Randi BryantDiversity & Inclusion Strategist, Speaker & Author

 

Bio

“Ms. Bryant’s Neversays message resonated positively with my organization’s tenured sales executives. She was effective in sharing insights which will enable meaningful dialogue and communication across the business with both internal and external partners.”

Sonja Johnson-Williams, Director, West Division Majors, Comcast Business

“Randi takes on exceedingly complex issues that have been central to race, class and gender divisiveness that leaves participants feeling hopeful and inspired that “finally” there’s something to elegantly address these hot button issues that continue to polarize workplaces.”

Kevin Brown, President/CEO, Vector Holding Group




Randi Bryant is a diversity and inclusion strategist, speaker, trainer, and author. She focuses on making connections and cultivating empathy in this diverse world; one speech, seminar, article, book and conversation at a time. Following her education at Tuskegee and post-graduate studies at The College of William & Mary and the University of Virginia, Randi worked as the Director of Training for two emerging technology companies. She next founded a corporate training company, Bryant Consulting Group, in 2001 which allowed her to travel the country educating on anti-discrimination, communication in a diverse work environment and how to capitalize on a diverse workforce. For 16 years as president of Bryant Consulting Group, she became even more fascinated with how uninformed people in the United States are about racial, gender and cultural issues – and how scared people are to have a conversation with someone different than them. These communication barriers preclude an inclusive, cohesive and effective workplace.

Randi focuses on having these uncomfortable conversations to get us to better understand each other in order to foster empathy and create unity in the world. She does so by moving discussions from mere theoretical musings to conversations involving practical tools and strategies.

Randi is also the author of the highly acclaimed diversity and inclusion book, Neversays: 25 Phrases You Should Never Ever Say to Keep Your Job & Friends.

I think the foundation of everything in my life is wonder.

- Alice Walker -

The Studio

NEVERSAYS

We’ve been placed in diverse environments, provided with elaborate Diversity & Inclusivity Mission Statements, and been expected to make it work. We’ve been expected to communicate with people, without being provided any real guidance on exactly how to do that. No one would send you to another country and expect you to not break any laws, without telling you what the key laws were.

Neversays is a practical guide that quickly teaches us the biggest cultural communication pitfalls, how to avoid them, and an explanation of why the phrases are offensive.

If you would like to improve your communication skills, work in a more cohesive environment, improve your existing work and social relationships and develop new relationships, I am confident that The Neversays will be helpful.

  

BEATNIK24

The purpose for Beatnik24 is to foster awareness, love and unity within the Black community. My intention is for Black people to love themselves and each other. It sounds somewhat silly, I guess; but oftentimes my people are overwhelmed with negative images, bad news, and stereotyped characters about us. I’d like to flip that script. I’d like to remind us, as often as I can, how incredible we are. I’d like to expose the hypocrisy and bias of the media, the government and our educational systems. We are operating with a handicap if we don’t love ourselves and each other.

I often write about things that are uncomfortable to talk about. What I hope is that I can trigger people to think about things from a different perspective and to get people talking about things with a level of empathy. My desire is to foster communication and to build understanding by honestly sharing myself.

    

OTHER WORKS

Check out my other creations:

All the Women in My Family Sing is a vital collection of prose and poetry by women of color [including Randi Bryant], with topics that range from the pressures of being the vice-president of a Fortune 500 Company, to escaping the killing fields of Cambodia, to the struggles inside immigration, identity, romance and self-worth.

Ordinary life is pretty complex stuff.

- Harvey Pekar -

Video

 

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.

- Maya Angelou -

Blog

Beatnik24
Oct 17

“Want My Look” gymwear editorial

I have an obsession with details and pattern. Fashion to me has become very disposable; I wanted to get back to craft, to clothes that could last. Beauty is perfect…

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Hello world!

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Oct 17
Neversays
Jul 13

These Ears Are Deaf To Any Apologies For Any White Person Using the N-Word

My career as a Diversity & Inclusion Strategist, Speaker, Educator and Writer has taught me a few things: Typically, I have the ability to see and appreciate both sides of…

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Beyonce & Being Unapologetically Black

Regardless of our opinion about it; some stuff is simply undeniable:  The best macaroni and cheese is cooked in the oven and not on the stove.  The Kardashians have more…

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May 7

If you surrendered to the air, you could ride it.

- Toni Morrison -

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