Tai A. Dixon is CEO and Principal Consultant at Tai D. Coaching and Consulting Inc., where she works with leaders as an executive coach and consultant in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion, talent management and talent acquisition. Tai brings over 16 years of experience to this work centered on leading in a variety of sectors.
Most recently, Tai was the Chief Talent and Equity Officer at E.L. Haynes Public Charter School Network where she led the Talent Management Team. Prior to joining staff at E.L. Haynes, Tai was the National Director of State Offices and Field Operations for the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF), a national child policy, community organizing, and advocacy organization. In this capacity she led an 80+ person team and directly managed CDF’s state office Executive Directors, national community organizing staff, CDF Haley Farm staff, national Beat The Odds Scholarship Program staff, and CDF Internship Program staff.
Tai has dedicated her career to advocacy, social justice and developing others to become ever stronger leaders and agents of change. She’s held prior roles leading fundraising for Teach For America- Baltimore and leading National Talent Acquisition for Teach For America. She’s also practiced law as a civil litigator at Goodell DeVries, LLP in Baltimore, and she taught 7th and 8th Grade English and ESL in Houston Texas.
For the past 12 years, Ms. Dixon has worked as the Assistant Coach and now adjunct Professor of Appellate Advocacy for the Charles Hamilton Houston National Moot Court Team at her alma mater, Howard University School of Law, helping law students of color hone their oral advocacy and appellate brief writing skills. In addition to her Juris Doctorate from the Howard University School of Law, Tai holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Spelman College and a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of St. Thomas, a Certificate in Professional Coaching from The Center For Coaching Certification, and a Strategic Human Resources Leadership Certificate from Cornell University.