LEADERSHIP

The Cultural Mastery movement was birthed from the principles in the book, The 6 Stages of Cultural Mastery, by Ricardo Gonzalez. The book was such a success, and feedback was so positive, that we realized that leaders wanted and needed more beyond a book. 

Ricardo is the CEO of Bilingual America, a trusted advisor to leaders around the globe, author of multiple books, and a popular conference speaker. He is also very active within the Cultural Mastery Community of leaders. His full bio and works are here.

Ricardo Gonzalez Speaking
Ricardo Gonzalez

COMMUNITY DIRECTORS

The following two women are critical to the success of the Cultural Mastery Community. Norma is our Community Engagement Director and Noenia is our Community Support Director. Both offer their time and expertise to support our mission of developing culturally healthy and skilled leaders.

Noenia Rodriguez-Badilla, MBA

Noenia Rodriguez-Badilla, MBA

Director of Training
Bilingual America
Master Teacher and Facilitator

Norma Marquez-Barahona, MBA

Norma Marquez-Barahona, MBA

Papa John's International
Program Project Manager
Diversity and Inclusion Specialist

ADVISORY COUNCIL

We are incredibly fortunate to have a core leadership group that beyond their impressive career success, to the person, has demonstrated a sincere desire to live out the principles of Cultural Mastery. These multi-cultural leaders are all actively engaged in the Cultural Mastery community, from time-to-time teach here, and are trusted advisors to Ricardo and his team. Click on any person to see their full bio.

Mariela Romero

Mariela Romero

Community Empowerment Director
Univision
Winner of 23 Emmy Awards

DePriest Waddy

DePriest Waddy

CEO
Families First
MBA, KSU Coles Business College

Theresa Schroeder

Theresa Schroeder

VP of Community & Citizenship
Turner Construction Company
Board of ACE Mentor Program

Jim Link

Jim Link

Former CHRO
Randstad North America
SHRM National Board Member

Adrian Bazemore

Adrian Bazemore

Director of Int Restaurant Training
Chick-fil-A Corporate
Learning Development Expert

Dr. Shirley Raines

Dr. Shirley Raines

President Emeritus
The University of Memphis
Author and Public Speaker

Dr. Nicole LaBeach

Dr. Nicole LaBeach

CEO
Volition Enterprises
Diversity & Inclusion Strategist

Joe Jacobi

Joe Jacobi

Former CEO, USA Canoe/Kayak
Olympic Gold Medalist
Executive Coach and Mentor

Yovany Jerez

Yovany Jerez

Chief of Staff
AT&T Video and Broadband
National Hispanic Leader

Crystal Khalil

Crystal Khalil

Co-CEO
Sister Diamonds
Executive Coach, Author, Speaker

Dr. David Johnson

Dr. David Johnson

President
Johnston Community College
Ed.D from NCSU

Veronica Maldonado

Veronica Maldonado

CEO
VMT Consulting Group
Creator of Driven to Thrive

Kelly Haas

Kelly Haas

Certified Strengths Coach
The Gallup Organization
Mentor at Tutoring Chicago

Chris N. West

Chris N. West

President
LR Training Solutions
Author and Public Speaker