what works across different industries and sectors.


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Robelyn McNair

Robelyn McNair has dedicated more than 25 years to serving in senior and executive human resources leadership roles. She has held a senior professional certification in human resources since 2001 and has both practical and strategic experience in all disciplines of the human resources function.


Robelyn McNair has dedicated more than 25 years to serving in senior and executive human resources leadership roles. She has held a senior professional certification in human resources since 2001 and has both practical and strategic experience in all disciplines of the human resources function.

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John Holly

Mr. Holly is a lifelong human resource professional with a passion for coaching for personal and professional growth and success.


John was born in South Carolina but spent his formative years growing up in South Florida. He attended Clark College (known now as Clark Atlanta University) where he attained his BBA. John is also a graduate of the 67th session of the Harvard Business School Program for Management Development.


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Cathy Light

Cathy Light is a successful entrepreneur with experience working with global corporate clients across a wide range of markets and industries. Her passion for building businesses has led her to the launch of Liderança Group, Assessment Leaders, Leadership Balance, Be Well Perform Well, and Business Builders. She is a dynamic speaker with an engaging personality who has a genuine passion for helping business leaders achieve their goals.


Cathy’s style is results-oriented and tailors programs to meet each client’s unique needs. Open, honest communications are at the heart of all of her engagements.

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Jeff Smith

Jeffery L. Smith is a dedicated HR executive with a successful track record of improving employee productivity and contributing to employee growth and development. Known for his ability to build highly effective teams and deliver operational excellence, Jeffery has consistently enhanced the strategic performance of several business units within Fortune 50 companies. He partners with influential business leaders to prioritize and meet organization goals.


As a business leader with over 25 years’ experience, Jeffery has been recognized in Sales and HR for delivering breakthrough results at Procter & Gamble, a Fortune 50 company.


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Bradley Wilkinson

Skilled speaker, facilitator and instructional designer, Brad gets his energy from people development. He describes his focus as helping organizations leverage diversity through creating and maintaining inclusive, high performance cultures. And he brings over 25 years of hands-on experience designing and delivering high impact adult learning experiences.

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Stephanie Vander Zanden

Stephanie Vander Zanden is a Resilient, Compassionate and Driven Global Business Leader who built and integrated Global Diversity and Inclusion at a Forbes 100 company from the ground up. As a professional with a growth mindset, she demands excellence from herself in everything she does, which has led to extraordinary outcomes in the many roles she has held over the past 23 years.


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Tim White

Tim White is an experienced consultant in diversity & inclusion. He has worked with organizations committed to leveraging diversity in the areas of workforce, workplace, and marketplace.

Tim is the principal consultant for HR-Upshot, a consulting firm with multiple lines of business: consulting, training, and career management services. His work spans industries from public service organizations at the federal, state, and local levels, to insurance, telecommunications, gaming, financial services, investment banking, construction, consumer products, business process outsourcing (BPO), food service, faith-based organizations, automotive manufacturing, consumer electronics,

entertainment, hospitality, and private non-profit organizations.

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JR Hipple

JR Hipple has devoted his career to management and communications consulting, providing advice to businesses, government agencies, and non-governmental organizations across the nation. He is the managing partner responsible for SIR’s organizational development and leadership strategy work, and he heads up our education and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) practice areas.


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Renzie Richardson

Renzie Richardson is the President & CEO of BHFL Group. She is an author, trainer, and certified business coach. Before starting her company, she worked for 25 years as an HR professional in various HR leadership roles. Renzie is a certified Prosci ADKAR practitioner and has an extensive background in helping organizations to manage friction that inhibits growth and success successfully. Renzie is also an executive and a certified WABC/RCC business coach. She helps business owners, entrepreneurs, and CEOs to grow their business with certifications and her MYB Eight-Step Signature Coaching Program.

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Melanie Miller

Melanie is a highly accomplished and sought-after consultant and speaker offering organizations consulting and training services, keynotes, and design with a focus on optimizing organizational effectiveness. Having conducted hundreds of workshops and speaking engagements, Melanie consistently receives excellent reviews and outstanding evaluations.


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Dr. Courtney Teague

Dr. Courtney is the president and principal consultant of Techknowledgey Works and C7 Enterprises, LLC).

She has over 15 years of experience in passionately helping organizations, learning teams, and training professionals successfully transform learning into equitable experiences. She has participated in over 100 industry conferences as a speaker, expert panelist, and workshop trainer. She advises learning and development leaders in areas like virtual classroom strategy, technology selection, logistics, and more.

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Tracy Y Washington

Tracy is a Leadership Engagement Consultant, Speaker, Trainer, and Coach, and creator, and author of “The Relationship Leadership Philosophy” and Leadership Development Programs including, “Bottom Line Behavior” and “You Be More Confident Executive Coaching for Women.” She is known for helping leaders and organizations to engage and build strong team relationships and improve emotional intelligence competencies to navigate the seamless transition to new and greater challenges for the future.


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Our Approach

We are a veteran-owned consulting firm that specializes in helping organizations create inclusive cultures that leverage diversity and inclusion for a competitive advantage. We accomplish this by developing strategies that enable our clients to attract, develop, and retain highly skilled talents from an emerging, diverse workforce. At the same time, we help our clients enhance the engagement, knowledge, and skills of current employees.

We Are Family 

As a certified minority and veteran-owned HR and Diversity consulting firm, Icarus Consulting understands how important it is to empower all members of the organization to drive positive organizational change in today’s rapidly changing business landscape. We’re based in Atlanta, but we have the global capability. This is achieved by partnering with an exceptional network of HR, talent management, diversity and inclusion, and business experts to deliver exceptional service around the corner and across the globe.

We Defy Gravity

We are a veteran-owned consulting firm that specializes in helping organizations leverage diversity and inclusion for a competitive advantage. We accomplish this by developing strategies that enable our clients to attract, develop, and retain highly skilled talents from an emerging, diverse workforce. At the same time, we help our clients enhance the engagement, knowledge, and skills of current employees.

Our Value

Icarus Consulting LLC helps clients drive positive changes in today’s rapidly evolving business landscape. We customize solutions to resolve our clients’ toughest challenges that relate to:

  • Developing and Delivering Training on Unconscious Bias
  • Establishing D&I Councils
  • Leveraging Our Proprietary BRG Leadership Academy℠ to Transform Resource Groups
  • Launching Executive Learning Programs
  • Implementing Mentoring Programs
  • Coaching Senior Executives, Emerging Leaders, or High-Potential Employees

Icarus Consulting LLC works with organizations to design and implement strategies that result in healthy cultures—often in the context of rapidly changing market and industry conditions. Our team is comprised of seasoned consultants with extensive operating experience in both the public and the private sectors. 

Our firm serves clients across multiple industries, including:

          • Energy

          • Manufacturing
          • Consumer Products
          • Financial Services
          • Healthcare
          • Higher Education
          • Insurance
          • Life Sciences
          • Logistics
          • Public Health
          • Retail
          • Technology

At Icarus Consulting LLC, we believe that everybody can fly! Let us help you defy gravity.

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