Latise Hairston, PhD, PCC, CCMP, CDP
Executive Coach, Facilitator, & Transformation Strategist, HOPE Consulting
Latise Hairston is a global transformative leader who guides, empowers, and assists people in developing creative solutions to life’s challenges. She advocates for all human beings (especially for the disenfranchised) and influences systems to create practices, policies, and cultures that respect individuality and focuses on diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice.
She has counseled and coached hundreds of individuals, leaders, and organizations in the government, non-profit, and corporate sectors, including one of the world’s largest hospitality companies. She designs, manages, and facilitates enterprise-wide innovative solutions around strategic planning, change management, and leadership.
Latise is also the Founder and Chief Creative Officer of HOPE Consulting. She specializes in creative problem solving, instructional design, diversity, equity and inclusion, training/facilitation, leadership, and organizational development. Additionally, she is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Business, Management, and Leadership at Medaille College. Latise began her career working in various roles within child welfare, advocating for children and families.
Latise holds an M.S. in Counseling, M.S. in Creativity and Change Leadership, and a Ph.D. in Leadership and Policy (with a concentration in Organizational Development). She is also a graduate of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Academy. Latise is a certified professional coach through the International Coaching Federation, Certified Diversity Professional, DISC Behavioral Analysis Trainer & Consultant, Change Management, and FourSight facilitator, among other certifications. Latise has presented at numerous conferences and is a published researcher.
Her work integrates the latest in neuroscience, positive psychology, change management theory, and social justice. She is deeply committed to exploring social responsibility, transformational leadership, transition and change, cultural fluency, diversity, and wellness with her clients.
When working with organizations, Latise’s strategy for success is to establish a learning community, an environment in which there are partnerships and collaborations, a commitment to productive, creative, and useful time together, and a willingness to take risks and learn from each other. Using a multitude of tools, techniques, and focus areas, she inspires and encourages leaders to shift from a fixed mindset, when needed, to a growth mindset.
When not working, Latise enjoys trying new things, traveling on new adventures, and eating different cuisine. This has led her to places such as Morocco, Paris, London, Amsterdam, Ghana, and multiple Caribbean countries. Latise has a heart for people and the community. She volunteers with the Restorative Justice Coalition in Buffalo, NY, where she resides