Join us for a conversation with Angelo Torrez, Industrial-Organizational Psychologist. Angelo has focused his area of expertise around workforce development, organizational change, and DEI in the workplace. Having worked with marginalized populations it became apparent that the systems in place, within the working world, were not adequate to support the diversity of our workforce. Just like on any journey, it is not enough to know where we are today. We must also understand where we have been in order to keep moving forward without retracing our steps. We hope you join the conversation!
Jina is a consultant and speaker on diversity, inclusion, culture, and belonging. She creates training programs and workshops to help clients move forward in their D&I journey. She is a storyteller and speaks candidly about her experiences, hard lessons, and ‘aha’ moments that helped her understand the importance of individuality, the value of curiosity, and the courage it takes to “just” be yourself. Often described as “approachable” and “relatable” by her clients, she works with purpose and the intention of being engaging, practical, and immediately applicable to real-world situations. Jina draws from her unique background and mix of work experiences to offer examples and share insights designed to benefit everyone across the workplace ecosystem – executives, management, employees, and customers.
Previously, she was Principal Consultant at EtiennePartners (EP), a boutique consulting firm that offered a unique strategy development, workshops & coaching to leaders, executives and entrepreneurs. Co-founded with her husband, EP was a full-time partnership in both work and life. Although in different professions, their work often intersected around the importance of self-awareness in leadership and navigating conflict within teams. Combining their experiences, backgrounds, and work led to the development of their unique approach to D&I, which she continues to use in her practice today.
Angelo Torrez is an Industrial Organizational Psychologist and Vocational Counselor focused on workforce development, organizational change, and cultural shifts. Angelo is passionate about industrial and organizational psychology practices. He is a lifelong learner and enjoys the complexity of workforce development and cultural changes. As a Vocational Specialist, Angelo works with individuals to provide job and career assessment, interview coaching and other supportive services intended to find, obtain, and maintain employment.
He specializes in supported employment services for people with perceived barriers to employment. Aiding in overcoming those obstacles by supporting clients to find meaningful work through vocational and educational rehabilitation within a framework of psychosocial rehabilitation and recovery.
Previous roles include working with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR), Department of Labor (DOL) and Americans with Disability Act (ADA) rights for maintaining compliance in the workplace.
Angelo finds great inspiration in helping to create win-win scenarios and establishing new systems that not only promote the workers, but increase overall effectiveness and engagement resulting in less burnout and turnover