Aiko Bethea is a leader, builder, and connector. She successfully navigated leadership roles in government, philanthropic, and corporate sectors, and in each sector, she created and served in inaugural roles to meet growing organizational needs and visions for evolving. Bethea is the principal and founder of RARE Coaching & Consulting, a consulting practice focused on coaching leaders and organizations to remove barriers to inclusion.Bethea also co-leads the Daring Way and the Dare to Lead communities of Brené Brown Education and Research Group, serving as Senior Co-Director. She partners to oversee the development and implementation of the overall strategy for the facilitator communities, as well as the specific diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging strategy and oversite of the global 1000+ member facilitator community.Prior to this, Bethea served as Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Fred Hutch Research Center. And for over seven years, Bethea was with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation where she served as a Deputy Director. Bethea has served on several boards and provided pro bono support for nonprofit Boards, and she is deeply engaged in community building.Bethea earned her bachelor’s degree from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. She holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a graduate of the Hudson Institute of Coaching at Santa Barbara and is an ICF professional certified coach. Bethea is a Certified Diversity Professional and is licensed to practice law in Georgia. She is highly sought-after as an executive coach and consultant.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Aiko Bethea and other top speakers and celebrities.