Hello, my name is Shawn Pelletier, I am a consultant and a Certified Diversity Professional (NDCCDP) focused on solving Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) challenges.   My passion for DE&I developed from a 28-year career working for global, multicultural, pharmaceutical companies.  I pivoted in my career away from Clinical Research to follow my passion for helping individuals and organizations elevate their own understanding of these terms.  My approach to this work integrates both theory and practical experience from being a department leader, a manager of people, and a team leader and collaborator on small- and large-scale global projects.  My corporate experience includes leading diverse Research & Development teams on projects that improved efficiencies, promoted teamwork, enhanced inclusivity, increased quality, and decreased risk.

My global experience amplified my versatility, situational leadership, and inclusive mindset which are invaluable for solving today’s business challenges in DE&I work.   I understand the importance of community and belonging, the strength of diversity, and the unlimited innovation that real inclusivity can cultivate.  I love helping clients think differently about DE&I work, recognizing that small shifts can make a big difference over time.  In my hometown of Colchester, CT, I am the Chair of Colchester’s Openness to Respecting Equity (CORE) Commission where we focus on education for promoting dialogue and fostering inclusion in the town.

I am an experienced leader who connects easily with people and thrives by working collaboratively to solve important problems.  Please reach out, I would love to explore what’s possible.