Dr. Shelton Goode

President & CEO, Icarus Consulting

Dr. Shelton Goode is the president and chief executive officer of Icarus Consulting. Icarus Consulting is a veteran-owned firm that helps companies build a diverse workforce and create an inclusive workplace. This is accomplished by partnering with clients to develop strategies to attract, develop, and retain highly skilled talent from an emerging diverse workforce and, at the same time, enhance the engagement, knowledge, and skill of current employees. Dr. Goode has over 20-years of HR and D&I experience, and he has held executive positions in several global companies. He has earned the reputation for being a strategic yet results-oriented leader whose expertise includes Talent Management, Change Management, and Executive Coaching.

Dr Goode was the first person awarded the Roosevelt Thomas Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in the field of diversity, equity and inclusion. Forbes Magazine recently selected him as one of the Top 10 D&I Trailblazers in the country. He has also taught at several colleges and universities and is currently an adjunct professor with Duke University’s Corporate Education department. Dr. Goode has published several books. His most recent book, “Winter in America; The Impact of the 2016 Presidential Election on Diversity in Companies, Communities and the Country is on the Outskirts Press best seller’s list.

Dr. Goode received his Doctorate from the University of Alabama and his master’s degree in human resources from Troy University. He serves on the board of several organizations and has won several awards. Dr. Goode currently resides in the Atlanta area.

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