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Using Systems Thinking to Enhance the Way Businesses and Individuals Function

Who we are

Our mission is to enhance mental health and wellness within professional spaces and individual lives by employing a systemic approach. We aim to transform how we work and live by creating strategies, processes, and accommodations that make life more equitable, accessible, and less overwhelming. 

Our Core Values

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Hi there, I’m Dr. Samantha Rae!


But folks call me Dr. Sam. I'm a DEI Strategist and Systems Analyst with over a decade of experience and the proud CEO of DSRD Consulting. I'm also the founder of DEI Offload™, an app I created to bolster mental health and foster community within the DEI industry. As someone diagnosed late with autism, I understand firsthand the challenges and opportunities that come with neurodiversity. This personal experience has been the driving force behind my dedication to creating safer work environments and implementing necessary accommodations, especially for neurodiverse folks.

Over the past decade, I've brought transformative DEI solutions to organizations like Goodwill, Save the Children, and NIH, positively impacting over 10,000 employees. I've also collaborated with leaders from more than 50 universities nationwide to infuse DEI into their key processes.


With a background in Biology, Public Health, and Leadership & Organizational Management, I've dedicated my career to bringing transformative DEI solutions and a systems-thinking approach to organizations worldwide. In 2022 alone, I partnered with change-makers from over 30 esteemed companies, including AWS, Meta, and Lyft, Microsoft, to enhance their workplace culture. Moreover, I've supported over 400 DEI practitioners around the globe. You can read more in our annual report here. 

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We use systems thinking coupled with data to ensure a holistic approach. Here's how:


Identify: Offer guidance and education about gaps and areas of opportunity.

Educate: Meet you where you are while building awareness to help foster emotionally safe growth in your DEI journey.

Develop: Create a detailed, data-informed, goal-oriented plan tailored to your unique needs.

Partner: Serve as a long-term advisor and thought partner to guide you along your journey to incorporate equity into your business operations for long-lasting and sustainable change. 

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