Learning and Performance Catalyst

Transformative Leader

disruptor

Bela Gaytán (she/they) unapologetically disrupts spaces to create change. She leverages her intersectional identities as a queer,  Latina, neurodivergent, multiply disabled child of field workers to educate with an emphasis on the lived experiences of marginalized folks.

Who is Bela?

Bela is an award-winning leader, IDEAS (inclusion, diversity, equity, accessibility, social justice) practitioner, and advocate for marginalized groups. As the founder of IntuiBel, she serves groups and organizations of all sizes as a Learning and Performance Improvement Specialist, IDEAS Consultant, and Equity Evaluator.

Bela is a sought-after speaker for her dynamic, humorous, and interactive approach with a gift for making learning feel intuitive. Their work with NASA, The Equity Consortium, DisArt, and organizations like Lesbians Who Tech showcases their dedication to inclusive learning. Featured by Google Developers and Bloomberg News, Bela has also been recognized as a top 100 LGBT+ Future Leader Role Model.

Testimonials

Megan Grandmont-Melendy

Megan Grandmont-Melendy

Maybe your organization has been touting DEIAB as a value without taking meaningful steps to make it a reality. Maybe you want to create learning experiences that embody DEIAB principles but aren’t sure how to start. In Bela’s [Building Inclusion] course, she’ll meet you where you’re at, offering up foundational definitions of DEIAB and exploring why DEIAB principles should be embedded into the quality assurance process -- as well as the more technical methods for HOW to do so. She facilitated the course with consistency, flexibility, and an authentic interest in the thinking of her learners. Thanks to Bela... for this meaningful course that will immediately improve my practice as a learning designer!

Lani Matsumura

Lani Matsumura

[Bela's] Inclusive Quality Assurance [course] provided me with valuable insights, practical strategies, and tools that I can apply in my practice as an instructional designer to create more inclusive and accessible learning environments. Bela is an exceptional course designer and facilitator. She is extremely knowledgeable, insightful, and responsive to questions. Her guidance made the learning experience inspiring and exciting. I highly recommend this amazing course!

Vee VoPham

Vee VoPham

I had the pleasure of working with Bela at Pantheon, and I can’t speak highly enough of her. 💛 She is an exceptional #DEIA and #InstructionalDesign leader, driven by passion and empathy. Bela’s natural inclination to support others, along with her #community-driven mindset, sets her apart and makes her an invaluable asset to any team or organization. I had the privilege of co-leading Pantheon’s LGBTQIA+ ERG (Pridetheon) and its inclusive extension (Pridtheon Impact) with her, and I can confidently say that she is a born leader.