Beth Applegate owns and leads an organization development (OD) practice with two decades of experience with national and international social sector agencies, academic institutions, governmental agencies, and socially responsible for-profits. Beth identifies as an Applied Behavioral Science scholar-practitioner positioned to bring to the fore the tradition of inquiry and dialogue in service of social justice and healthy individuals, groups, and organizations in the world. She roots herself in the constructs of human potential and development, empowerment, equity, democratic processes, and the importance of the use of self as a key indicator of success. Her work is inextricably linked to advancing racial equity and racial healing, social justice, and humanistic values.Beth has written numerous articles for academic journals; is currently co-authoring a book on Polarity Thinking in the nonprofit sector and is an active contributor to the field of applied behavior science. She is the co-author of Embracing Cultural Competency in the nonprofit sector: A capacity builder’s guide (edited by Patricia St. Onge and published in 2009). Beth is active in civic engagement. She currently serves on the Bloomington Human Rights Commission; and the National Within Your Lifetime Campaign to End Racism. She facilitates strategic planning processes utilizing polarity thinking along with trainings on white privilege, equity and inclusion for various national and international conferences, such as the Organization Development Network; White Privilege; and the Alliance for Nonprofit Management.