Kia Afcari

Kia is a consultant with over 20 years of experience in the field, and a deep background in culture, diversity, equity and inclusion, change enablement, and leadership development.

Previously, he led a major culture change effort for UC Berkeley’s 8,000 staff that helped unleash collaboration, efficiency, and innovation. Kia has consulted with and coached dozens of teams and executives to help them grow employee engagement, work more effectively as a team, define their desired culture, and plan for the future. 

He is known for his active listening, empathy, and ability to facilitate meetings and workshops that are fun, useful, and collaborative.

Kia won Chief Learning Officer Magazine’s Silver Award for Innovation for the Berkeley Catalyst program. He holds an MA in Intercultural and International Management with a focus on Organizational Development from the School for International Training, and a BA in Political Science from UC Santa Cruz.