President, Total Engagement Consulting by Kimer and VP Leaning, National Diversity Council
Stan C. Kimer is a nationally recognized consultant and speaker on all areas of workplace diversity with a deep expertise in LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) diversity. For four years, Stan served as IBM’s corporate global LGBT diversity manager, including establishing IBM’s procedures for supporting transgender employees and assisting with case management of employees undergoing gender transition while in the workplace.
Since retiring from IBM and forming is own consultancy, Stan has trained or spoken in over 100 venues reaching over 5,000 professionals. He is a certified Out and Equal Workplace Advocates Building Bridges Trainer and a certified Training Management Corp / Berlitz Cultural Competency Trainer / Practitioner. Within the transgender arena, Stan has provided training to client employee and HR teams, and has assisted with case management of gender transitions in the workplace.
In addition to his diversity expertise, Stan also offers clients an innovative yet proven program for engaging employees in meaningful organization-specific career planning. Stan holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Georgia Tech and MBA from the University Booth School of Business, and in his spare time trains as a competitive adult figure skater.