Dr. Samuels presents her work consistently in a spirit of compassion and empathy, which enhances her positive impact in the area of diversity, inclusion, and social justice. I highly recommend attending her workshop.

– Roel Snieder
Professor of Professional Development Education
Colorado School of Mines

“Thank you for a great session today.  I have already had so many positive responses from our staff and they want more!”

– Cindy Culkin
Vice President, Human Resources & Operations
Daniels Fund

Dena Samuels and Kim Desmond are each amazing consultants and leaders in this area of training. Together they were magic and set the environment for personal, authentic and meaningful engagement by all our employees. It was awesome.

– Sharon Knight
President and CEO
Hope Communities

“I believe that your style of instruction forces people to really question themselves, their intent and their impact so that they HAVE to be more self reflective. I appreciate you so much and hope you know what great work you do… There are a lot of DEI phonies out there, but I am really glad that you aren’t one of them.”

– Victoria Lipscomb
Unity Project

“I really enjoyed working with you and I have learned so much that I was not expecting to learn when I started! Thank you for your time and passion you have put into working with us – it already has and will continue to make a positive difference, I am certain about that.”

– Lukas Fahle
Department of Mining Engineering
Colorado School of Mines

“Dena has spoken with several of the global youth networks I am part of, helping us reflect on issues of anti-bias, mindfulness, and diversity as they play out around the world and impact our work on environmental and social justice. I am grateful for her willingness to share her experiences and critically consider the world of bias!”

– Dr. Becca Farnum
Environmental Peacebuilding Association

Client List


  • AAUW of Colorado
  • Align Consulting (a Harvard University consulting firm)
  • American Friends Service Committee
  • American Library Association
  • Association for Talent Development
  • BCA Global
  • BeWellBeHere
  • BSCS Science Learning
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado
  • Caring for First Nations Society in British Columbia
  • CASA of the Pikes Peak region (Court Appointed Special Advocate for Children)
  • Center for Legal Inclusiveness
  • Chinese Heritage Camps
  • CompTeam
  • CRC America
  • Curious Theatre of Denver
  • Daniels Fund
  • El Paso County Department of Health and Human Services
  • Diverse Recruiting Experts
  • Environmental Peacebuilding
  • Facebook/WhatsApp
  • FAST Enterprises
  • FDNY: Fire Dept of NY
  • First Unitarian Society of Denver
  • Fountain House
  • Gay and Lesbian Fund for Colorado
  • GNP+, Capetown, South Africa
  • Greenberg Center for Learning and Tolerance
  • History Colorado Center
  • HOPE Communities
  • Humana Insurance
  • ISACS (Independent Schools Association of the Central States)
  • Insight Meditation of Denver
  • Judaism Your Way
  • JEDI: Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
  • Kavod Senior Life
  • Leadership Pikes Peak
  • LinkedIn
  • Living Well Awake
  • Matrix Center for the Advancement of Social Equity & Inclusion
  • McKinsey & Company
  • Meeting the Challenge – ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act)
  • Mursion
  • NASA – American Astronomical Society
  • NASA – JPL
  • NASA – Southwest Research Institute
  • National Center for Atmospheric Research
  • NOAA (National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration)
  • NSF Hearts of GOLD
  • NY City Bar Association
  • ONE Colorado
  • OSC2 University
  • Paleontological Society
  • PARTI Program
  • PBS: Public Broadcasting Service
  • Ph. Creative, Liverpool, UK
  • People Strategy Forum
  • Pride Shabbat
  • ProgressNOW Colorado
  • RMFU: Rocky Mtn Farmers Union
  • RootED
  • Schreiber Foods
  • Sono Bello Medical
  • Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce
  • The Conflict Center
  • The Privilege Institute
  • The River Yoga
  • Temple Beit Shalom of Needham
  • Temple Emanuel of Denver
  • United Way
  • USA Swimming
  • University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
  • Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
  • Youth Celebrate Diversity


  • Brandeis University – Hiatt Center
  • Bucknell University
  • Carolina International School
  • Chamanade Julienne High School
  • Coastal Carolina University
  • Colorado Adams 12 School District
  • Colorado Community College System
  • Colorado College
  • Colorado School of Mines
  • Colorado State University – Fort Collins
  • Community College of Denver
  • Conifer High School
  • Eagleview Middle School
  • Germantown Friends School
  • Kent Denver
  • Millersville University in Pennsylvania
  • North Central University
  • Northeastern Junior College
  • Northwest 5 Consortium (Lewis & Clark, Puget Sound, Reed, Whitman, Willamette)
  • Park University
  • Pomona College
  • Regis University
  • Saint Mary’s Academy
  • St. Norbert’s College
  • San Diego Mesa College
  • Scholars to Leaders Academy
  • Seattle Central College
  • Stanley British Primary School
  • Susquehanna University of Pennsylvania
  • The Citadel Military Institute of South Carolina
  • UCAR: University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
  • UCCS Live Leadership
  • UCSF
  • UNC-Wilmington
  • U.S. Air Force Academy
  • U.S. Air Force Academy Preparatory School
  • U.S. Coast Guard Academy
  • U.S. Naval Academy
  • University of Dayton
  • University of Denver
  • University of Colorado
  • University of Northern Iowa
  • Washington College, MD
  • West Point Academy
  • West Texas A & M
  • Whitworth University


  • Advanced IDEA in Planetary Science
  • Association for the Contemplative Mind in Higher Education
  • Association of Black Sociologists
  • Association of Teacher Educators
  • At the Center of the Margin: Trans People of Color Teach-In
  • Building Inclusiveness at University of Colorado
  • Cherry Creek Diversity Summit
  • Creating Change
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching, Leadership & Counseling Symposium
  • Diversity Challenge, Boston College
  • Diversity, Learning, and Inclusive Excellence – Accelerating and Assessing Progress
  • Health, Wellness & Society Research Network
  • Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture
  • Intersections Symposium
  • Knapsack Institute – Transforming Teaching and Learning
  • NAME: NAtional Association for Multicultural Education
  • NCORE: National Conference on Race and Ethnicity
  • NWSA: National Women’s Studies Association
  • Pedagogy of Privilege Conference
  • Rocky Mountain Dialogues on Mindfulness in Higher Ed
  • Time to Thrive
  • UCCS Diversity Summit – Rising Spirit, Uniting Through Difference
  • UCCS Teach-In
  • United Leaders in Higher Education
  • University Council of Educational Administrators
  • Western Social Sciences Association Conference
  • White Privilege Conference
  • White Privilege Conference Symposium
  • Women Succeeding – Faculty Development Symposium
  • World Change