Tameka L. Taylor, Ph.D., CDE

Tameka L. Taylor, Ph.D., CDE  is the president and co-founder of Compass Consulting Services, LLC, a minority certified and women-owned organizational development firm that helps companies meet their optimal performance by maximizing employee relationships and fostering inclusive work environments.

She earned her undergraduate degree from Baldwin-Wallace University, her master's degree from Bowling Green State University, and her Ph.D. from Kent State University.  Tameka has also completed the Executive Coaching Certification from Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management.  She’s certified in the Hogan Personality Inventory Assessment and a Certified Diversity Executive (CDE).  She has been licensed by the American Medical Association (AMA) as a Communication Climate Assessment Toolkit (C-CAT) vendor-consultant. Dr. Taylor was a participant in the 2013 Equal Employment Opportunity Academy for the State of Ohio.  

With over 10 years experience in higher education and over 20 years experience in nonprofit management, Tameka continues to facilitate a variety of workshops, training and programs centered on the following five areas:  diversity and inclusion, communication, team building, leadership development and conflict management.  Tameka also counsels students and families at a local high school through the Shaker Youth Center.  In addition, she has also taught graduate level courses at Kent State University and Walsh University.  She currently teaches Managing Urban Diversity in the Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University.                                                                                                                         

Currently, Tameka serves as the vice president of the board of trustees for Women Safe, Inc.,  non-profit organization that provides free support to anyone experiencing violence in their home or dating relationship. She is also a trustee at The Friendly Inn Settlement, the first settlement house in Cleveland to operate with an interracial staff.   She’s one of the co-chairs for the Diversity Alumni Network (DAN) for Baldwin-Wallace University.

Tameka has received many awards including: Kaleidoscope Magazine Forty/Forty Club Inductee; The Presidents’ Council Foundation John Bustamante Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year Award; Legacy Plaza Dedication Honoree, Girl Scouts of Northeast Ohio; Kaleidoscope Magazine’s Salute to Greater Cleveland’s Entrepreneurs Award of Achievement; Women of Distinction Award from Girl Scouts of Northeast Ohio;  College of Education, Health and Human Services Hall of Fame Inductee Diversity Alumni Award, Kent State University; President’s Distinguished Service Award, Bowling Green State University; Who's Who in Black Cleveland Honoree; Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority 2014 Community Partner Award; Amazing Woman Award, Mt. Zion of Oakwood Village; Good Works Award, Consortium of African American Organizations (CAAO). She was inducted as a lifetime member into the 2010-2011 Edition of the Cambridge Who’s Who Registry of Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs.  She is a Leadership Cleveland 2014 graduate and a 2010 graduate of The President’s Council’s Emerging Entrepreneur Program.      

Tameka is a native of Cleveland, Ohio and the proud mother of Andre’ T. Freeman.