Cory Schneider

Cory translates affirmative-relational psychology and human capital theory into practice to optimize organizational culture.

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Cory Schneider partners with clients to build understanding, foster commitment, and drive ownership of diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. Based in Los Angeles, he has over 15 years of experience advising leaders on people and culture transformation. A trusted advisor in inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility (IDEA), Cory has worked with Fortune 500 companies and non-profit organizations to explore organizational infrastructure and its impact on the psychology of people and systems. Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, he was a director of consulting and strategy for Cook Ross’ inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility area of practice. In that role he served as an active member of the senior leadership team developing strategy influenced by marketplace trends. Before that, he worked at Deloitte in the human capital practice. Cory began his career in psychology, serving as a licensed psychotherapist and psychosocial care manager in Los Angeles for more than 10 years.

“A leader is anyone who takes responsibility for finding the potential in people and processes, and who has the courage to develop that potential.” - Brene Brown

Cory holds an MA in clinical psychology and LGBTQ studies from Antioch University Los Angeles, and a BS in corporate communications from the University of Texas at Austin.
Cory is a licensed psychotherapist with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and provides psychotherapy services in private practice and clinical settings.
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Areas of Expertise

Assessment and Benchmarking Board and CEO Advisory Culture Analytics Development and Transition Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Human Resources Team Effectiveness

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