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About the Board

Dr. Lori Leyden ~ Vice President

Inspired by her work with orphan genocide survivors in Rwanda, Dr. Leyden founded the non-profit Create Global Healing (CGH) and established Project LIGHT: Rwanda – the world’s first international youth healing, heart-centered leadership and entrepreneurship program.  Project LIGHT is a new form of humanitarian aid nurturing our next generation of young people to heal, work and lead us into a peaceful future.

Karen Tax ~ Secretary

Karen is a career coach, business consultant, spiritual guide, and the creator of the IAM Way. She is the author of the book “Passion, Authenticity & Leadership @ Workbook” and creator of the “IAM Happy @ Work” coaching product which is based on the career and leadership development programs she designed for several organizations including Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina.

Karen has a B.S. in Computer Science and a M.S. in Organization Development and is a trained coach. She has used her education and more so her experiences with clients to develop the IAM Way, a 5 step system you can use to inspire yourself and others to follow your leadership and show up ready to do their best work. By working with executive teams, owners, and leaders at all levels, her clients create “genius cultures” where “everyone has meaningful work.”

Karen uses the IAM Way to motivate people to show up as leaders with others, so everyone supports each other with the power of who they are at their best. She is actively working to deconstruct outdated systems of workplace oppression and “power over”  leadership and sees woman as having a critical role to play in this process.

Karen’s clients include both individuals and groups in high-tech, manufacturing, non-profits, academia, government, solo-entrepreneurs, and small businesses. You can find out more about her work at www.theiamway.com and www.karentax.com .