Estrus Tucker is an Independent Consultant, Equity Coach and Master Facilitator designing and leading engaging training sessions in support of professional & community renewal,
transformational leadership and non-violent reconciliation. Estrus is a Principal, Co-Founder and Chief Equity & Integrity Officer of DEI Consultants Inc. LLC. advancing diversity, equity
and inclusion around the world. Estrus is also a seasoned practitioner of the Courage & Renewal Circle of Trust® approach, Habits of the Heart® (developed by Parker Palmer, PhD)
and other models of civic engagement, leadership, organizational and community development and renewal.
As a Senior Courage & Renewal Facilitator Estrus has designed and led ten National Academies for Leaders Retreats, and more than fifty targeted retreats around the country for Faith
Leaders, Educators, Community Leaders, Municipal Government Personnel, Elected Officials and Activists. Estrus has more than thirty five years experience in executive leadership in local,
state and national nonprofit operations and governance.
Estrus serves as the principal consultant with the City of Arlington’s Unity Council resourcing their Racial Equity Plan initiative, and served as the principal consultant with the City
of Fort Worth’s Race and
Culture Task Force (2017-2019). These citywide processes focus on Community Conversations, Focus Groups, Town halls, Assessment of Racial Disparities in City Services, and Leadership
Training. Estrus serves as a Facilitator, Faculty, Equity HUB Co-Chair, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Trainer and member of the National Leadership Team for the Institute for Health
Improvement (IHI) 100 Million Healthier Lives Global Initiatives. He is also the lead designer of the Winter Institute's "Welcome Table" Model for Racial Reconciliation used all over
Mississippi and New Orleans to engage diverse residents and leaders in actionable community collaboration.
Estrus' current Board service includes the Tarrant County Workforce Development Board, Fort Worth Public Arts Commission, Historic Como Preservation Council and the Brite Divinity School
Board of Visitors. He is a Vietnam-era Veteran, an ordained minister active in interfaith and ecumenical initiatives, and an alumnus of the University of Texas at Arlington, Leadership Fort
Worth, and the John Ben Shepherd Texas Public Leadership Forum.
Estrus is recognized as one of the 400 Most Influential People in Fort Worth, Texas in August 2020 by Fort Worth Inc. Magazine. Estrus was the recipient of the 2019 Dr. Marion J. Brooks
Living Legends Award in the field of Community Service sponsored by the Beta Tau Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and also the recipient of the 2012 recipient of the
International Assoc. of Human Rights Agencies (IAOHRA) Individual Achievement Award for his work and leadership in support of creative civic engagement and transformational leadership in
Mississippi; Belfast, Northern Ireland; Cape town, South Africa and Texas.
Estrus resides in Lake Como, a historic African American Community in Fort Worth, Texas where he was born and grew up. His mission is to inspire courage and facilitate practices that promote
human dignity, community belonging, nonviolent engagement and justice, in service of a world that works for all.