Our Mission: Helping organizations find solutions to questions related to diversity, inclusion, and equity that build stronger teams which in turn contributes to financial success.
Vision: With an ever increasing diversity of our population and participation in the global marketplace, there is a greater need to have a clear vision of how to incorporate diversity into our organizations and business practices. This includes evaluation of the employee life cycle, business culture, and opportunities to reach new target markets.
Values: We believe change is accomplished through candid conversations, demonstrating the value of change, fostering strong relationships in the workplace, and opportunities for building a stronger foundation for organizations. Diversity, inclusion and equity are part of this foundation. This is more than doing what is right - but what is good for your business.
Our Diversity Model: Our focus is not only to support authentic conversations, but to provide actionable items to understand the importance of Diversity, create an Inclusive organizational structure free of bias, and promote Equity for internal and external customers by listening to what they offer and need from our organizations.
Nelandra is a Human Resource Consultant and licensed mental health professional with over 20 years in HR. She has served in director level and management roles in the areas of employee relations and organizational learning and development for top hospitality companies in Nevada. A certified Senior Professional in Human Resources, Certified Hospitality Educator, and certified Job and Career Development Coach, Nelandra has developed training programs for various organizations and provides one-on-one executive coaching for leaders to effectively address personal and organizational needs.
Nelandra currently supports companies in her role as a Consultant with her company, True Core Business + Wellness. With a passion for furthering knowledge about diversity within local organizations, Nelandra speaks with work teams about enhancing relationships through inclusion in both the private and public sectors. As a practicing relationship therapist and coach, her background in counseling influences her approach to learning, particularly in the areas of conflict resolution and developing relational and interpersonal skills.
Nelandra is an instructor in the Department of Hotel Management at The International School of Hospitality. She has also worked as an instructor for UNLV’s Hotel College, Continuing Education, and School of Medicine at UNLV. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Studies and Sociology, and a Master of Science in Counseling from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Michael has over 30 years of hospitality experience including fine-dining restaurants, hotel and offsite catering, banquets, convention services, catering sales, convention services, and education. He is also a partner in JMT Eventology and Consortium, focused on event design, business consultation, and speaking on a variety of hospitality topics. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Manager from Kansas State University.
Throughout his career he has been active in training and development of staff, as well as reviewing process management. In 2008, he joined the International School of Hospitality as a lead instructor for the Wedding Coordination and Design course, along with teaching modules in Hotel Operations, Leadership, Hotel Marketing and Sales, and Conference and Meeting Event Planning.
During his academic and work experience, he has been involved in creating inclusive environments, bringing attention to inequities in the workforce, and supporting conversations of cross-cultural awareness, diversity and inclusion. During matriculation he coordinated diversity awareness presentations for the residence halls and classes at Kansas State University and the University of Connecticut. As an instructor at TISOH, he has developed content specifically addressing cultural diversity in planning events.
Michael has served on the Board of Directors for Las Vegas industry associations including the National Association of Catering and Events, International Live Events Association, and Wish Upon A Wedding. He also served on the NACE National Education Committee and Certification Committees and has been a certification instructor for seven years.
Personal Mantra: ‘The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.’ Pablo Picasso.