As founder and chief executive officer, Dr. Kazique J. Prince (pronounced ka-ZEE-kay) is based in Austin, Texas, providing executive consultation and coaching services focused on cultural competency for individuals, teams, and organizations. Dr. Prince also serves as the senior policy advisor and education coordinator for City of Austin Mayor Steve Adler. In the Mayor’s office, education, equitable economic development, and public safety are under his portfolio as well as efforts to develop, plan, and executive strategies to dismantle institutional racism and systemic inequities, promote equity and inclusion, and meet strategic goals within the Mayor’s agenda.
Recently, Dr. Prince launched Courage Equity, a nonprofit organization created to provide funding for educators on diversity & inclusion and promote cultural relevant practice. He’s also writes and produces Equity Turned Up, a blog and podcast reflecting on a variety of equity and inclusion topics. Throughout his career, Dr. Prince carved out a reputation as a dynamic and comprehensive communicator and trusted adviser. Governed by a focused vision for the future and fueled by a passion to make a difference in the new global economy, he has considerable experience in the areas of Project & Program Management, Diversity & Inclusion Management, and Cross-functional Leadership Development. He also owns a powerful understanding of people and what motivates them, drawing upon unique skill sets to sell, counsel and encourage others towards meaningful, lasting change. He collaborates with clients working on managing cultural differences by trailblazing through opposition, spearheading forward-thinking, cutting-edge initiatives and programs while successfully uniting team members behind common goals.
In 2015, Kazique won the Texas DiversityFIRST Award and recognized for the #IAmBlackAustin campaign by the Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce. He also serves on the Austin Independent School District’s Budget Stabilization Task Force. Dr. Prince serves on the Mayor’s Task Force on Institutional Racism & Systemic Inequities, City of Austin’s Equity Action Team, Greater Austin Community Schools Coalition, and Executive Taskforce Committee for the Austin Area My Brother’s Keeper White House Initiative. He previously had appointments as the Advisory Council Chair to the Austin’s African American Cultural Heritage District, Education Committee Co-Chair for the Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce, and member of the Texas Diversity Council’s Central Texas Advisory Council, NAACP, and the Austin Area Urban League. His hobbies include playing tennis, blogging, weight training, listening to live music, and urban gardening. He received his Ph.D. in
Counseling Psychology at The University of Georgia at Athens, Ed.S. in Counseling Psychology at Georgia State University, Ed.M. in Counseling Psychology at Rutgers University, and B.S. in Psychology from the Benjamin Banneker Honors College at Prairie View A&M University. He is also a Board Certified Diplomat in African
Centered/Black Psychology through The Association of Black Psychologists and certified administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory through IDI, LLC. Father of two burgeoning teenagers, and supports various others activities in the Austin area.