Chuck Shelton is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Greatheart Consulting in Seattle. For more than 25 years he has honed a unique expertise in engaging and equipping white male leaders and their diverse colleagues to grow their global business through inclusive leadership. This specialty led to the publication of his groundbreaking book, Leadership 101 For White Men.
He has developed inclusive leaders through global D&I projects on strategy, culture, engagement, talent, learning, and sales at Aetna, Alaska Airlines, Avon, Capgemini, the Johnson Space Center, Key Bank, Liberty Mutual, Turner Construction, and in more than seventy other organizations. He designed and directs the first and ongoing Study on White Men Leading Through Diversity & Inclusion. Corporate sponsors for the 2012 research included Alcoa, Bank of America, Exelon, Intel, Marsh & McLennan, PepsiCo, PwC, and Walmart Stores.
Earlier in his career, Chuck negotiated, designed and managed the first research project to benchmark 130 diversity practices in twenty leading firms in the technology industry, commissioned by Microsoft. In his first multicultural management job, he directed a social service agency for refugee resettlement across California, leading a team of thirty from five nations.
Chuck holds a master’s degree in ethics from an evangelical graduate school, Fuller Theological Seminary, and a bachelor’s degree in conflict studies from progressive Evergreen State College. He is certified to facilitate twelve leadership development programs.
Since 1981, Chuck has spoken, consulted, coached, trained, researched, and written on leadership development and global diversity and inclusion internationally, through more than 380 presentations and projects.
He lives near Seattle with Suzanne, a clinical psychologist, and loves to hike and work in the family’s 60-acre forest in the mountains of central Washington.