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Dr. Falon Thacker

Dr. Falon Thacker

(she/her)

Senior Consultant

Woman | Practitioner | Educator | Scholar & Advocate

Dr. Falon Thacker believes that she can’t experience the fullness of own humanity without equity and justice for all of humanity, especially for those she loves. As an IDEA practitioner, her goal is to meet every client where they are and strategically and empathetically define where clients must go – to ensure a just and equitable workplace for all. Whether facilitating a learning experience or partnering for a long-term assessment project, Dr. Falon wants clients to feel her approach is relative, timely and a personalized experience tailored to the organization’s needs.  

Dr. Falon has worked with a range of industries to design, lead, train, inspire, integrate, and assess IDEA as a strategic practice for both educational and corporate entities. She is a coach, guide, and advisor to CEOs, CDOs and other executive leaders regarding assessments and IDEA strategic planning. She is experienced in teaching and designing learning experiences that are empathetic, inclusive, and engaging for diverse learners and groups who hold varying levels of IDEA knowledge, awareness, and skills. 

Falon is a peer-reviewed published author in IDEA scholarly research, with an emphasis on recommendations for practicing IDEA in our everyday lives as leaders and people. She was an award-winning leader in higher education, is a certified trainer for several talent acquisition, cultural competency, and personality assessments/inventories/tools. When she is not consulting with clients, she enjoys reading and traveling with her partner. 

Dr. Falon Thacker

How often do you think about the color of your skin? Why do you think that is?

As a white-identifying IDEA practitioner, I aspire to continuously acknowledge and learn from the intersections of my whiteness and IDEA consulting. This is important so I do not center my own experiences and needs when partnering with clients.

Do you think people can really change?

In my own inner-work journey, I’ve changed a lot. I continue to unlearn the attitudes, beliefs, and policies that do not promote equitable and inclusive environments for all groups of people. I had to get comfortable with discomfort.

What belief took you the longest to unlearn?

That people who look like me shouldn’t work in IDEA. I learned White leaders in organizations must be a part of change. I believe I have a responsibility to make the world a better place for everyone.

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Join us for an engaging and interactive Zoom panel with Be Equitable team members who will discuss important issues currently facing the LGBTQ+ community, explore the power of allyship, and transforming workspaces that foster a sense of belonging for all.
Listen, learn and connect with other DEI colleagues and changemakers who every day bravely speak the truth about how together we can create a just and equitable world for all. We hope that you will join us.

This session is part of our #BE365 series which celebrates, educates, and highlights cultural moments and under-represented voices throughout the year.

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Let’s go beyond the buzzwords to create workplaces that work for people of all races, ethnicities, identities, and abilities. It won’t be neat. And it certainly won’t be simple. Our BE team is ready and committed to get it done.

As we enter this next chapter of our story, we invite you to BE bold, BE inclusive, and BE authentic to the vision you have for yourself and your organization. And together we can create workplaces that are just and equitable for all.