Understand Culture. 

Inspire Talent. 

Elevate Performance.

What do you do?

I am an advisor to executives and boards on culture, strategy, communications, crisis management, inclusion, and equity.

but depleted and defeated at the end of the day?

What are you passionate about?  What energizes you?

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Making an impact and real improvement.

but still have no clue how to actually feel comfortable in your own skin?

Leaving things better than how we found them.

but depleted and defeated at the end of the day?

Equity, inclusion and participation.

to guide you to the health and mental clarity you need to live your most successful & balanced life?

What do you do well?

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Communicate.  I find the words.

but still have no clue how to actually feel comfortable in your own skin?

“Surround sound” listening, taking in a wide range of inputs through asking, reading, monitoring and observing.

but depleted and defeated at the end of the day?

I lead and facilitate difficult conversations, asking the questions that need to be asked and getting the answers that are hard to get.

to guide you to the health and mental clarity you need to live your most successful & balanced life?

From there, I partner with executives and boards to improve performance, optimize talent and grow their businesses.

to guide you to the health and mental clarity you need to live your most successful & balanced life?

What do your clients need?

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Actionable insights and practical solutions.

but still have no clue how to actually feel comfortable in your own skin?

And they need them faster.

but depleted and defeated at the end of the day?

No more strategic plans sitting in desk drawers.

to guide you to the health and mental clarity you need to live your most successful & balanced life?

Why you Leilani Brown?  
What do you value?

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Curiosity – I genuinely want to know.

but still have no clue how to actually feel comfortable in your own skin?

Courage – asking the hard but necessary questions.

but depleted and defeated at the end of the day?

Empathy – I will meet you where you are.  I seek to educate over embarrass.

to guide you to the health and mental clarity you need to live your most successful & balanced life?

Truth – I will say what needs to be said.

to guide you to the health and mental clarity you need to live your most successful & balanced life?

About the Firm

Leilani Brown, LLC is a boutique consultancy providing strategic consulting and advisory services to businesses, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, and boards. 

How We Work:

Our firm takes a bespoke approach to each engagement and enlists collaborators––in lieu of employees, associates, or partners––to leverage the expertise of best-in-class thought leaders and experienced professionals for each project we approach.

Our Values:

  • Curiosity – We want to know.
  • Courage – We will ask the hard but necessary questions.
  • Truth – We will say what needs to be said.
  • Empathy – We will meet you where you are and seek to educate, not embarrass.
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What We Do Well:

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Leilani M. Brown is an award-winning executive, thought leader and keynote speaker on workforce development, equity and inclusion, and the future of work. Her book From Campus to Career: 25 Tips for Your First Professional Year, is a second edition of her celebrated career advice guide for interns, new graduates and young professionals and she has been a featured keynote speaker at numerous colleges and universities, companies, conferences, and national events. Her opinion articles have been published in various media outlets, including Newsweek, Fortune, and other leading publications. Brown received her Bachelor of Arts from Middlebury College and holds a master's degree in Public Administration from New York University.
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our bespoke approach assembles 

the best-in-class thought leaders

and experts for each project.

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What We Do Well:

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Organizational & Cultural Assessments:

We conduct in-depth cultural assessments…

We ask questions you can’t ask.

Our candid and confidential inquiries lead to actionable and meaningful insights…

We get the answers you can’t get.

 

We summarize and identify key insights…

We make it plain.

 

We develop recommendations that can be operationalized…

So you can fix the small issues before they become bigger problems.

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Strategic Advising:

Leilani M. Brown will work directly with leaders and/or boards on select projects including, but not limited to:

  • Strategic and Organizational planning
  • Advancing Equity and Inclusion
  • Facilitating Courageous Conversations
  • Marketing and Communication Consultation
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Workforce & Talent Development:

Leilani has worked with companies, colleges, universities, and membership organizations to prepare next generation talent for career success.

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Meet Leilani

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Leilani Brown is the founder and chief executive officer.  She is an advisor to executives and boards on strategy, communications, crisis management, inclusion, and equity. She is well-regarded as a collaborative partner who builds relationships, optimizes performance, and drives results.

Leilani has spent her career engaging leaders and teams to build connections and foster change. Leilani's innate curiosity, paired with her unbiased, research-driven approach, allow her to uncover meaningful and actionable insights.

An award-winning marketing and communications executive serving at:

Word
OneNote
Teams
Office
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Media

features

The Great Resignation & The Future Of Work: Leilani M. Brown On How Employers and Employees Are Reworking Work Together

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Leilani Brown, LLC Publishes New Book With Vital Guidance for Hybrid Workplace

“From Campus To Career” is the second edition of the acclaimed career advice book. It provides essential guidance for making an effective transition to the workplace.
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Waymakers Takeover: Author Tara Jaye Frank and Leilani Brown on DEI's Great Awakening

This special takeover episode of The Will to Change features a candid conversation between author and equity strategist Tara Jaye Frank and Leilani M. Brown about driving meaningful change and making a way for equity, inclusion and belonging.
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Statement On Consultant Selected To Facilitate Review Of TIME’S UP

“TIME’S UP is pleased to announce that Leilani M. Brown, a well-regarded executive with decades of experience as a leader in corporate, non-profit, and higher education settings, has been selected to facilitate a strategic and organizational review of the organization. This will include a collaborative feedback process across the TIME’S UP community.
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The Night I Heard My Teenage Son Defending Himself Against The N-Word

Last night, my son retired to his room to play Fortnite, the popular video game among teens that allows interaction with people from around the world.
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Here’s how to enable Black Girl Magic at work

Happy Black History Month, everyone. We’re kicking off our coverage with some #BlackGirlMagic, courtesy of this opinion piece from Leilani M. Brown, senior vice president of Strategic Partnerships and External Engagement for K12, Inc. More coverage, including some spectacular Super Bowl #LatinaMagic below.
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If We are to Help Students Work Toward 21st Century Careers, We Need to Enlist the Private Sector

Finding a job is stressful. Finding a first job even more so. Though the reality is that the world contains millions of jobs and they just need one, for too many young people starting out in the world, that situation feels like quite the opposite
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Contact

Culture and Strategy Projects
To contact us for Culture and Strategy projects, please send an email to Leilani@leilanimbrown.com with your name, organization, phone, and a few details about your project.
Press
If you are a member of the press or are interested in Leilani as a speaker, please send an email to press@leilanimbrown.com.
Collaborators
We do not hire employees, but we do engage collaborators, those who are best-in-class thought leaders with a distinct expertise in their field.  If you are interested, now or in the future, please share your name, email, phone number and areas of expertise.

Or better yet, let’s connect on LinkedIn.  There may be opportunities for paid engagements in the future.

(SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY!  Please don’t contact us about bitcoin, broken links on the site, how to make millions in real estate, or how I can get more followers on the ‘gram.  Thanks in advance.)
Social Media
You can follow us on social media via @leilanimbrown on Linkedin and Youtube.

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In Leilani’s most recent role as Senior Vice President for Stride, Inc., the country’s largest and leading virtual learning organization, she led a team focused on career readiness, workforce development, and the future of work.  Her team is credited with creating the organization’s first corporate partnership program, national thought leadership initiatives, virtual alumni services offering, and direct and affordable college pathways.

An award-winning marketing and communications executive serving at:
Word
OneNote
Teams
Office
Do you do the work alone or do you have a team of employees?

As an award-winning marketing and communications executive, Leilani also previously served as the chief marketing officer for global insurance organization Starr Companies. She also held positions at The Economist Group, MetLife, and American International Group.

Do you do the work alone or do you have a team of employees?

Throughout her career, Leilani has been active on several boards.  She is currently a member of the prudential committee and chair of the strategy committee for the board of Middlebury College, her alma mater. Leilani is also the former board secretary for the Executive Leadership Council, the pre-eminent member organization for global Black executives, where she led the organization’s governance committee, facilitating officer elections and the director nomination process.

Do you do the work alone or do you have a team of employees?

In 2016, Leilani published her first book, From Campus to Cubicle: 25 Tips for Your First Professional Year, and has emerged as a thought leader on workforce development, equity and inclusion, and the future of work.  Her opinion articles have been published in various media outlets including NewsweekFortune, and Scary Mommy.

Do you do the work alone or do you have a team of employees?

Leilani received her Bachelor of Arts from Middlebury College and holds a master’s degree in public administration from New York University.

About Leilani Brown, LLC