Hi! My name is AJ. I am a spouse, a parent to a neurodiverse child, and a two-time Traumatic Brain Injury survivor turned Warrior and Advocate. I am also a trained social-personality psychologist, a certified professional executive & leadership coach, a published author, a podcaster and one of only 34 people around the world who are advanced certified practitioners of professional development tools. 

As an award-winning Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belongingness & Leadership strategist, consultant, trainer and transformational coach, and one of the Top 20 career coaches in the Metro Detroit area, I help high performers with big dreams exponentially increase their leadership presence, income and social impact while permanently eliminating the misery of being overworked and underappreciated. I also help businesses build DEI & B principles into the foundation of their cultures and all of their business development goals so they can cut costs and increase profits.

I am the Founder & CEO of AJ Rao, a boutique firm whose motto is Making the Invisible Visible for Better Equity and Belongingness. I am also the creator of the Culturally Competent Conversations for Equity and Belongingness (C3EB) Summit & Brand.