Charles Belo, Founder & CEO
Hailed as a "soft skills jedi", Mr. Belo has more than three decades of experience with the federal government, the last decade of that time has been exclusively as a diversity and inclusion practitioner. Known for his very personable and disarming style and demeanor, he has been recognized as a skilled inclusion consultant who makes nearly any topic easy to discuss, regardless of who's in the room. This U.S. Air Force veteran is also a career professional in national security analysis, mentoring and coaching, and professional networking.
True to and proud of his native North Carolina roots, Mr. Belo never meets a stranger. A proven dynamic, energetic and engaging speaker and certified facilitator, Mr. Belo is regularly sought after by organizational leaders and workforce teams to provide a variety of diversity and inclusion related workshops, facilitate brainstorming sessions and "power-hour" discussions on such topics as unconscious bias, fostering inclusion on teams or in the workplace, approaching cultural competency, open-mindedness and psychological safety, and others.
Mr. Belo holds a degree in Government and Politics from University of Maryland University College.
Mr. Belo can be reached at Charles.Belo@beloconsultinggroup.org.
What others are saying . . . .
"As a leader and mentor to the DoD, his community and his peers, Charles is accomplished, articulate, engaging and knowledgeable. His skills would be an asset to any company or position. He knows how to strategize and implement plans to address challenges that few want to tackle."
--Sheila B., National Security Analyst, U.S. Dept of Defense
"Charles is simply one of the finest men I have had the pleasure to work with. You would be hard-pressed to find someone better to do business with."
--Mark T. Clark, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science,
Director of the National Security Studies program at California State University, San Bernardino
"Dear Charles, on behalf of all of the students and faculty in Severn's Upper School, Thank You! Thank you for sharing your expertise, your time, your patience and your joy. Thank you for being the keynote speaker and for devoting a full day to leading the upper school's first Unity Day , where we devoted an entire school day to exploring diversity, equity and inclusion from angles that mattered to the students, and where student groups prepared and led discussions with their peers. Thank you for setting the tone, for making sure every voice felt comfortable entering the conversations, for listening carefully to every student and teacher, and for leading one of the break-out sessions. Thank you for helping Severn to grow and thrive!"
--Beatrice Fuller, Upper School Head, Severn School, 2009-2019
"One of the best men of character that you will ever encounter. His professionalism, dedication, and commitment is unwavering."
--Darrell Williams, CEO of Alliance Seminars LLC (www.allianceseminars.org)