Orlando Bishop

Orlando Bishop serves as a Regional Competence Leader focused primarily on the western region of the U.S. He works with prospective and current clients to assess the state of their organization, to identify the role of diversity and inclusion in current outcomes, and to collaboratively design engagements that leverage diversity and inclusion, optimizing future 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 is spearheading 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 and a producer. Most notably, 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 writing for film and television, 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.

 

 
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