Patricia conde-brooks, Ed.D. Candidate

Patricia Conde-Brooks co-founded Tr3ce Consulting as a means to help organizations to better retain and attract the workforce of the future. And at the same time, equip the next generation with sound business and leadership principles. 

Patricia is a seasoned Diversity and Inclusion professional well known for transforming D&I organizations. As an Ed.D. candidate, Patricia has extensive research on Latino cultural scripts, Latina leadership competencies, multicultural team dynamics, inclusive organizational strategies and diverse employee performance indicators. 

As one of the few Latina Doctorate level Inclusion professionals in the U.S., Patricia is a sought out speaker, consultant, and advisor of Latino employee, engagement, and leadership issues

Michelle Thom, Ed.D. Candidate

Michelle Thom is a Human Resource executive who has served as Chief Human Resource roles in top-tier academic institutions. Michelle is well regarded for her support of C-suite executives and high-level leaders at universities. Moreover, she has been recognized for instituting cultural transformation strategies throughout multiple organizations. 

Michelle provides the hands-on experience of leading human resource initiatives for organizations with several thousand employees, while at the same time focusing on personnel trends. Michelle’s doctorate research focuses on organizational development, C-suite leader’s perception of diversity, organizational barriers for underrepresented employees and structural behavior.   


Lilian Vu, MPH, Ed.D. Candidate

Lilian Vu is an industry leading innovative thought leader and strategist. She has spent the last two decades in corporate America providing overall strategic, operational direction and sales/marketing product innovation strategy.  Lilian Vu is the first Hmong woman doctorate level certified coach in the United States.

She has a unique understanding of the challenges that minority leaders face in corporate America. As a coaching partner, she fosters a learning environment where individuals can redefine self-empowerment and reach their greatest potential. She helps clients uncover learned restrictions, deepen self-awareness, create new possibilities for leadership, greater effectiveness and foster self-directed learning aimed at achieving sustainable results. Vu is passionate about helping leaders at all levels with a special focus on emerging minority leaders and high potential talent. 

As an Ed.D candidate, her doctoral dissertation chronicles the need for coaching leadership as a path to empowerment at an individual and team level. She also partners with organizations to design leadership-based coaching cultures that unlock the highest team potential that achieves best performances. She has done extensive research in self-empowerment, leader as coach, team coaching, and leadership effectiveness.

richard Conde, Ph.D. Candidate


Richard Conde experienced first hand the cultural conflicts between Latino employees and organizations. With the demographic changes in the U.S. and the continued turnover rates of Latino employees, Richard co-founded Tr3ce to move the conversation from diversity to inclusion.

Richard is a Ph.D. candidate focusing on employee motivational factors, cultural influences on employee behaviors, inclusive leadership, performance management, and leadership communication styles. As a business leader, Richard led mid to large field operations with several hundred employees. Richard was known as a “culturalist” due to his keen ability to transform organizational cultures by creating top-tier employee engagement and operational results. 

Our Amazing Staff

The Backbone of Our Organization

We are fortunate to have top-level quantitative and qualitative support. Our data scientist received a Masters in Statistics from Stanford University and is currently finalizing his Stanford Ph.D. He is well known for his ability to utilize “R” programming as well as a myriad of statistical tools to understand complicated data correlations. 

In addition, our demographer is a Ph.D. candidate at Penn State University. He has worked with several municipalities to analyze and predict immigration patterns to help city planning. He has studied Latino population trends including educational, economic, and professional factors.