Diversity. Equity. Inclusion.

GlobalLK is a boutique consulting firm specializing in customized diversity, equity and inclusion strategies for organizations of all sizes, around the world.

Diversity & Inclusion Management Consultants, Strategists and Speakers

Most employers agree that diversity is important, but often struggle with what that means for their organizations. In this era of change, people need to feel they belong and are heard.

GlobalLK’s team of experienced, multi-cultural, multi-lingual and multi-generational consultants have worked with public, private and non-profit sector organizations of all types and sizes across Canada and in 95 countries around the world, to cultivate collaborative, supportive and respectful work environments where people feel and are valued.

We work with our clients to develop inclusive leaders and co-create effective diversity and inclusiveness solutions — across cultures, genders, generations, abilities, sexual orientation and all dimensions of difference.

Meet our team

Our Specialties

In today’s increasingly diverse workplace, organizations, leaders and teams must be intentionally inclusive of all dimensions of differences in order to excel.

Consulting & Coaching

We work with our clients to develop Inclusive Leaders and develop customized solutions for your opportunities and challenges.

Education & Development

Our services are designed to help your organization embrace, value and leverage the diversity in your workforce, market and community.

Strategic Planning

We partner with you to co-create Diversity & Inclusion strategies and embed inclusiveness in your organizational culture.

IDI Assessment

Our team is qualified to administer the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI), a tool used to measure reactions and adaptability to differences.

Audits & Surveys

We provide customized cultural audits and engagement surveys to assess inclusiveness and engagement within your business.

Keynote Speaking

Our consultants are knowledgeable and engaging speakers, with expertise on a range of diversity and inclusiveness topics.

Living and Working in a Post-Pandemic World

The coronavirus pandemic highlighted many of the inequities in society today, from ethnicity to income, to People with Disabilities, minorities and marginalized groups around the world. We are hopeful that the global suffering caused by this crisis will lead to transformational change, a more compassionate and connected world and more intentionally inclusive workplaces.

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At the same time, the Black Lives Matter movement has evolved into a global rallying cry. GlobalLK joins others around the world in stating unequivocally: BLACK LIVES MATTER. We will continue to listen, learn and work with our colleagues and clients to create meaningful, systemic change.

The pandemic has also forced us all to rethink how we work. GlobalLK has adjusted its model to bring you virtual consulting and coaching services, in-person, or a hybrid of both. Please connect with us to learn how we can support your organization.

Companies We've Worked with Include:

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What our clients are saying

Our team is situated in upwards of 7 countries and we valued Laraine and Kristen’s ability to walk us through what it meant to recognize our situation, navigate our cultural experiences and build upon our strengths so we could truly embody a growth mindset. Laraine was flexible on the content and always quick to respond in what was a very chaotic time of COVID-19.

Anna PasicHead of Strategy and Business Development, 3M

Laraine has been partnering with Medtronic Canada on its diversity and inclusion journey for over 10 years. She has been instrumental in helping our leadership team develop awareness of unconscious bias, build intercultural competence leveraging the IDI and working with us to bridge gaps to becoming more inclusive leaders.

The “Inclusive Leadership in Action: Levering the Intercultural Development Inventory” workshop delivered recently was excellent and very relevant to the current environment.

Yvonne FarquharsonDirector, Human Resources, Medtronic Canada

Laraine has been a highly praised facilitator amongst our people leaders in their diversity and inclusion learning journey. Her approach, both in person and online in a virtual classroom setting, has been an engaging experience resulting in a positive contribution to our culture.

Angela VanikiotisSenior Manager, Talent Management and Organization Development, Royal Canadian Mint

Laraine Kaminsky has been a tremendous business partner helping us advance our understanding of unconscious bias as part of our leadership development. She brings remarkable knowledge and proven strategies for recognizing and addressing bias in the workplace. Her presentation is engaging and impactful.

Mary PostCEO, The American Academy of Neurology

It’s an absolute delight working with both Laraine and Kristen – not only do they have a wealth of experience and knowledge, they are responsive, helpful, practical, and engaging. You will learn a lot from them and more importantly, have fun along the way!

Melissa SpencerChief People Officer, Metrie

Global LK is an insightful partner in learning matters of Engagement Diversity and Inclusion. They work in collaboration and demonstrate great professionalism, knowledge and flexibility in helping us ensure that our Leadership and Development National Offering supports our business priority of reflecting contemporary Canada.

Yineska SaavedraSenior Advisor Learning & Development, CBC/Radio-Canada

Working with Laraine is a joy! She brings knowledge and insight gained from decades of personal experience. Her stories and teaching on cultural agility are transformational.

Kendal JollyCulture and Brand Awareness, Toll Brothers

Laraine has the keen ability to connect with people. Her lifelong dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion comes through every keynote speech and every workshop she leads. She is an engaging storytelling, and her energy and strive to deliver quality content to her clients are values that are demonstrated consistently throughout GlobalLK.

Julie DubienDirector of Human Resources, GRICS

GlobalLK provided valued assistance in managing the initial critical conversation about race that we began in 2020 in response to the outcry from the Black community, and supplied employees, our executive and board with the Intercultural Development Instrument (IDI), giving us important foundational insight into how behaviours guide inclusion.

Michael KanevaChief Diversity Officer, Export Development Canada

Whether it’s presenting at a conference, consulting with organizations of all sizes, or providing guidance to senior executives, GlobalLK’s work is consistently well-researched and aligned with the latest trends. The work Laraine has provided to FCT has been of great quality with a truly global perspective.

Sharon WingfelderVP Human Resources & Organizational Effectiveness, FCT

Laraine masterfully facilitates conversations in the moment. She targets the content to the audience and she has been instrumental in advancing our global inclusive leadership programs.

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