Deborah Carter


  • More than 20 years of training experience in consulting, coaching and facilitating.
  • A performance improvement practitioner, highly skilled and experienced in areas of training, organizational communication, training-trainers, team & leadership development.
  • Proven ability to design, implement, and deliver training for building respectful, harassment-free workplaces through diversity and inclusion initiatives.
  • Best practices consultant on collaborating to deliver effective, customized solutions for D&I and continuous improvement.


Independent Consultant and Trainer

Serving as Trainer, Process Consultant, Project Leader, Developer, Facilitator, Keynote Speaker and Coach for automotive, governmental, and healthcare industries.

Wayne County Commissioner, 7th District – Detroit, MI

Wayne County Community College, Detroit, MI

Served as Instructor; Founding Director of Dental Hygiene Program; Academic Dean; Assistant to the Provost/VP for Academic Affairs.

Relevant Experience:

Trainer and Train-the-Trainer: Is It or Isn’t It? Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

New Employee Orientation Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Employee Support Services Early Intervention Advocate Training

Cultural Competency: Diverse Thinking Styles

Beyond Bias – From Diversity to Inclusion

Consultant and Coach: Coordinated and Facilitated Local and National D&I Conferences

Certified more than 60 Facilitators for Diversity & Inclusion training

Developed and Implemented processes for enterprise-wide training

Provided Train-the-Trainer sessions to more than 500 participants

Course/Content Developer: Diversity and Inclusion: Because It Matters

(partial listing) Building a Respectful, Harassment-Free Workplace

Emotional Intelligence

Communication Skills for Highly Effective Leaders


Central Michigan University, M.S., Administration

University of Detroit, B.S., Education

Meharry Medical College, Dental Hygiene