Bell & Lindsay, Inc. is a specialized organizational development and legislative consulting firm with over thirty years of expertise. We are based in Washington, DC, and Cleveland, Ohio.
Organizational Development Consulting
After infusing equity into organizational processes, conducting diversity training, and ensuring fair hiring practices, today's leaders often realize they have hit a brick wall. While they have diversified their organizations, they realize that more needs to be done to make their organizations truly inclusive.
Our organizational development team offers a customized and diverse portfolio of online diversity and inclusion workshops, organizational equity audits, executive coaching, public speaking, train-the-trainers, 360°-evaluations, and organizational effectiveness interventions that promote inclusive leadership, leadership and team development, and cultural change and alignment. Our tailored, interactive engagements are facilitated by a multicultural team of seasoned consultants and educators who have positively impacted organizations by providing skills, knowledge, tools and processes to help leaders and employees perform optimally in the long-term, particularly around issues of diversity, equity and inclusion.
In our recently published book Beyond Inclusion, our senior executives and authors Jaye Goosby and Josie Lindsay present ways to adopt a holistic and systems view of the organization and present a robust model of how individuals and leaders can experience inclusion in the workplace. Borrowing the African concept of Ubuntu, which assumes the connectedness and interdependence within a social system, the authors frame and make concrete the thoughts and actions that result in inclusive organizations. After presenting an actionable model of organizational inclusion based upon rigorous research with thousands of individual contributors and leaders in several countries including the U.S., the authors discuss concrete strategies and leadership actions that create, nurture, and sustain workplace inclusion. Leaders will learn specific behaviors that energize themselves and their employees, resulting in more inclusive teams, departments, and organizational cultures.
Our relationships with Democratic and Republican Members of the House and the Senate are broad and deep, and our legislative and communications affairs team also includes former senior executive branch officials with an intimate knowledge of the policies, programs, personnel and operations of several key federal departments and agencies.
We are able to quickly identify and engage key decision makers on behalf of our clients. We place particular emphasis on direct contact with Members, and our team of former high-level Congressional and White House staff excel in these areas.
Actions at the state and local level have a profound impact on our clients’ interests. New trends in federalism continue to move regulatory and legislative power to the state and local levels. Policies ranging from antitrust enforcement to environmental protection to homeland security now impact companies as much in the states as in Congress or the federal bureaucracy.
Our legislative advocates are Washington-based professionals, and hold strategic alliances in a number of state capitals that can deliver results in key states.
We also work on an international scale, with both an inward and outward focus. We are skilled at assisting and representing the interests of foreign governments and corporations in their US affairs and business before the Congress and with executive branch agencies. In some cases, we operate as an extension of a country’s embassy or U.S. mission.
We are equally effective at helping our U.S.-based clients in their dealings with foreign governments, including working with embassy officials in the U.S. and with the legislative body and the executive branch in foreign countries.
We also offer legislative advocacy services to promote such wide-ranging causes as federal support for high technology medicine practices, and bringing breakthrough health care technology to scale.
Our consultants range from former directors of the White House Military and the White House Communications Office to former Navy admirals to senior level associates at top management firms, and professors at the finest educational institutions in the country. They are published authors in numerous fields, leading specialists in industry, and have worked closely with federal agency executives for decades, including long-term diversity and resilience initiatives.