Our Services


DEI Coaching for Leaders

Our highly experienced team of experts have coached over a thousand leaders globally. We provide personalized, in-depth coaching to develop a leader’s DEI acumen, with a focus on growing inclusive leadership skills. Our expert coaches employ a variety of practical coaching tools and strategies to inspire lasting behavioral change.

Personalized Leadership Coaching

We work with leaders to understand how DEI concepts are related to their work environments, including the key cultural dimensions impacting their workplaces and what is driving the need to develop heightened cultural self-awareness.

We pride ourselves on creating a safe space in our coaching relationships that helps to cultivate meaningful learning experiences and allow for critical conversations.

Coaching That Supports Your DEI Objectives

Our coaching program focuses on developing key leadership skills and behavioral change strategies. During their personalized coaching sessions, leaders will learn targeted and customized strategies to add to their inclusive leadership tool kits, across bci’s areas of expertise:

Unconscious Bias Awareness

Developing Cultural Competence

Authentic Leadership Principles

Best Practices for Organizational Management

How to Thrive as a Leader of Color

Our Coaches

Dr. Summer Allen


DEI & Leadership Coach

Dr. Komal Bhasin


Senior DEI Consultant
Mental Health Expert-in-Residence

Joanna Kirke


DEI Coach & Speaker

The inclusive coaching session that Ritu led our senior team through was incredibly impactful. Her approach is practical, grounded in behavioral science, and starts by asking leaders to look inward.

Dave DiFelice

Vice President, Customer Service and Operations, Canadian Tire Financial Services

Dr. Summer Allen, PhD

Summer is an executive level leadership coach, speaker, and consultant with over 15 years of experience in improving organizational and employee performance through her expertise in DEI, organizational change, emotional intelligence, and leadership development. She has her doctorate in organizational change and leadership from the University of Southern California.

Summer is passionate about working with leaders to deeply understand their individual and organizational development needs in order to build cultures that are rooted in DEI, emotional intelligence, empathy, and belonging. Summer holds a range of facilitation designations and coaching certifications, including being a qualified administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI).

Summer has provided one-on-one coaching to hundreds of senior leaders across a range of industries and globally renowned organizations. She is known for her thoughtful, dynamic, and inviting coaching style, and for cultivating meaningful learning experiences around challenging DEI areas like unconscious bias, cultural competence, allyship, authenticity, belonging, and more.

When Summer isn’t working, you’ll find her writing, watching Investigation Discovery, or playing with her dog Coco.

Dr. Komal Bhasin, MSW, MHSc, DocSocSci

Komal is bci’s Senior DEI Consultant and Mental Health Expert-in-Residence and an accomplished DEI facilitator, coach, and strategist. Komal has over 20 years of experience in providing strategic and advisory guidance and program development across a range of sectors, with a particular concentration in mental health and racial inclusion. Komal is also the founder of Insayva Inc., a social enterprise focused on providing accessible DEI and health equity support to charities and non-profit organizations.

Komal has extensive experience in creating and delivering programming in a range of DEI areas, including unconscious bias, cultural competence, mental health inclusion, psychological safety, and allyship. She is passionate about driving transformational change in workplaces and has worked closely with bci clients — corporations, professional services firms, health care providers, and educational institutions — to embed cultures of DEI within their organizations.

Komal has provided one-on-one inclusion coaching to hundreds of senior leaders and brings a unique approach that is informed by her background as a therapist. She is able to expertly handle sensitive conversations and situations and works with leaders to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to advance racial/ethnocultural, gender, and mental health-related equity across teams and organizations. Komal also offers a performance coaching program designed specifically for BIPOC leaders. This program aims to help BIPOC leaders harness their place, position, and identity to thrive in the workplace and beyond. Komal is a qualified administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI).

As bci’s Mental Health Expert-in-Residence, Komal offers tremendous expertise around workplace mental health. As a doctoral trained mental health clinician, certified health executive, and registered social worker, Komal has assisted organizations looking to advance employee mental health inclusion and well-being through offering programming on inclusive dialogue, anti-stigma, burnout prevention, psychological safety, resilience, and self-care. Komal is committed to advancing mental health and wellness across the life course; she currently serves on the board of the Alzheimer’s Society of Ontario and previously served on the board of Children’s Mental Health Ontario and the YMCA of Greater Toronto.

When Komal is not working, you’ll find her painting, cooking or snuggling with her cat.

Joanna Kirke, MBA

Joanna Kirke, is a coach, facilitator, and consultant and has over 20 years of talent management, diversity and inclusion, leadership consulting, and executive coaching experience. Joanna is experienced in developing and delivering high impact workshops and coaching programming for a range of sectors including financial services, law firms, consulting, retail, telecommunications, mining, education, and not-for-profits, and across a spectrum of areas including leadership, diversity and inclusion, cultural competence, and women’s advancement.

Joanna has coached hundreds of leaders in global organizations in several areas including inclusion and cultural competence. She is able to quickly gain trust and build rapport with her coaching clients in order to create greater accountability, behavioral change, and personal growth.

Joanna is qualified to administer the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) and the Intercultural Conflict Style Inventory (ICS). Joanna is also qualified to administer several leadership assessment tools including: EQ-i 2.0 Assessment, Myers-Briggs Type Inventory, and ExperienceChange Simulation.

When Joanna isn’t working, you’ll find her volunteering in the community with organizations including Habitat for Humanity, UNICEF, and the Canadian Women’s Foundation.