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Helen Turnbull PhD

Human Facets
CEO & Principal Consultant
FL, United States

Dr. Helen Turnbull has 25 years of experience assisting businesses in enhancing organizational capabilities. As a practiced Organizational Development consultant, Dr. Turnbull, as CEO of Human Facets, is a global inclusion and diversity specialist.  Her PhD dissertation research was on internalized oppression across cultures and she has a deep knowledge and understanding of what it takes to create an inclusive environment.

Dr. Turnbull's extensive experience includes working with Blue Chip clients such as Texas Instruments, Raytheon, J.P. Morgan Chase, Lehman Brothers, Motorola, Hewlett Packard, AT & T, Lucent Technologies, IBM, and Citigroup Europe. She is currently working in Australia with multiple clients, including Commonwealth Bank, National Australia Bank and Ernst & Young, and many others on Unconscious Bias and its impact on diversity and inclusion, utilizing her psycho-metric assessment tool, "Cognizant".

Dr. Turnbull made major contributions in assisting Texas Instruments to win the Catalyst Award and the Malcolm Baldridge Award and was instrumental in helping both J. P. Morgan Chase and Citigroup Europe win the prestigious Opportunity Now Award and Business in the Community Awards.  Clients in Australia are also now in line to win awards as a result of the work completed on Unconscious Bias.

She is the developer of two online assessment tools which provide clients with behavioral metrics for individuals and organizations; including "Cognizant" an unconscious bias assessment tool which helps leaders identify their blind spots and the "ISM Profile" - an online 360 diversity skills identification assessment which assists organizations to embed an inclusive work environment.

In addition to her doctorate in Human and Organizational Systems, Helen has two Masters Degrees; one in Industrial Psychology and Mental Health Counseling and a second in Human and Organizational systems. She received her undergraduate degree in Sociology and Psychology and is a member of a number of significant professional organizations including the Academy of Management, American Psychological Association, Society for Phenomenology & the Human Sciences and the OD network. In 2009 she won the "Distinguished Research Award" for an article - "Diversity & Inclusion: Developing an Instrument for the identification of Skills deficiencies" published in the Academy of Strategic Management Journal and she also won the nomination to speak at the "Last Lecture series" at Nova SE University. She is also published in the Organizational Culture, Communications and Conflict Journal and is the author of an allegorical tale "Village of Illusions", an upcoming nonfiction book "Looking through the Liking Glass" and "Roadmap to Success" with Deepak Chopra and Ken Blanchard, where she has a featured chapter on "Blind Spots". She is a member of the National Speakers Association, and The Global Speakers Network.   Dr. Turnbull spoke at TEDx Delray Beach on May 3rd 2013 on Inclusion, Exclusion, Illusion and Collusion.  She speaks regularly in Australia, Asia, Europe and the USA.


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