Dr. Kiki Ramsey is a Positive Psychologist and Executive Coach that helps organizations transform their people by using positive psychology and diversity, equity and inclusion approaches to coaching and training.
As the CEO of The Positive Psychology Coaching and Diversity Institute (PPCaDI), a leadership development firm that specializes in driving diverse organizational change utilizing positive psychology and DEI approaches to coaching, Dr. Kiki inspires employees to tap into their purpose, courage, and belonging, so they can do the work they love and love the work they do.
Dr. Kiki has extensive skills and knowledge in the areas of positive psychology, resilience, the meaning of life, organizational and leadership development, diversity and inclusion, women’s leadership, and advancement.
Dr. Kiki is passionate about helping people obtain the knowledge they need to ultimately find their true calling doing the work they love. For over 10 years she has studied, researched, coached, and taught hundreds to succeed. She draws on her background in business, psychology, and coaching to equip people with the necessary tools to impact their leadership effectiveness, resiliency, and career advancement.
She is the author of Get Courageous Now: A Woman’s Guide to Finding Her Passions and Purpose in Life, a book offering women a step-by-step guide to radically breakthrough the mindset of fear and find true meaning doing what they love.
Dr. Kiki is committed to helping people thrive and her teaching/coaching philosophy promotes an environment where everyone can be an active positive participant in their own learning. Dr. Kiki is a regular contributor on Forbes.com and has a Master’s in Social Work and a Masters Positive Psychology Coaching. She also has a Ph.D. in Business Psychology.
When she is not working she loves to spend time with her three children, Tomazye, Mackenzie, and Tre, and her wonderful husband Jamil, in addition to running, keynote speaking, and being a dance machine.
Jamil is a computer scientist with over 20 years of diverse work experience, including programming, software development, and consulting. He has extensive knowledge of the software development cycle, as well as proficiency in several programming languages. He has dedicated himself to meeting customer requirements with innovative solutions that maximize efficiency and exceed capability targets. He consistently uses in-depth knowledge of budgetary issues affecting development and implementation to create cost-effective solutions. Comfortable discussing technical issues and solutions with scientists and analysts as well as clients.
Jamil holds a B.A. in Art from Clark Atlanta University, a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland Global Campus, an M.S. in Computer Science from Bowie State University and is a Doctoral Candidate in Technology at Capitol Technology University. He is a 2016 Founders Institute graduate.
Jamil currently lives in Maryland with his wife Kiki Ramsey, and three children.
Nicole Chappell received her Bachelor in Science in humanities studies from Chowan University in 2009 and her Master of Science in mass media arts and Journalism from Clarion University of Pennsylvania in 2014. Nicole has over 5 years of experience in administrative support and leads the core administration functions for the organization.
Chief Strategy Officer
Preston Lindsay is an American organizational psychologist and professor who specializes in antiracist organizational development and strategic planning facilitation with more than 10 years of executive leadership in both the nonprofit and corporate sectors. Presently, Lindsay serves as Chief Strategy Officer of PCCADI. He has supported organizations with orchestrating strategic planning, transformational change, Ideation sessions, Process Improvement, and Organizational Development initiatives.
Professor Lindsay is a professor of industrial-organizational psychology at the University of Maryland, College Park, and is on faculty at several other institutions. Lindsay’s current research centers on human behavior and systems in the workplace. His research takes a phenomenological and constructivist approach to examine how organizational trauma influences worker behavior and performance.
Passionate about social justice and advocating for underserved and historically marginalized communities, he offers his organizational development expertise by chairing a few boards of community-based, social justice organizations.
Ryan Parks is a graduate of George Mason University, with a B.A. in Communication and a concentration in Media Production & Criticism. As a Certified Higher Education Professional, Ryan has worked in higher education and business development for over 10 year's developing and establishing strong relationships with diverse clients, ranging from higher education administrators/professionals, adult learners, students, executives from both small businesses to fortune 500 companies. Ryan is also an entrepreneur who is passionate about inspiring and encouraging others, so in her spare time, she creates and publishes inspirational content on her blog and on various social media platforms. Ryan resides in the DMV area with her husband and 3 young adult children.