Who We Are

Inclusive Performance Strategies

Inclusive Performance Strategies provides consulting and training specifically tailored for each organization that is focused on enhancing their performance through inclusion, diversity and cultural competence. Our approach involves organizational assessments, collective impact, community engagement, leadership development and strategic planning. We specialize in the development and implementation of comprehensive frameworks strategically designed for progressive organizational transformation.

Through our strategic approach and an insistence on measurable results, we’ve seen corporations, non-profits, and community groups transformed, all through the power of inclusive performance strategies.

Core Team

Paul T. Doyle

Founder & CEO

Danielle Veldman

Senior Consultant

Shavon Doyle-Holton

Senior Consultant

Jordan Roeda

Senior Consultant

DeDe Esque

Senior Consultant

Dr. Christina Edmondson

Senior Consultant

Bob Kreha

Senior Consultant
Paul T. Doyle

Paul T. Doyle, Founder & CEO, applies over 30 years of management experience to help organizations enhance their performance through inclusive work and service environments. By understanding how to embrace the cultures, values and behaviors of a diverse workforce, Paul helps organizations maintain the competitive edge needed for success in today’s rapidly changing global economic market. A key to his success is creating platforms of trust through intentional relationship building-allowing diversity of thought to be achieved and valued. Thus, fostering inclusive growth and innovation.

Paul holds a degree from the College of Education & Human Services at Ferris State University, from which he also received the Distinguished Alumni Award. He has completed the Executive Leadership Institute at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. He is a Certified Diversity Professional (CDP) through the National Diversity Council and also a certified administrator of the Intercultural Developmental Inventory (IDI). Paul is a recipient of the Grand Rapids Community Foundation Leadership & Philanthropy Award, Grand Rapids “GIANTS” Leadership Award for Community Health and the Legacy Award for Legislative Leadership. He teaches as Adjunct Faculty at Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine. Paul also serves on several boards and committees to improve the quality of life for all individuals within his community through inclusion.

Danielle Veldman, Senior Consultant

Senior Consultant Danielle Veldman’s passion for community equity and inclusion from grassroots to grass tops has fueled her work experience for close to 10 years. Her engagement within under-served African American, Hispanic, and immigrant communities has provided her the knowledge to identify and understand the root causes for existing disparities and develop program models that support systemic change through inclusion. Before joining IPS, Danielle served as Fund Development Coordinator for Baxter Community Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan. During her time at Baxter she was responsible for grants management, donor relations, and community outreach. She also worked to create results based accountability plans and marketing and communication strategies. One of her key achievements was the development of an urban agriculture program to address existing food and health disparities within underserved communities of color. This innovative and sustainable program has served hundreds of community members over the last 3 years.

Danielle graduated from Calvin College with her B.A. in International Development and Sociology. She has completed professional development courses in results based accountability, grant writing, evaluation, program management, and racial reconciliation. In her spare time she serves on the board of Feeding America West Michigan, is a volunteer mentor in Baxter Community Center’s Mizizi Maji Mentoring program, an active participant in Congregations Organizing for Racial Reconciliation, and co-chair of New City Fellowship’s Multicultural Accessibility Committee.

Shavon Doyle-Holton, Senior Consultant

Shavon Doyle-Holton joined IPS as an Associate Consultant in 2015. In her role, she supports the design of solutions for for-profit and non-profit organizations to fully integrate into their frameworks that fosters inclusive and diverse work and service environments. Through strategic planning, leadership development, change management, community engagement, or facilitating collective impact, Shavon utilizes 9 years of expertise in research, content and project management, and facilitation to help build upon organizations’ existing strengths that delivers measurable results.

Shavon obtained her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature & Language and Anthropology from Grand Valley State University and holds an MBA Certificate in Design & Innovation Management at Kendall College of Art & Design at Ferris State University. To leverage her expertise and passion, she serves on the Board of Directors at the Literacy Center of West Michigan, and on the Diversity & Inclusion Council of AIGA West Michigan.

Jordan Roeda, Senior Consultant

Drawing on years of experience serving national and regional associations in higher education, health professions and philanthropy, Jordan leverages evaluative methods and performance metrics to help organizations set and achieve their desired goals. Prior to joining IPS, Jordan managed programs supporting diverse student success and ensuring equitable access to oral healthcare. This work was performed on behalf of the American Dental Education Association in collaboration with the National Dental Association, Hispanic Dental Association and Society of American Indian Dentists. As an independent evaluation consultant, Jordan has offered guidance to NGOs such as International Justice Mission and has collaborated with social impact investors and entrepreneurs in East and West Africa to develop better approaches for integrating smallholder farmers into global agricultural trade. Jordan received his Master of International Development Administration degree from Western Michigan University and also studied at The Evaluation Center at WMU. He received his Bachelor’s degree in International Development Studies and Philosophy from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI.

DeDe Esque, Senior Consultant

DeDe Esque brings over thirty years of experience as a smart business leader and compassionate community steward. She has experience doing her best work in program development for individual and organizational leadership, process and workshop facilitation, as well as, consulting on organizational culture and change management. Having worked in the nonprofit, financial, retail, and philanthropic sectors serving in various leadership roles from Line Meat Carver to President/CEO, DeDe works with and honors leaders with humor, grace, and truth-telling. Her work has been successful in increasing the capacity of organizations and its leaders in the nonprofit, education and corporate sectors where she draws from her skills toolkit of coaching, facilitation, project management, and training. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. She is a certified leadership coach through the Hudson Institute of Coaching and a certified Qualified Administrator for the IDI assessment tool.

Dr. Christina Edmondson, Senior Consultant

Dr. Christina Edmondson is authentic, accessible, truthful and is motivated by her faith. Blessed by an array of academic, professional and lived experiences, Christina is committed to bringing diverse people together to promote personal and team flourishing. Christina holds a PhD in Counseling Psychology from Tennessee State University, a MS degree from the University of Rochester in Family Therapy, and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Hampton University. Currently, Christina serves as the Dean for Intercultural Student Development at Calvin College. The Intercultural Student Development Center (ISDC) is committed to inspiring, challenging, and equipping Domestic and International students to engage in meaningful and intentional intercultural interactions within a global society. Additionally, a Certified Cultural Intelligence facilitator, public speaker, and mental health therapist, Christina is often contacted by churches to consult about both diversity and mental health issues. Her writing has been seen and referenced in a variety of outlets including Essence.com, YourBlackWorld.com, and Gospel Today magazine. Christina is a native of Baltimore, Maryland. She is married to Pastor Mika Edmondson of New City Fellowship Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan and she is the mother of two wonderful little girls, Zoe and Shiloh.

Bob Kreha, Senior Consultant

Bob has over 30 years of experience leading complex projects and technology-driven organizations, including the non-profit/government, high-tech, energy and healthcare sectors. Recognizing that while all organizations need to embrace change in today’s rapidly evolving environment, yet often simultaneously resistant to those changes, Bob takes a collaborative approach to project/change management, communicating transparently, involving broad stakeholder groups and accepting that project goals and outcomes can evolve as part of the process. Bob has a degree in Civil Engineering from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, a prestigious tuition-free institute in New York City. Bob has been a local, national and international speaker at project management and collaboration conferences, including the International Project Management Institute conference, and served on the AimWest board for several years, advancing networking opportunities for passionate entrepreneurs and business/technology leaders in West Michigan.