Colette Cottman is an experienced HR, PM, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Practitioner, as well as a Training/Community Development Leader with an extensive background in program development, outreach and advocacy for inclusion and accessibility. Colette’s been instrumental in educating and supporting military, civil servants, educators, corporate and small business professionals at multiple organizational levels on methodology and the benefits of embracing DEI. She has a documented record of success in creating, promoting, and delivering solutions designed to support organizational change, posture, objectives, and outcomes. Colette is passionate about people, growth mindset, giving back and creating positive, interactive, and empowering experiences to promote belonging, intellectual curiosity as well as individual development and team achievement.
Colette is currently an ID&E (Inclusion, Diversity & Equity) Manager at TEKsystems, former Community Development Specialist and Enterprise Training Manager. She holds a master’s degree in Human Resource Management, a Bachelor of Science in Mgmt./Computer Information Systems (M/CIS) and a Bachelor of Arts in Business with a concentration in Organizational Psychology. She’s a Certified Business Coach, an MCT, has held various professional certifications including: ITIL-F, LSSGB, MIE 365 Academy, M365, MS Teams Admin, as well as Change Management, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) Certificates.
Prior to her role as Inclusion, Diversity & Equity Regional Manager, serving the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, she worked as a Talent Advocacy and Project Manager with TEKsystems Global Services, focused on Rising Talent within Workforce Development, consulting, resource management and mentorship productivity and workforce planning optimization, so client leadership can focus on more strategic, priority tasks; advises best practices and supports talent through training, transition and contractual engagements.