Tayo Rockson

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Diversity and Inclusion Consultant, Unconscious Bias, Cross-Cultural Communications

New York, New York


Tayo Rockson is a speaker, consultant, and media personality who runs UYD Management - a strategic leadership and consulting firm that helps organizations incorporate sustainable diversity and inclusion practices. As someone who has lived on 4 continents, he is an authority in communicating effectively across cultures. He hosts the number one cross-cultural podcast in the world and his podcast was recently ranked as the number two business podcast in the world by Entrepreneur and CIO.

He has spoken at TEDx multiple times, the World Bank, United Nations Foundation among many other places and his work has been seen on NowThis News, BuzzFeed, Forbes, Huffington Post, Entrepreneur, Inc. as well as Global Living Magazine. He was recently named a top millennial influencer to watch in 2018 by New Theory Mag and his Art of Diplomacy TED Talk was called one of the 11 TED Talks that will make you a better entrepreneur by 99designs along with the likes of Simon Sinek, Mel Robbins and the late John Wooden.

He regularly works on projects involving leadership, branding and cross-cultural communication.


It was an inspiring experience to participate in an informal lunch discussion with Tayo, who so easily ties together the issues of prejudice, stereotypes, and discrimination bridging cultural differences with innovative ideas of communication. Leaving the room assured by Tayo that there’s no excuses not to take action, and every single individual has the power to create change and make a difference.
— Elisabeth Resch, Global Policy & Government Affairs at Global Citizen