With the ever-evolving state of change of organizations we have witnessed the best leaders are the ones that can adapt, adjust and are willing to learn new ways to think outside of the box. We are coaches and conversation catalysts that will encourage you to think different, be different, and lead different.
Lead Different Consulting received a Silver Brandon Hall Group Award for Excellence in the Best Development Program for Frontline Leaders category for the flagship WarnerMedia Management Essentials program: Equipping Leaders To Lead Themselves, Lead Teams, & Lead The Business. We were also named one of HRO Today’s 2021 Superstars for our partnership with WarnerMedia around the Management Essentials Program.
Based in the LA area, Dr. Julie Shaw is a multipotentialite who is a former professional basketball player, an experienced academic as a professor for Gonzaga University.
She is a change agent whose passion lies in personal development, leadership development, and transition. Dr. Shaw comes from the world of athletics having been a collegiate women’s basketball coach for close to 15 years helping lead teams to multiple championships and the NCAA Sweet 16. She has also been a part of the NBA, hiring and overseeing 50 coaches for a training program with the Los Angeles Clippers.
Dr. Shaw also had the opportunity to serve as the Director of Education for Billie Jean King’s non-profit, The Women’s Sports Foundation.
Shaw has devoted her time and expertise to the field of diversity and inclusion starting with earning her doctorate in Leadership & Administration focusing on creating safe space climates on college campuses. She has also been an advocate for the LGBTQ+ community, women’s equity, and social justice. Using her ability and talent to connect with people, Dr. Shaw has facilitated and presented for organizations on topics of leadership, communication, team building and diversity and inclusion.
In addition, she has dedicated her time to becoming a certified grief educator to help others as the founder of Hello I’m Grieving a grief awareness community geared towards grief awareness, visibility and education.
Located in Los Angeles, Erica is a former collegiate All-American athlete that majored in business and philosophy. She went on to obtain her Master’s Degree in Business Administration.
She has been a coach in various fields for the past 15 years including spending the first part of her professional career as a collegiate women’s basketball coach and collegiate men’s American football strength & conditioning coach where she specialized in supporting athletes both on and off the field through “Mental Conditioning” sessions that trained athletes how to process thoughts, emotions and actions across all areas of their lives. Erica went on to be recruited by the Secret Service but declined to pursue the opportunity to run and expand a successful chain of superfood health cafés and fitness facilities.
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