About Keith Earley

Building Capacity for Long-Term Strategic Change

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“I have an innate interest in organizations and problem solving tied to their grandest vision.” – Keith Earley

My Journey  

Keith Earley, Ph.D., JD

Throughout my career, I have been a passionate advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion. Following my tenure as the lead human resource attorney at Freddie Mac, I served as Vice President of the company’s Employee Strategies and Practices division. In that capacity, I developed and implemented DEI initiatives, managed employee relations on a national scale, and supported human capital developmental strategies. Following my time at Freddie Mac, I continued to hone my DEI skills through independent consulting and leadership of DEI strategies for a global intellectual property law firm.

I am a lifelong learner who has embraced personal growth and transformation. After a successful career in corporate law, I returned to school twice. First to pursue a Master’s degree and later a Ph.D., both in Organization Development, which provided a solid framework for applying systems theory and change management principles to my consulting practice.

My passions include skiing, cycling, ethnic art, and international travel. I have two children and four grandchildren, all of whom reside in Rockville, MD.

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My Approach


My orientation explicitly focuses on building capacity for long-term strategic change for my clients.  Underlying my approach is a belief grounded in the imperative to balance high aspirations and pragmatic solutions using proven approaches tailored to the needs of my clients. I seek to partner with my clients to assess strengths and address challenges constructively. 

I bring a background grounded in multiple disciplines that include legal compliance, DEI strategy, leadership coaching, change management, and facilitation. My background in Organization Development provides an important lens through which I consider the systems, structures, and processes that frame my approach.

My Core Values

What to expect
  • Life-long learner committed to personal growth.
  • Understand the distinction between intent and impact and encourage clients to do the same.
  • I have a profound respect for processes that look at all people in a holistic manner that considers the intersections of their lives and identities.

Earley Interventions, LLC

I have worked with a wide range of clients across sectors.  The following is a partial listing: 


  • SRI International
  • Virtusa Corp
  • T. Rowe Price
  • Citigroup


  • AARP
  • American Society on Aging
  • Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals
  • National Coalition of Homeless Veterans
  • Adventist Health Care

Federal Government

  • Comptroller of the Currency
  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • Department of Justice
  • CIA
  • Intelsat
  • NIH


  • World Bank
  • Global Communities


  • The Winters Group
    • Xcel Energy
    • Honda
    • Nationwide
  • The Kaleel Jamison Consulting Group
    • Association of Research Libraries
    • Association of Colleges & Research Libraries
    • Stanford University


  • PhD & MA Human & Org Systems, Fielding Graduate University
  • MSOD, American University
  • JD, Rutgers University
  • BS, Cornell University


  • Intercultural Development Inventory
  • Fielding Graduate University Evidence-Based Coaching
  • International Coach Federation, PCC
  • Georgetown Executive Coaching 
  • DISC 
  • BarOn EQi 2.0 (Emotional Intelligence)


Dissertation: A Qualitative Study of the Lived Experience of Black Women Equity Partners in Elite Law Firms, 2015

Law Firm Diversity: What Law Firms Can Learn from Corporations, Co-author, Association of Law Firm Diversity Professionals Journal, Spring 2009

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I have served as an adjunct faculty member in the following graduate programs: 

Georgetown University-School of Continuing Studies

  • Human Resource Management
    • All DEI courses
    • HR Foundations
    • Ethics
  • Organizational Consulting & Change Leadership
    • Organization Theory
    • Learning Team Coach

University of Southern California

  • Bovard School-Human Resource Management
    • Leadership in HR
    • Management of Diverse & Global HR

American University

  • School of Public Affairs-MSOD
    • Implementing Systems Change



  • International Gestalt & Organization & Leadership Development (iGold), Cohort Member
  • International Coach Federation, Member
  • International Organization Development Association (IODA), Member
  • Fielding Graduate University, Trustee  & Chair, Governance Committee
  • Washington DC Bar, Member
  • Chesapeake Bay Organizational Development Network (CBODN)

What I’m Reading

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Organisation Development Manifesto

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“In the fleeting time we have on this earth, what matters is not wealth, or stature, or power, or fame, but rather how well we have loved, and what small part we have played in making the lives of other people better.”

Barack Obama

Let’s Get Started


DEI competence requires ongoing refinement. We must be able to diagnose systems, structures, and processes, recognizing the instances where DEI is constrained, avoided, minimized, or glaringly absent.


I have more than 15 years of coaching experience.  His approach to coaching is grounded in leadership development, systems change, diversity and inclusion, conflict resolution, and team effectiveness. 


I use a holistic systems approach to first diagnose the current state based on values, behaviors, underlying assumptions, and interactions between and among key leveraging points in an organization.

Interested in organization development for your team?

Let me know how I can assist with your DEI initiative, leadership coaching, or training & facilitation.

  • Learn from a professional
  • Increase individual competency
  • Build a community

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