About Me

Viva Asmelash,
Inclusion Strategist & Consultant

Start having the conversations that matter most.

My professional purpose is to create environments where people feel truly seen and are inspired to be their best and most authentic selves. I bring this to life as a strategic and intuitive people operations  professional with over 12 years of experience in purpose-driven branding, leadership training & development, career-focused marketing, diversified applicant sourcing, and high-impact inclusion & diversity work. My sweet spot is the intersection of authentic messaging, radical inclusion, and driving people-centered outcomes.


For over seven years, I developed the employer brand at Galileo Learning that drew an annual average of over 7,000 applicants, launched and co-led the multi-faceted DEI strategy, managed multiple thought leadership initiatives, and worked to ensure Galileo's consistent recognition—including being named one of The SF Business Times' Best Places to Work in the Bay Area (with over ten consecutive years on the list), a Real Leader Magazine Top 100 Impact Company, and one of Forbes' 25 Best Small Companies in America.


I now work with select clients through my consulting practice—like The LA Zoo & Botanical Gardens, global marketing firm MiQ, IPMA-HR Western Region, Philanthropy U, and Port of Long Beach—to share my insight and experiences to deepen their inclusion work. I'm also an active speaker & mental health advocate in northern California. My personal passions include social justice, contemporary art, and all things design and music.