Senior O.D. Consultant Fulton Schools of Engineering, Arizona State University CEO of Cornerstone Consulting International
Pamela Brooks-Richards has been the CEO of her own consulting company for over 18 years. She has worked with various companies, large and small, on team building, recruiting, and executive coaching. She has also worked with international companies to improve critical thinking, leadership development, and group dynamics. As a human performance specialist, Pam has gained a vast understanding of what motivates and engages people to become high performers.
Pamela taught Communications for 11 years as a Faculty member at ASU. She then accepted a more prominent, university-wide role working directly with the CFO overseeing Senior Organizational Development and the University’s Master Leadership Program. She was an integral member of the ASU Leadership Network team that led to the development of the Leadership Guide for faculty and staff. She engaged with support staff and department leadership to ensure a seamless transition through challenging periods of change, innovation, and growth at ASU. ASU has been nationally recognized by the U.S. News and World Report as being No. 1 in innovation for five consecutive years.
Pamela has a passion for improving human performance. This stemmed from her college years as a scholarship intercollegiate athlete at The University of Washington, receiving a Master’s of Science in Organization Communications in 1990. She also completed the coursework in Counseling at St. Martins University in 1995. She recently became a Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator of Brené Brown’s work on vulnerability and courage and is an Internationally Certified Practitioner of Conversational Intelligence by Judith Glaser and the CreatingWE Institute.
“Successful organizations need to be committed to producing a positive local impact by creating cultures that build resilient, collaborative, and connected employees who embrace change and innovation at every level. To do this, companies need to hire by core values a talent fit and embrace ongoing talent and leadership development that embraces self-awareness raising and trust-building while growing a courage culture that is willing to have the tough conversations that produce clarity and connection.”