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Core Values

Catalyst for

Change

We do this work because we know that one small shift can create a large impact. Everyone has the ability to create change. 

Cutting-edge

We’re constantly innovating, researching, conversing, and reviewing trends on everything from organizational management to unconscious bias to mindful leadership.

Empathy

Our human-centric approach always begins by asking questions and listening to our clients and their unique set of needs.

Civility

Teams and organizations are more united and successful when people behave with kindness and respect.

Our Story

We’re HR and Organization Development leaders too. We know it’s challenging to transform behavior and perspectives, but we’ve also seen and experienced the rewards first hand. The conversation about inclusive leadership, sexual harassment, and unconscious bias is long overdue, but that doesn’t make it any less daunting to navigate. 

With over three decades of experience, we’ve partnered with clients in academia and the private and public sectors to help establish create collaborative, creative, and compassionate teams where everyone has a chance to succeed because employees are supported by a civil and respectful work environment. Our clients experience lasting and impactful change, and an increase in employee engagement and retention, all because of simple, but consistent behavioral shifts.

Meet the Team

BELINDA MORRIS, FOUNDER

Belinda Morris as Founder and CEO of Peoplescape Consulting Group she works with businesses every day that seek to 'do-talent-better'. She, herself, is an entrepreneur who’s as pragmatic as she is strategic, in assisting clients to hire and retain people, achieve business goals and build successful organizational cultures. 

Belinda has a bachelors degree in psychology and sociology, a post-graduate qualification in business administration – human resources management and a diploma in group facilitation from Guildford University, UK. She is both SPHR and SHRM-SCP certified and a passionate diversity, equity and inclusion speaker, who braves edgy, new and challenging topics to understand at work. She has worked globally as a strategic and operational human resources leader and a culture change professional. She's an expert in developing road-maps of talent strategies that reinforce business goals, candidate experiences and that create and nurture workplaces for talent to thrive. 

​Belinda sees how political correctness can prevent true engagement, empathy and understanding of diverse groups. Her thought leadership spans the topics of healthy workplace cultures, gender dynamics, workplace sensitivity, inclusion and sexual harassment prevention, for the modern workplace.  

She enjoys inspiring companies seeking to clean-up and nurture their organizational cultures by equipping their people with knowledge about themselves, the games they play and a shiny new toolkit to change behaviors.   

After living and working across 4 continents, she is proud to call the United States her home.

DEBORAH PARDES, FOUNDER

Deborah Pardes has thrived as a writer, producer, and brand strategist for over three decades. She has served as a communications consultant and senior writer for clients including McKesson, Warner Brothers, Sony, AMD, Apple, UMG, and Hyland’s Homeopathic. 

 

Deborah is also a learning styles specialist, with an emphasis on designing and facilitating workshops for diverse audiences. In addition to working with Blue Fire Leadership in the corporate arena, Deborah is the founder of Artists for Literacy, an educational non-profit that empowers low-level readers with access to complex texts through alternative means. Her Songs Inspired by Literature (SIBL) project has secured the support and participation of artists, including Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie, Tom Waits, and Suzanne Vega. Media coverage has included NPR, BBC, New York Times, and RollingStone.

 

Her Arresting Knowledge news literacy project teaches basic media literacy skills, along with bias training. She has facilitated these workshops in eight states, in a variety of community-based organizations, public libraries, and schools, including University of Rhode Island, Stanford University, and Columbia School of Journalism.

 

Deborah earned a BA in English from Barnard College at Columbia University. She was a participant in The Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars Program. She is the coauthor of Climbing Out from Under: A Handbook For Heartbreak, available on Amazon. She’s a music composer and producer, with six albums to her name.

NATALIE SPIRO, FOUNDER

Natalie Sprio came to the USA in 2000 from South Africa where she held positions in top global firms within the financial services and hospitality industries. When first arriving into the US, she held a senior position at the corporate offices of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. She is an entrepreneur at heart and became an owner/partner in the world-wide Drum Cafe Organization in 2002.

 

Natalie has personally facilitated interactive drumming programs for multiple thousands of attendees. Her clients are from every sector — Technology, Health, Government, Transportation, Hospitality, Education, Finance, Media, Retail and Telecommunications. She has close ties with some of the most powerful brands in the world including Google, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Microsoft, Johnson's and Disney.

Natalie is a certified Integrative Life-Coach, an Organization Development Psychologist and has an MBA from a prestigious University in South Africa.

Through her company, Blue Fire Leadership, Natalie and her team offer clients highly interactive and engaging programming that impacts individuals and teams in four main areas: Critical Thinking and Innovative Problem-Solving; Breakthrough Exemplary

Communications; Creative Collaborative Leadership and Mindful Engagement.

Natalie’s African sensibilities ultimately connected her back to her passion for

engaging and inspiring people to make a difference in their lives, in their organizations and on the planet.