About Us

Welcome to Leressa M. Coaching & Consulting. We provide elevated leadership training and development through a DEI lens to small businesses who want to equip their leaders with the skills and mindset necessary to create an inclusive company culture and increase employee engagement, with the goal of creating intentional pathways for equitable access to leadership, mentorship and sponsorship opportunities.

A Vision for Change

My passion for DEI work began long before I officially entered the field. Growing up, I witnessed discrimination and inequitable conditions, but I also experienced the power of diversity and inclusion and the impact it had on individuals and communities alike. This early awareness ignited a desire to effect meaningful change in the world using my voice and my platform.

Over the years, I've had the privilege of working with leaders from various backgrounds and industries. Through this journey, I've seen the profound influence that leadership can have on organizational culture and the lived experiences of employees. Leressa M. Coaching and Consulting was born out of the belief that leadership can be a catalyst for positive change in DEI efforts.

Our Commitment

At Leressa M. Coaching and Consulting, we're committed to equipping leaders with the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to foster diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplaces. We offer customized leadership training and development programs that empower leaders to champion change within their organizations.

Join Us in Shaping the Future

Whether you're an individual leader looking to enhance your skill set or an organization seeking to drive lasting change, Leressa M. Coaching and Consulting is here to support you every step of the way.

Contact us today to discuss how we can partner together and reimagine how inclusive leadership can transform your organization at 402-320-8850 or visit: http://tinyurl.com/leresssamconsulting or click the QR code below to schedule a consultation!

“Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible – the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.”

– Virginia Satir

About Me

Leressa Joiner is the Visionary, Founder and Principal Consultant at Leressa M. Coaching & Consulting (LMCC). With over 20 years' experience as a Life and Leadership Coach, coupled with her passion for DEI Consulting, positioned her to create a firm built on talent, not titles.

As a Black, plus size, neurodivergent woman, Leressa struggled to navigate corporate spaces rife with microaggressions, discrimination, gender and weight bias and overall unequitable conditions, making her long to not only launch her own business, but

to partner with organization that recognized the beauty and creativity found in a diverse employee population

Because of her educational and inspirational ability to tell it like it is, Leressa has been featured as a guest blogger for several websites, appeared on various podcasts, featured in local magazines, and appeared on a local newstation, KETV7, sharing her insight and expertise on thought provoking conversations regarding inclusive leadership, DEI, women’s empowerment, self-care, grief support and a myriad of related topics critical to both our local and global communities.

Why Hire A leadership Coach who specializes in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion?

There are a multitude of reasons why a business or organization would need to hire a leadership coach and consultant who facilitates trainings through a diversity, equity and inclusion lens.

  • Businesses may have reached a point where they are building out or reimagining their learning and development programing as well as sponsorship and mentorship opportunities for their employees and need someone who has expertise in specific content and curriculum areas to round out their current knowledge base.

  • Businesses may have a dedicated staff member who is in charge of leadership training and development, and/or a DE&I practitioner already in place, but the volume of work can be too much for a single practitioner or volunteer committee.

  • Businesses may not have in-house capabilities, current staff expertise, or the wherewithal to execute the work.

  • Bringing in a non-biased outside voice to analyze your current processes, policies, procedures, and data can be extremely helpful.


Individual and Group Leadership Coaching

Executive & Senior Management Coaching

1:1 Personal & Professional Development Coaching

Personal & Professional Group Coaching

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Consulting

Motivational Speaking

Workshop & Event Facilitation

Client Testimonials

“The conversations, networking, information, resources, and food I received far EXCEEDED my expectations. I would definitely recommend Laressa for any event, topic, or dilemma (let’s be serious) that you may have. She is truly amazing! 10/10 stars!”

Rae'Van Gamble


UHS Developmental Disability Services

Even though financial stress is the top stressor in America, no one wants to spend 9 class sessions talking about financial education, right? But once you come to the first night of class that Leressa’s teaches for the Financial Success Program, you know you’ll be back and probably end up asking for more class sessions.

Laughing makes it much easier and less intimidating to talk about money. Being real keeps people moving forward to the day when they can start saving money and sleep through the night cause their bills are paid on time.

Julie Kalkowski

Executive Director

Financial Hope Collaborative

“Such an amazing experience. Leressa went above and beyond for our session. She guided me in the direction I needed and suggested the tools for it.”

Candice Foster


Mutual of Omaha

Best facilitator!

Very relatable and honest. Leressa has so much experience to share with the world am I’m blessed to have met her. She’s a true gem.

I learned so much in her workshop about goals and planning but I learned even more about myself. She made me step out of my comfort zone and I liked it!

I will definitely hire her to come speak regularly as I’ve never had a speaker like her in all of my years.

Valuable. Engaging. Funny. Personable. Knowledgeable. Amazing.”

Elle Willis


Village Resource Center

“I had the honor of sitting in on one of Leressa Jordan with Leressa M. Coaching & Consulting classes over the weekend.

She had us do an ice breaker speed dating kind of introduction of ourselves and learned about each of the women and their businesses.

We then worked on intentional planning for the next few days all the way to 5 years. Putting our thoughts on paper and making a hard plan for making it happen.

I highly encourage and recommend you to take a class or hire Leressa if you're in need of motivation for yourself or your business or colleagues. She teaches all types of classes from motivation to diversity. Connect with her today to see how she can help you.”

Abby Janssen


IFixdIt, LLC.

Work With Me

Contact the LMCC team to book Leressa M. Joiner for speaking engagements and facilitation as well as to discuss how we can partner together to reimagine how inclusive leadership can transform your organization.




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Community Involvement

At Leressa M. Coaching & Consulting, we understand that true leadership extends beyond the workplace. Our involvement in the community reflects our genuine commitment to driving positive social and economic change.

As an integral part of our business model and overarching vision, we are dedicated to contributing to the success of fellow startups and small businesses, we proudly designate a portion of our services as pro bono. This commitment extends to supporting local initiatives, entrepreneurs, and enterprises that share our passion for growth and community building.

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Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time. Please check both the website and Eventbrite regularly for updates as we look forward to educating and inspiring you in the near future!