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People + Culture Alchemist
the Founder and CEO of People Optimum Consulting, a minority-owned and Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) with over 20 years of Human Resources experience. She has helped thousands of leaders with strategy, labor law, diversity equity & inclusion, leadership, and workplace nuances.
People + Culture Transformations
Facilitated Learning Experiences
AS A TOP HUMAN RESOURCES EXECUTIVE
for large, public, and private sectors.
She has partnered with Fortune 500, high-tech, and publicly traded organizations, such as Mercedes-Benz, Amazon, Stride, Galvanize, Allstate, Target, Centene,
and many other international, domestic, and non-profit organizations.
Mildred was a featured co-author and Amazon #1 Best Seller in the book Speaking My Truth. She is a member of The John Maxwell Team and SHRM Recertification Provider.
Interested in reading Speaking My Truth?
Speaker. Lecturer. Storyteller.
In 2021, The Wall Street Journal recognized Mildred as a Diversity+Business expert. Mildred has appeared as a contributor in The Wall Street Journal, and she has been a featured guest on ABC and Fox News.
She earned her Executive MBA in Business Leadership from Georgia State University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from The University of Alabama. In addition, Mildred has studied Strategy at Harvard Extension School. Mildred is a certified Senior Human Resources Professional through the Society of Human Resources Management and Human Resources Certification Institute.
Mildred is passionate about advancing her profession and community. Her service includes the 2021 President of West Alabama SHRM Chapter, 2021 Chairperson of the Diverse Business Council of West Alabama, 2021-2024 Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama. In addition, she has spent over 20 years in community organizing and service to women, children, and the homeless.
about the book
Mildred Black, debut (solo) author, makes the case for culture as a valuable, sustainable, and renewable resource. Her message is clear. The future of work is here, and many workplace cultures are not ready. It's time to evaluate workplace culture through an entirely new lens!
Her upbringing, experience, and love for the human potential shape her unique perspective on people and culture were the motivations for this book. Mildred developed a People+Culture Framework, which she uses to help organizations clarify and overcome their toughest challenges which are usually rooted in people and the culture.
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