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Nikeya Diversity Consulting & The Gatson Group
Nikeya Diversity Consulting & The Gatson Group

About the Gatson Group

The Gatson Group was founded by Felicia Johnson and has its principal office in Irving, Texas. Created to provide diversity and inclusion training and consulting services, supporting commercial, non-profit, and government organizations, our approach is to design customized solutions that help organizations improve leadership skills, employee/customer engagement, communications, and overall performance.

Felicia Johnson, Gatson Group Founder

Meet Our Leader

Felicia Johnson MBA, CDP® (Certified Diversity Professional), CDE® (Certified Diversity Executive) is the Founder and Managing Director of The Gatson Group, a diversity and inclusion training and consulting firm.

Felicia’s career includes serving as the Global Manager for Diversity & Inclusion for The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Head of Diversity for Cabela’s Inc., and Co-Lead of Diversity for Nissan North America. Felicia is a licensed provider and master facilitator offering the #1 Diversity & Inclusion Certification through her partnership with the Institute for Diversity Certification (IDC®). She is also a Maxwell Leadership™ Certified Team member and offers leadership, development, and coaching offerings from the #1 leadership expert.


MBA in Marketing Management
The University of Dallas

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration and Management
Dallas Baptist University

Work Experience

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Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Global Manager of Diversity and Inclusion

Global Manager of Diversity and Inclusion – Akron, OH
In this role, Felicia supported the design and implementation of the global strategy for diversity and inclusion supporting 60,000+ employees across North America, Latin America, EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) and Asia-Pacific. In addition, she oversaw the diversity and inclusion component of the GRI Reporting Requirements, co-created the first D&I leader workshop, and created and facilitated the company’s first Inclusive Leadership learning curriculum.

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Cabela’s, Inc., Senior Manager of Diversity and Inclusion

Sr. Manager of Diversity & Inclusion – Sidney, NE
At Cabela’s, Felicia developed the business case for diversity, as well as oversaw the creation and deployment of company-wide diversity and inclusion training, the first in the history of the company. Results included a 97% penetration rate for all US-based Directors and above in the first 120 days of deployment and a 98% approval rating.

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Nissan North America, Senior Diversity Analyst

Sr. Diversity Analyst – Franklin, TN
Felicia co-led the design and execution of company-wide diversity and inclusion strategies spanning the US, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil. In addition, she served as the Assistant Secretary to the Global Inclusion Council and managed the diversity and inclusion training program serving 25,000+ employees. In addition, she served for six years as a board member with The Nissan Foundation Board of Directors.

Awards & Certifications:

Board Vice-Chair, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce

Advisory Committee on Disabilities

City of Irving

Tower Award

Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business | The University of Dallas – Irving, TX

Recipients of this award are recognized as beacons within the University of Dallas business alumni community and embody the mission of the Gupta College of Business to prepare competent and responsible managers who are also principled and moral leaders.

Certified Speaker, Coach, and Trainer

Maxwell Leadership™ Certified Team
Whether you are looking for a facilitator for group workshops, corporate leadership training, or coaching skills for your leaders, Felicia has access to exclusive content that is only available through The John Maxwell Team to help you reach your goals and objectives.

Official Provider and Master Instructor of the #1 DEI Certification in the World.

Offering the Certified Diversity Professional (CDP®)      Certified Diversity Executive (CDE®)

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As we navigate an ever-evolving business landscape, the importance of diversity and inclusion has never been more apparent.

Companies that prioritize diversity not only foster a more inclusive workplace but also gain a competitive edge in today’s increasingly diverse marketplace.

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