Shelomi, founder of HümEIQ Inc., and an Industrial-Organizational (IO) Psychologist draws from over two decades in leadership impact and workforce diversity experiences and academic study.
Through trust-based coaching, Shelomi creates the space for her clients to ask pertinent questions relating to diversity (such as race, gender, age, LGBTQ, disabilities). She supports executives, managers, and top-talent to lead necessary organizational diversity initiatives efforts with meaning and impact.
Passionate to bring the latest, reliable psychological research to address real-world organizational issues, Shelomi developed the BIDE™ (Belonging, Inclusion, Diversity & Equity) Executive Leadership coaching programs. These programs aim to empower and provide the necessary skills for her clients to lead diverse workforce groups with awareness, knowledge, meaning, confidence, and understanding.
Shelomi’s keen awareness of diverse cultures, customs, identities, social classes, and the nuances within comes from having lived in five countries in her lifetime: Sri-Lanka, England, India, Australia, and the USA. In conjunction with her academic, research, and career experiences, these global insights have developed her intrinsic understanding of diverse group dynamics and how collaborative innovation, productivity, and ideas are better harnessed when people are placed in supportive, conducive, and welcoming environments. Her passion is to help leaders create these conducive workforce spaces and top talent to incorporate these BIDE skills in how they lead, ultimately, positively impacting their organization’s productivity and bottom-line.
Shelomi earned a Masters in IO Psychology from Roosevelt University, Chicago, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in IO Psychology at Roosevelt University. Shelomi has published in the Journal of Managerial Psychology on the influence of parental involvement on Millennial workers’ career decisions and work attitudes. Her dissertation, a qualitative study, investigates the career trajectory experiences of minority women leaders in executive positions. She has had the pleasure of interviewing remarkable minority women leaders (Directors, Manager, VP’s, Presidents, and C-suites) from Fortune 50, 100 and Fortune 500 companies across US-based industries such as Aerospace, Airline, Education, Communications, Consultancy, Health, Hospitality, Information Technology, Marketing, Sports, and Utilities. This research has provided valuable insights, which Shelomi incorporates into her executive leadership coaching programs.
Before HümEIQ, and consultancy engagements, Shelomi co-founded Spiculum Inc., a successful IT start-up company that offers comprehensive computer network design, implementation, and support services. Taking on accounts and marketing, Shelomi grew its loyal client base to include law, architectural, and marketing firms within the Chicago area. Before that, Shelomi worked in the US and Australia in executive assistant roles, which provided a vantage point for understanding executive leadership function. During this time, she pursued her academic endeavors in IO Psychology.
Shelomi is a US national-award winning speaker and speechwriter. She won at Phi Ro Pi National Speech competitions, the Illinois Intercollegiate, and the Forensic Association competition in persuasive speaking. She represented the state of Illinois at the Oratory Speech Competition (the oldest and most prestigious speech competition in the nation).
Shelomi is the Vice-President of the Chicago Industrial and Organizational Psychologist (CIOP). This non-profit organization provides a variety of IO Psychology-based events from panel discussions, guest speakers, social engagements for professionals and students in the field. CIOP offers volunteer opportunities for its members, such as the Give Back to Veterans program, which helps veterans with resume building skills and interview preparations.
Active in her community, Shelomi has been a lay-speaker and fundraiser for her church and children’s schools. She occasionally judges for speeches competition tournaments at local community colleges and universities. Shelomi and her husband are the parents of two amazing children and are proud High School Orchestra and Band parents (go Cougars!).
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