As co-founder of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion consulting and training firm DEI Consultants, LLC, Estrus Tucker has over 35-years-experience in leadership engagement, organizational development, program design, nonprofit governance, and strategic driven operations, with a focus on high-performance leadership in service of advancing diversity, inclusion, and equity.
Estrus has served national and international clients in responsive roles such as Executive Coach, Master Facilitator and Trainer, designing and leading engagements, training, and retreats in support of personal, professional & organizational renewal, workforce development, transformational leadership, and sustainable engagement.
Estrus served as the principal consultant with the City of Fort Worth’s 18-month Race and Culture Initiative, guiding and resourcing the City’s comprehensive efforts to advance Racial and Cultural Equity. The Fort Worth plan focused on Community Conversations, Assessment of Disparities, and Leadership Training. Estrus also serves as a Lead Facilitator, Faculty, Equity HUB Co-Chair and member of the National Leadership Team for the Institute for Health Improvement (IHI) 100 Million Healthier Lives Initiative.
Estrus is a Vietnam-era Veteran, an ordained minister active in interfaith and ecumenical initiatives, and an alumnus of the University of Texas at Arlington (BS, Psychology), Leadership Fort Worth, and the John Ben Shepherd Texas Public Leadership Forum. Estrus is the recipient of the 2012 International Assoc. of Human Rights Agencies (IAOHRA) Individual Achievement Award for his work and leadership in support of creative civic engagement and transformational leadership in Mississippi; Belfast, Northern Ireland; Cape town, South Africa, and Texas.
His mission is to inspire courage, integrity, and compassion, and facilitate practices that promote human dignity, community belonging, nonviolent engagement and justice, in service of a world that works for all.
Estrus obtained a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Texas at Arlington.