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Strength in Diversity with Courtnee Carrigan | GREENCREST Marketing

November 30th, 2023

Courtnee Carrigan, community leader and founder and CEO of Raising the Bar Performance Group

Columbus, OH (November 28, 2023) —Diversity, equity and inclusion have become increasingly important in today’s business world, both to business owners and employees. In fact, three out of four employees prefer to work for a diverse company. What are the best ways for business leaders to create inclusive and equitable workplaces and make diversity part of the moral fabric of their organization? Tune in to episode 136 of the Ignite Your Business® Podcast, where Courtnee Carrigan, community leader and founder and CEO of Raising the Bar Performance Group, sheds insight into the importance and value of DEI initiatives in the workplace in her conversation with GREENCREST CEO and chief strategy officer, Kelly Borth. 

Raising the Bar Performance Group advises clients on developing and implementing policies, practices, and approaches that result in inclusive and equitable workplaces. Courtnee and Kelly discuss strategies companies can use to attract and retain a diverse workforce, unconscious bias, psychological safety, the future of DEI and how business owners can prepare for them. Courtnee also reveals the important questions business leaders should ask themselves in attempting to combat bias in the workplace. 

The Ignite Your Business® Podcast is a resource for business owners, entrepreneurs, CEOs, and other industry leaders to exchange ideas and learn from other highly respected business professionals in a variety of industries. Highlights of the most recent episodes of the Ignite Your Business® Podcast include: 

Episode 135: Building Trust in a Digital World 

Episode 134: Growing Value for Your Company with Tom Jordan of Exodus Complink 

Episode 132: Engaging Next Gen Leaders with Derek Grosso, CEO and Founder of Columbus Young Professionals Club, the largest association for young professionals in the U.S. 

About Courtnee Carrigan 

Courtnee Carrigan is the Founder of Raising the Bar Performance Group (RTB). She is certified as a Change Management Practitioner and John Maxwell Leadership Coach with 20 years’ experience as a nonprofit leader, executive coach, trainer, and strategic facilitator of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion solutions. Courtnee combines innovative strategy with effective communication to advise clients in developing, designing, and implementing policies, practices, and approaches that result in inclusive and equitable workplaces. 

Ms. Carrigan is a recipient of the 2017 Columbus Business First Diversity in Business Award. She has been featured in Ohio Business Magazine, Columbus CEO, and Columbus Dispatch. Courtnee is also a graduate of Leadership Columbus, Ohio, Minority Supplier Diversity Council MBE Academy, and the African American Leadership Academy. 

Courtnee serves on the Boards of WOSU and New Directions Career Center, Mount Carmel Health System Foundation, and is a member of the Columbus Rotary Club. Most recently, The Supreme Court of Ohio  appointed Ms. Carrigan as a member of the Commission on Professionalism, serving a three-year term. Learn more about Raising the Bar Performance Group at

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