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DeEtta Jones


DeEtta is a widely sought after thought leader on issues ranging from social justice to everyday practices for nurturing a healthy organizational culture. Each presentation is based on research, customized to the specifics of the group and presented with DeEtta’s hallmark levels of approachability and humor.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Reducing Bias And Increasing The Propensity For Trust Across Cultures
  • Personal And Organizational Transformation
  • Enhancing Employee Engagement



DeEtta Jones Biography

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  • DeEtta designed and delivered a leadership program that has been instrumental in building relationships and leadership capacity within and across the divisions of the Department of State. Her positive focus—building on strengths and anchoring to a strong sense of shared purpose—deeply resonates with us.

    Ken Detzner, Secretary of State, Florida

  • DeEtta is a masterful keynote speaker. She weaves together research-based concepts, her own riveting personal story and techniques for practical, immediate application. I highly recommend her.

    Beth Sowder, Director of Social Sustainability, City of Fort Collins, Colorado

  • DeEtta met with academic and administrative leaders across campus, and the consistent feedback I received was ‘she made you look good.’ She is professional, engaging, forward-thinking and really has her finger on the pulse of the best and most effective practices in universities. She is a masterful facilitator of critical conversations.

    Damon E. Jaggars, Vice Provost and Director of University Libraries The Ohio State University