President of NLYB Solutions
Nicole Butts is an accomplished Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) executive, strategist, coach, facilitator, and public speaker who specializes in transforming executives into inclusive and equitable organizational leaders. As a facilitator of learning and challenging cultural dialogues, Nicole creates welcoming and safe spaces for people to engage, explore, and grow. Each person is at a different point in their personal and professional DEI journeys and Nicole meets them where they are. She makes difficult conversations easy and facilitates growth dialogue.
During her 20-year career, she has built multiple inaugural DEI offices and coached, trained, and counseled senior leadership on diversity, equity, and inclusion matters. She has served as a chief diversity officer; a director of employee diversity, inclusion, and climate; director of equal employment; and an executive consultant. Nicole is the founder of NLYB Solutions, a DEI consulting firm helping executives, executive teams, and organizations courageously and effectively navigate personal, professional, and organizational DEI journeys. NLYB Solutions was recognized as a Top Ten Emerging Diversity & Inclusion Companies of 2021 by HR Tech Outlook magazine.
Nicole is the creator of SHIFT, a transformational five-step framework for creating systemic, effective, measurable, and sustainable DEI cultural change and organizational outcomes.