Dive In

Nadine Vogel

“Dive In: Springboard into the Profitability, Productivity, and Potential of the Special Needs Workforce” by Nadine Vogel, enlightens readers regarding the untapped talent pool of people with disabilities, parents of children with special needs, and older workers with age-related impairments. Vogel, the CEO of Springboard Consulting LLC, offers guidance and corporate best practices relative to all issues and initiatives pertaining to the outreach, recruitment, employment, retention of people with disabilities.

Dive In includes informative sidebars offering data and inspiration, examples of innovation, and even guidance on etiquette in potentially awkward situations. The book is informed not only by Vogel’s vast expertise, but by statistics, and interviews that illuminate the best practices of today’s global business leaders. “Dive In provides the information and tools to better understand how to remove the barriers to employing this large, loyal segment of the population,” says Cisco’s John Chambers.

The book has garnered advance praise from business and civic leaders, who call it “required reading”, “a timely reminder” and “a must read for any corporate leader today.” Why such strong directives? Because, as Tig Gilliam, Adecco CEO, says, “This is not simply because it’s the right or nice thing to do. Just as with other members of diverse work forces, people with disabilities bring new approaches to innovation and productivity that drive real business improvement. It is also important to consider the benefits to an organization’s corporate social responsibility efforts that engaging this important segment of the workforce will provide.

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About the Author

Nadine O. Vogel is the CEO of Springboard Consulting LLC, a global company working with national and multinational corporations, governments and agencies around the world to successfully mainstream disability in the global workforce, workplace and marketplace. Springboard also produces the world-renowned Disability Matters Conference and Awards.

Prior to founding Springboard, Nadine held a variety of executive positions in both Corporate America and the non-profit sectors. Vogel is the author of DIVE IN, Springboard into the Profitability, Productivity and Potential of the Special Needs Workforce, a highly acclaimed must-read business book. She is a regular contributor to Profiles in Diversity Journal, Diversity MBA Magazine and Diversity Executive Magazine, and has authored articles for many other professional, industry and consumer publications. Nadine is also recognized as a powerful informational, motivational and inspirational speaker.

Recognized for her civic and professional activities, Vogel has received many awards and accolades including: Selected: As a 2013 First Star Recipient of Diversity Woman Magazine’s “Stars Who Mean Business Peer Award”; by MEA Magazine as one of the 2013 “25 Influential Women in Business”; by The Garden State Woman Education Foundation as the recipient of the Garden State Woman of the Year 2012 Diversity award; by Diversity Journal as a 2012 Diversity Leader Award recipient; as one of Diversity MBA’s 2011 Top 100 under 50 Executive Leaders; as a 2011 recipient of the American Association for Affirmative Action Edward M. Kennedy Community Service Award; for the Inaugural M2Moms 2010 MomFirst Award, “One Mom’s Idea That Made a Difference”; by the YAI, Business Advisory Council, for the 2010 Advocacy Award; by NJ BIZ Magazine’s for the 2008 Best 50 Women in Business Award; for the Count Me In, 2008 Make Mine a Million $ Business Program Award; by for the 2007 Howard L. Green Humanitarian Award from the NJ Broadcasters Association; for The College of Charleston’s 2 003 Distinguished Alumni Award; for the Voices Award 2003 – individuals who have made a difference in the community; for the Golden Gate University’s 2002 Alumni Community Service Award; for the Fast Company Magazine’s 2002 debut list of “Fast 50” innovators — individuals whose achievements helped change their companies or society; for the Working Mother Magazine’s Mothers We Love Top 25 List in 2000 and the magazine’s 2000 Mothering That Works Award, and numerous elections to a variety of editions to Who’s Who. Vogel has been featured on NBC News, CNNfn, Lifetime Live on the Lifetime Channel, Good Day NY and Oxygen Television’s Pure Oxygen program.

She is the founder and past president of the board of SNAP, Special Needs Advocate for Parents, a member of the College of Charleston Department of Communications Professional Advisory Council, a member of the New Jersey State Employment & Training Commission Disability Issues Committee, a Founding Board Member of the Society for Diversity, a multi-year member of the SHRM Workplace Diversity Special Expertise Panel, WBENC, Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, WPO, Women’s Presidents Organization and a member of NSA, National Speakers Association.

In 2014, Nadine earned “The Certified Speaking Professional” (CSP) designation which recognizes competency in platform excellence, established business practices and success and is held by less than ten percent of professional speakers worldwide.

Vogel received an MBA from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, CA and a BS in Industrial Psychology from the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC. She resides in New Jersey with her husband and two daughters, both of whom have special needs.