Malati Marlene Shinazy, MEd

Our Catalyst

Strategic Consultant and Facilitator

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Malati (whose name rhymes with “Quality”) has improved organizational cultures for hundreds of clients worldwide. Before launching PLC, she worked as Chief Learning Officer and VP of Learning, Talent Development, and Organization Development for Silicon Valley software firms, Fortune 100, and small-cap companies.

Malati’s history of providing strategic talent and organization development solutions to clients is coupled with her deep insider knowledge of their real-time pain points.

She teaches Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace at University of CA, Santa Barbara and is a certified facilitator of The Leadership Practices Inventory® and The Leadership Challenge Workshop®.


Publications Include:

  • Listening to Millennials: 56 Priceless Tips For Managers (Balboa Press) – now at Amazon!
  • Cultural Self-Awareness for Leadership Teams” in the book, Global Competence… 50 Activities for Succeeding in International Business (HRD Press) – at Amazon
  •  Developer of teenDIVERSOPHY®, the learning game that enhances students’ knowledge, skills, and leadership ability for living in culturally diverse communities.


Speaker Bureau:

Book Malati for your next manager off-site, all-hands meeting, or professional association conference or click here for her speaker one-sheet. Email



Our Senior Team

Senior Content Developer

Chris Fleck Chris Fleck, M.A. is a professional educator, freelance writer, and entrepreneur. Chris got his start in management best practices while obtaining is M.A. at Hawai’i Pacific University. He dedicated his master’s thesis studies at the topic: Superior to Subordinate Feedback & Evaluation and its Under Utilization in the Workforce. Chris has been a writer for Honolulu’s daily and weekly newspapers Star-Advertiser and MidWeek. He currently is a contributing writer to numerous Hawaii-based and national publications, as well as an adjunct professor at Hawai’i Pacific University and University of Hawai’i Community College. Chris also plays an integral role as an executive for Prime Protein Superfood, a health and wellness start-up. Taking advantage of all Hawai’i has to offer Chris is a hiking enthusiast, dedicated long distance runner, and shabby-at-best surfer.

Senior Facilitator (Bilingual Facilitator: English and Spanish)

Carla Blandon Carla Blandon is fluent in both Spanish and English, working with clients who need a bilingual facilitator. She worked in financial services for over a decade, simultaneously teaching business courses for new entrepreneurs with Mission Community Services and Women’s Business Center in California’s Central Coast. She was also media relations and outreach for a non-profit serving the Latino community. A native of Costa Rica, Carla attended Universidad de Las Americas majoring in hospitality and tourism. She is the founder and President of “her baby, The Hispanic Business Association, headquartered in in Paso Robles, CA. In her spare time, Carla uses her public speaking skills to promote the organization and its members. She recently received Wells Fargo Bank’s Diversity and Inclusion Champion and Volunteer Service Excellence awards, and recognition from the Parent Institute for Quality Education for her dedicated volunteerism.


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