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Dr. Kimberly Harden

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Diversity and Inclusion Speaker, Founder & CEO of Harden Consulting Group, LLC, & Author of The Allyship Challenge™

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Dr. Kimberly Harden Biography

Dr. Kimberly Harden, the CEO of Harden Consulting Group, is a diversity, equity, and inclusion consultant. She advises corporate, nonprofit, and academic leaders on their recruitment, hiring, retention, and promotion strategies and works with them to resolve interpersonal workplace conflicts. She also helps organizations shift from a traditional diversity model to one that emphasizes diversity, interpersonal communication, and talent management (DEBIT Training™).

An award-winning educator and has more than 10 years of experience serving as a professor of Communication Studies. Dr. Harden was a professor at Seattle University before founding Harden Consulting Group, LLC. She is an acclaimed keynoter who has spoken at numerous conferences, seminars, and events about diversity, equity, belonging, and authenticity in the workplace. She is also the author of the book The Allyship Challenge, which discusses being actively engaged in promoting the rights of historically marginalized groups.

Dr. Harden is passionate about justice, leadership, care, and transformation. In 2022, she received the Innovative Response to Social Justice Award from the Commission of Social Justice Educators; the Martin Luther King, Jr. Spirit Award for Community, Equity, and Social Justice from Washington State University; and the Alumni Award for Excellence in Mentoring from the University of Washington.

Dr. Harden received her undergraduate degree in Communication from the University of Washington, a master’s degree in Communication and Leadership Studies from Gonzaga University, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Concordia University. Dr. Harden agrees with Aristotle’s assertion that “educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”

Speaking Topics
  • The Allyship Challenge™

    Ask yourself what it means to be an “ally.” Do you fully understand the word’s meaning, or are you jumping on another verbal bandwagon to fit in? It is easy for us to announce ourselves as “allies,” but “ally” is nothing more than an empty buzzword. Assuming the role of an “ally” is not enough. We need to be stewards and protectors for those who experience discrimination. In other words, if we want to transform society, we need to be Advocates and Accomplices. The Allyship Challenge™ workshop will explain the difference between an ally, an advocate, and an accomplice and explain the steps on how to advance to each level.

    Attendee Results:

    • Understand the Ally–Advocate–Accomplice framework.
    • Reflect on experiences of internalized superiority/inferiority and power dynamics.
      • Learn how to take the Allyship Challenge.

  • Sick and Tired, Tired and Sick: My Experience with Racial Battle Fatigue

    Racism is killing people, and it almost killed me. Racism is not just the significant atrocities discussed by the mainstream media. Many people, like award-winning diversity, inclusion, and equity strategist and CEO Dr. Kimberly Harden, struggled with racial battle fatigue: the physical and psychological toll of dealing with a constant barrage of discrimination and racist acts and attitudes.

    Attendee Results:

    • Learn how racial battle fatigue manifests itself
    • Understand the negative impact institutional and systemic racism has on one's health, workplace, finances, and education.
    • Learn strategies to overcome racial battle fatigue.
    • Learn how to dismantle the systems that cause racial battle fatigue.

  • Removing the Mask: Being Your Authentic Self in the Workplace

    The microaggressive command, “Bring your authentic (or whole) self to work,” is often spewed at people of color and women. It is an interesting command for several reasons and, unfortunately, it doesn't apply to ALL employees.

    Attendee Results:

    • Understand what authenticity is and why it’s vital to the workplace
    • Learn the four main barriers to authentic expression
    • Learn how to embrace your authentic self and how to support and encourage others’ authentic expression
    • Learn how a corporate culture of curiosity, compassion, and collaboration leads to workplace authenticity

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Books
The Allyship Challenge: How to Move Beyond Performative Allyship and Become a Genuine Accomplice

The Allyship Challenge: How to Move Beyond Performative Allyship and Become a Genuine Accomplice

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  • How do I book Dr. Kimberly Harden to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Dr. Kimberly Harden for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Dr. Kimberly Harden, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Dr. Kimberly Harden or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Dr. Kimberly Harden

    Speaking fees for Dr. Kimberly Harden, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Dr. Kimberly Harden are under $10,000 for live events and under $10,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Dr. Kimberly Harden, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Dr. Kimberly Harden speak about?

  • Where does Dr. Kimberly Harden travel from?

    Dr. Kimberly Harden generally travels from Charlotte, NC, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Dr. Kimberly Harden’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Dr. Kimberly Harden for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Dr. Kimberly Harden for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Dr. Kimberly Harden or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Diversity and Inclusion Speaker, Founder & CEO of Harden Consulting Group, LLC, & Author of The Allyship Challenge™

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Dr. Kimberly Harden Biography

Dr. Kimberly Harden, the CEO of Harden Consulting Group, is a diversity, equity, and inclusion consultant. She advises corporate, nonprofit, and academic leaders on their recruitment, hiring, retention, and promotion strategies and works with them to resolve interpersonal workplace conflicts. She also helps organizations shift from a traditional diversity model to one that emphasizes diversity, interpersonal communication, and talent management (DEBIT Training™).

An award-winning educator and has more than 10 years of experience serving as a professor of Communication Studies. Dr. Harden was a professor at Seattle University before founding Harden Consulting Group, LLC. She is an acclaimed keynoter who has spoken at numerous conferences, seminars, and events about diversity, equity, belonging, and authenticity in the workplace. She is also the author of the book The Allyship Challenge, which discusses being actively engaged in promoting the rights of historically marginalized groups.

Dr. Harden is passionate about justice, leadership, care, and transformation. In 2022, she received the Innovative Response to Social Justice Award from the Commission of Social Justice Educators; the Martin Luther King, Jr. Spirit Award for Community, Equity, and Social Justice from Washington State University; and the Alumni Award for Excellence in Mentoring from the University of Washington.

Dr. Harden received her undergraduate degree in Communication from the University of Washington, a master’s degree in Communication and Leadership Studies from Gonzaga University, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Concordia University. Dr. Harden agrees with Aristotle’s assertion that “educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”

Dr. Kimberly Harden Speaking Topics

  • The Allyship Challenge™

    Ask yourself what it means to be an “ally.” Do you fully understand the word’s meaning, or are you jumping on another verbal bandwagon to fit in? It is easy for us to announce ourselves as “allies,” but “ally” is nothing more than an empty buzzword. Assuming the role of an “ally” is not enough. We need to be stewards and protectors for those who experience discrimination. In other words, if we want to transform society, we need to be Advocates and Accomplices. The Allyship Challenge™ workshop will explain the difference between an ally, an advocate, and an accomplice and explain the steps on how to advance to each level.

    Attendee Results:

    • Understand the Ally–Advocate–Accomplice framework.
    • Reflect on experiences of internalized superiority/inferiority and power dynamics.
      • Learn how to take the Allyship Challenge.

  • Sick and Tired, Tired and Sick: My Experience with Racial Battle Fatigue

    Racism is killing people, and it almost killed me. Racism is not just the significant atrocities discussed by the mainstream media. Many people, like award-winning diversity, inclusion, and equity strategist and CEO Dr. Kimberly Harden, struggled with racial battle fatigue: the physical and psychological toll of dealing with a constant barrage of discrimination and racist acts and attitudes.

    Attendee Results:

    • Learn how racial battle fatigue manifests itself
    • Understand the negative impact institutional and systemic racism has on one's health, workplace, finances, and education.
    • Learn strategies to overcome racial battle fatigue.
    • Learn how to dismantle the systems that cause racial battle fatigue.

  • Removing the Mask: Being Your Authentic Self in the Workplace

    The microaggressive command, “Bring your authentic (or whole) self to work,” is often spewed at people of color and women. It is an interesting command for several reasons and, unfortunately, it doesn't apply to ALL employees.

    Attendee Results:

    • Understand what authenticity is and why it’s vital to the workplace
    • Learn the four main barriers to authentic expression
    • Learn how to embrace your authentic self and how to support and encourage others’ authentic expression
    • Learn how a corporate culture of curiosity, compassion, and collaboration leads to workplace authenticity

Dr. Kimberly Harden Videos

  • How to Eliminate Racism in the Workplace?
    From spotting misused phrases to developing allyship skills, join Sydney Neely and Dr. Kimberly Harden as we take a look at how to eliminate racism...

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  • How do I book Dr. Kimberly Harden to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Dr. Kimberly Harden for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Dr. Kimberly Harden, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Dr. Kimberly Harden or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Dr. Kimberly Harden

    Speaking fees for Dr. Kimberly Harden, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Dr. Kimberly Harden are under $10,000 for live events and under $10,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Dr. Kimberly Harden, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Dr. Kimberly Harden speak about?

  • Where does Dr. Kimberly Harden travel from?

    Dr. Kimberly Harden generally travels from Charlotte, NC, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Dr. Kimberly Harden’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Dr. Kimberly Harden for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Dr. Kimberly Harden for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Dr. Kimberly Harden or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Dr. Kimberly Harden is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as The Allyship Challenge™, Sick and Tired, Tired and Sick: My Experience with Racial Battle Fatigue and Removing the Mask: Being Your Authentic Self in the Workplace. The estimated speaking fee range to book Dr. Kimberly Harden for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Dr. Kimberly Harden generally travels from Charlotte, NC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Xernona Clayton, Carin Taylor, Israel Greene, Jasmine Crowe-Houston and Bethaney Wilkinson. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Dr. Kimberly Harden for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Dr. Kimberly Harden Speaking Topics

  • The Allyship Challenge™

    Ask yourself what it means to be an “ally.” Do you fully understand the word’s meaning, or are you jumping on another verbal bandwagon to fit in? It is easy for us to announce ourselves as “allies,” but “ally” is nothing more than an empty buzzword. Assuming the role of an “ally” is not enough. We need to be stewards and protectors for those who experience discrimination. In other words, if we want to transform society, we need to be Advocates and Accomplices. The Allyship Challenge™ workshop will explain the difference between an ally, an advocate, and an accomplice and explain the steps on how to advance to each level.

    Attendee Results:

    • Understand the Ally–Advocate–Accomplice framework.
    • Reflect on experiences of internalized superiority/inferiority and power dynamics.
      • Learn how to take the Allyship Challenge.

  • Sick and Tired, Tired and Sick: My Experience with Racial Battle Fatigue

    Racism is killing people, and it almost killed me. Racism is not just the significant atrocities discussed by the mainstream media. Many people, like award-winning diversity, inclusion, and equity strategist and CEO Dr. Kimberly Harden, struggled with racial battle fatigue: the physical and psychological toll of dealing with a constant barrage of discrimination and racist acts and attitudes.

    Attendee Results:

    • Learn how racial battle fatigue manifests itself
    • Understand the negative impact institutional and systemic racism has on one's health, workplace, finances, and education.
    • Learn strategies to overcome racial battle fatigue.
    • Learn how to dismantle the systems that cause racial battle fatigue.

  • Removing the Mask: Being Your Authentic Self in the Workplace

    The microaggressive command, “Bring your authentic (or whole) self to work,” is often spewed at people of color and women. It is an interesting command for several reasons and, unfortunately, it doesn't apply to ALL employees.

    Attendee Results:

    • Understand what authenticity is and why it’s vital to the workplace
    • Learn the four main barriers to authentic expression
    • Learn how to embrace your authentic self and how to support and encourage others’ authentic expression
    • Learn how a corporate culture of curiosity, compassion, and collaboration leads to workplace authenticity

Dr. Kimberly Harden Speaker Videos

  • How to Eliminate Racism in the Workplace?
    From spotting misused phrases to developing allyship skills, join Sydney Neely and Dr. Kimberly Harden as we take a look at how to eliminate racism in the workplace!

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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