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Paul Gimenez

Director, Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Belonging

With roots in neuroscience and psychology research, Paul is a sought-after speaker, coach, teacher, and trusted advisor to senior executives who are determined to unlock individual and collective potential through the translation and application of 21st-century science.

In his work with The Design Gym, Paul brings his deep subject matter expertise to help organizations develop and deploy evidence-based, people-centric learning and culture change initiatives to foster and advance diverse and inclusive cultures of belonging.

Paul’s academic background has included stints at the Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Research (Stanford School of Medicine), brainLENS (UCSF), and the Loss, Trauma, and Emotion Lab (Teacher’s College, Columbia University). Professionally, he has has served as the Head of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging at Guitar Center Company and has held leadership roles in various innovative professional services firms—including Mentora Institute, NeuroLeadership Institute, and Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA)—where he supported organizations in the strategy, design, and execution of cutting-edge learning, leadership, culture, and diversity and inclusion strategies, practices, programs, and policies.

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