Jimmi Langemo brings a simple, holistic approach to diversity, equity and inclusion. Since 2004, he has worked with Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, schools, churches, and chiefs of police. His focus is on the transformation of leaders, weaving DEI seamlessly into business rhythms and decision-making processes, and creating meaningful and measurable improvements in the employee experience, the customer experience, and an organization’s performance.
Jimmi has also created a DEI program based on faith and spirituality. Jimmi helps people strengthen their faith and cultivate a spiritual practice of diversity, equity and inclusion. His cornerstone program is a spiritual pilgrimage to Memphis, Tennessee. He also teaches classes, officiates services and provides consultation.
As the Director of Diversity & Inclusion at Best Buy, where he worked for 18 years, he started a diversity leadership program that was featured on NBC-TV, ABC-TV and in the Minneapolis Star Tribune. It was also the winner of the Diversity Journal’s Innovation Award. The program was a proven vehicle for improving business performance, creating more diverse teams, and lowering turnover – as well as having a lasting, positive impact on attendees’ personal life. He also was a leader in the nationwide launch of employee resource groups for the Company.
As a consultant, facilitator and speaker, Jimmi is engaging and motivational, creating a safe environment for participants to explore, take risks and gain clarity on what it means to be an effective leader. Participants leave inspired to lead with a DEI-mindset and equipped with the confidence and skills to be successful in achieving their goals.
Jimmi is also a songwriter and musician. He sings and plays guitar, harmonica, mandolin, and banjo. His band, Jimmi and the Band of Souls, won best produced album of the year in 2011 with the release of The Devil You Know. They were semi-finalists in the International Blues Challenge in 2015. He has released six albums and will have two more released in 2021.