Build D&I into your DNA

With a proven system and expert support to make diversity and inclusion a way of life.






Change is hard.

But feeling overwhelmed, confused, and discouraged is optional. Change is less an event and more a series of choices about who we want to be and how we want to show up.

  • Who are you?
  • Where are you?
  • Where do you want to be?
  • How will you get there?
  • How will you know when you’ve arrived?

Change doesn’t happen by default, it happens by design. You were designed to be more and give more to the world.

You don’t have to go it alone. We are here to help.

What We Do

Eric Polite & Associates is a leadership development and talent optimization consultancy specialized in helping organizations unleash the real power of diversity to enhance performance and create a competitive advantage today and tomorrow. We are a trusted advisor to progressive leaders seeking to navigate today’s dynamic, diverse, ever-changing workplace and world.

Develop Inclusive Leaders

Leaders bring the weather. Leaders directly influence the climate of the organization; their daily actions and decisions impact, positively or negatively, the results people create and the quality of life they live. No organization can grow faster than its leaders.


Empower Intelligent Teams

Teams are the most important entity in today’s workplace. The majority of work done in organizations is powered by teams. But most businesses don’t equip people with the knowledge, skills, and tools they need to be effective team members or leaders.


Unleash Human Potential

People are the heart, soul, and source of all productivity within organizations. Successful organizations must relentlessly work to create a stimulating environment where people are respected, valued, developed, and personally connected to the work they do.


Accelerate Systems Change

The VUCA world we live and work in places a heavy demand on teams and leaders. To solve tomorrow’s problems and stave off obsolescence today, businesses must evolve to be agile, quick, innovative, collaborative, decisive, adaptive, and creative.


Our Approach

Transformation is not an event. It is a journey of learning and change intended to realize peak performance and renewal at two levels – individual and organizational. While we customize and tailor our interventions for each client, we approach the journey with an inside-out approach consisting of three iterative phases:



Real, sustainable change is rooted in deep awareness. This phase is where we become more aware of and attuned to our purpose, anchored in our values, and connected to our unique gifts, talents, and genius. When we wake up we shift away from acting on autopilot to notice our daily thoughts, words, and deeds.


Growing up means growing into the most exquisite and extraordinary version of ourselves. From the foundation of awareness, we can develop strategies and take actions that honor our highest values and greatest aspirations for self, others, and society. With fresh insights arising from a diversity of perspectives, we are emboldened to identify and articulate “what we must know” and “where we must grow” to realize our intentions. 




In this phase, we declare who we will become in the future, and that informs what we do in our present. Through experience and experimentation, failure and feedback, we are able to create a future state that is more aligned to what we’d like to see and who we’d like to be. By understanding our strengths and developmental areas we can show up as a gift to the people we are meant to serve.