Orlando is a coach – and he just does that, across platforms.” My colleague crystallized for me how I show up in the world. Whether facilitating a session for managers seeking to create inclusive cultures, working one-on-one with executives looking to lead powerfully or pushing a team of pre-teens through a tough practice, I am at best when I am helping those around me to get the best out of themselves.

Orlando Bishop serves as a Senior Consultant, focused primarily on telling the KG story. Through articles, videos, webcasts, and more, he works with the marketing team to bring the power of Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) to light and to life for everyone from individual contributors to the C-Suite. Orlando doesn’t just tell the story; he lives it,  working with prospective and current clients to assess the state of their organization, identify the role D&I in current outcomes, and collaboratively design engagements that leverage D&I to optimize business outcomes.

Prior to joining the Kaleidoscope team, Orlando founded Align Performance, a consulting firm that specializes in the development and execution of customized strategies that align “who we are, where we are and where we want to go.” Merging this methodology with Kaleidoscope’s holistic, inclusive approach to Diversity & Inclusion, Orlando spearheads the development of one-on-one coaching offerings that will support individuals in maximizing the impact of the D&I work being done within their organizations.

Orlando’s professional experience in diversity extends back to his tenure as an English teacher at Polytechnic Preparatory Country Day School (Brooklyn, NY) – his alma mater – where he served as Assistant Coordinator of Diversity Programs, designing and delivering programs for students and faculty. His commitment to issues of diversity remained evident as he moved into his Hollywood career, working as a writer, director, and producer. During his time as a staff writer on 7th Heaven, he teamed with his writing partners to write “Got MLK?,” a special episode connecting Dr. King’s struggles to the modern-day issues facing the show’s characters.

Orlando graduated from Yale College with a B.A. in Afro-American Studies as well as a B.A. in Film Studies. He also holds an MFA in Motion Picture Producing from The Peter Stark Producing Program at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinema & Television. In addition to his work in film and television —  Most recently, he wrote and directed “Dinner For Two,” which premiered on TVOne in 2018. — he has been published as a contributor to “Be The Dream.” His essay, “Doing The Right Thing,” detailed the lasting impact of his time in Prep for Prep, a program that played an integral role in diversifying the population of New York’s independent schools by identifying high performers in the city’s public schools and preparing them to succeed in the city’s top private schools. Currently, Orlando lives in Los Angeles with his wife and their twins, all of whom provide ample material for his stand-up comedy, which he has performed in venues across the country.