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Placida Gallegos

Placida Gallegos has been an organization development consultant and executive coach for the past 30 years engaged in supporting diverse individuals, groups and organizations in thriving and achieving optimal outcomes.  Her work spans a wide range of industries including corporations, non-profits, foundations, educational institutions and governmental agencies.  Solfire Consulting Group specializes in strategic culture change work, supporting organizations in recognizing and more fully utilizing their diverse talent and untapped potential through the practice of inclusive leadership. Throughout her career in academia and organizational consulting, she has supported the creation of healthier, more inclusive cultures where people can contribute their individual and cultural strengths. 

Recent publications include a chapter in “Diversity Resistance in Organizations” edited by Kecia M. Thomas (2020) and another in Ferdman and Deane’s “Diversity at Work: The Practice of Inclusion” entitled “The Work of Inclusive Leadership:  Fostering Authentic Relationships, Modeling Courage and Humility” and a chapter co-authored with Ilene Wasserman in “The NTL Handbook of Organization Development and Change” entitled “Diversity and Inclusion in Organizational Practice.”

Events with Placida Gallegos

Dare to Connect WE-LAB
August 17 - 21, 2022

  This interactive workshop with the Solfire Relational Institute will create a space to explore and support our capacity for a “we-space” that embraces our differences and maximizes our practice in connecting with each other across those differences with curiosity and fierce love.  The workshop begins on Wednesday afternoon, August 17 with arrivals before dinner and ends at noon on Sunday, August 21, with lunch available before departure.    Are you drawn to engaging with others across racial, generational, ethnic, gender, religious, and class differences in ways that account for inequitable power relations and structures?  Do you desire to experience…