The CQ Spotlight initiative aims to showcase stories about the impactful work that CQ Certified Facilitators do at home and abroad. The CQ Spotlight for this quarter is Robin Shabazz!
Robin Shabazz, Principal and Founder of the Eastledge Group, LLC, is a business and human capital consultant with expertise in guiding organizations in developing internal capabilities to become more efficient working in diverse environments. She also uses the Cultural Intelligence model to assist leaders in transforming their cultural awareness into appropriate action.
Robin is a licensed attorney and a trained civil mediator in the State of Ohio, whose career has spanned over 30 years with proven results in cultural transformation, diversity and inclusion, human resource management, and employee relations. As a certified Unconscious Bias, Racial Justice, and Cultural Intelligence professional, Robin capitalizes on her diverse background to deliver simple yet practical tactics to help organizations understand their “cultural lens” and build the knowledge, strategies, and action plans that enable them to manage and relate to people of all backgrounds and thus foster a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace for employees, customers, and other stakeholders. Her clients range from nonprofits to global Fortune 50 companies to technology start-ups. Regardless of the industry, CQ is a necessary skill for 2022 and beyond.
Prior to forming The Eastledge Group, Robin held several leadership roles within global retail companies. She served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Signet Jewelers, Inc. where she was responsible for developing and executing the human capital strategy. While at Luxottica Retail, she built a nationally recognized Human Capital analytics infrastructure, which linked employee behaviors and traits to business outcomes. Her work was published in Talent Management Magazine and the book Calculating Success: How the New Workplace Analytics Will Revitalize Your Organization. Robin was recognized as a “2nd Act Honoree” in 2019 by the Cincinnati Business Courier in recognition of the success of her start-up, The Eastledge Group. She was also awarded the 2020 Volunteer Leadership Award by the Ohio Society for Human Resource Management Council in recognition of her dedication to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion.
Clients seek her counsel on a wide array of workplace issues such as; developing cultural intelligence, racial justice dialogues, diversity, equity and inclusion roadmaps, implicit bias training and cross-cultural coaching. Her portfolio of clients includes: Revecore, ConnXus Inc., Toyota Motor Manufacturing (Indiana),Metro/SORTA, Frost Brown Todd LLC, American Scaffolding Inc., Akron Community Foundation, the Ohio Department of Health, Empower Media, Ronald McDonald House, Cincinnati Bar Association/Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati, the State of Ohio, Cincinnati Regional Chamber of Commerce and the University of Cincinnati, College of Law.
Robin speaks at workshops, universities, seminars and events on managing unconscious bias, cultural intelligence, antiracism and diversity, equity and inclusion. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and a Juris Doctor.
Want To Become The Next CQ Spotlight?
The CQ Spotlight initiative offers CQ Certified Facilitators the opportunity to showcase their CQ work with our readers on our blog page, social media, and upcoming Certified Facilitator Newsletter. To submit a request to be featured, simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- Why is CQ important to you?
- How has CQ impacted your life and business?
- Share an important CQ experience, project, or deal.
About the Cultural Intelligence Center
The Cultural Intelligence Center is an innovative, research-based consulting and training organization that draws upon empirical findings to help executives, companies, universities, and government organizations assess and improve cultural intelligence (CQ) – the ability to work effectively with people from different nationalities, ethnicities, age groups, and more. We provide you with innovative solutions that improve multicultural performance based on rigorous academic research. More information about the Cultural Intelligence Center can be found on our website located at http://www.CulturalQ.com.