Catherine Garrod

Founder of Compelling Culture and Former Head of Inclusion at Sky

Catherine Garrod

Founder of Compelling Culture and Former Head of Inclusion at Sky

Catherine Garrod

Founder of Compelling Culture and Former Head of Inclusion at Sky

Catherine Garrod

Catherine Garrod

Catherine is a leading expert in culture change and conscious inclusion, and how you can combine the power of employee engagement, communications, diversity and inclusion. She is the former Head of Inclusion at Sky and during her tenure led the organisation to be the most inclusive employer with 80% of teams increasing diversity both on and off screen.

Themes

Culture
Diversity and Inclusion

Travels from

London, UK

Biography

Catherine Garrod is the founder of Compelling Culture and author of Conscious Inclusion: How to ‘do’ EDI one decision at a time, published in April 2023. She lives by this quote “Unless you’re consciously including people, you’re almost certainly unconsciously excluding people.”

Catherine works with organisations to boost the experience for colleagues, customers and communities. She believes when employees can be themselves and influence how things are done, their lives are better, they’re more creative and better problem solvers. And when consumers are authentically represented in media, products and services, organisations and the communities they serve thrive. Her superpower is absorbing an organisation’s ambition and providing a compelling plan everyone can get behind, with departmental reporting to track progress in every team.

Rather than top-down change initiatives involving huge teams, Catherine advocates for combining skill and will to guide people in their everyday thinking.

Catherine’s track record at Sky

Previously, Catherine led Sky to become the Most Inclusive Employer in the UK, with 80% of teams increasing their diversity. Now as a consultant she combines the power of listening, employee engagement, diversity and inclusion, to make the complex simple. And collaborates to define practical actions people can implement today, tomorrow and the day after, to transform the organisations she works with. And clients using her inclusion diagnostic are achieving a 15% improvement within 18 months.

Catherine’s speaker themes

Catherine is an extremely popular, highly engaging speaker who is straight talking, full of energy, and empowers people who are already passionate about what they do. And she makes the complex simple with practical action people can implement today, tomorrow and the day after. Because as she says when every voice is heard, every person is empowered and everybody takes action, the outcomes are extraordinary.​

Catherine’s book “Conscious Inclusion: How to ‘do’ EDI one decision at a time” is available wherever you get your paperback, digital and audio books.

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