About Us

A Vision for Change

Leressa M. Coaching & Consulting ​was founded on a clear vision: to ​address the critical need for ​equitable access to comprehensive ​personal and professional ​coaching, and leadership training ​and development, all through a DEI ​lens.

Capabilities for Government Contracts

Leressa M. Coaching & Consulting LLC is committed to supporting government ​agencies with our specialized services in leadership coaching, DEI consulting, grief ​education, and neurodiversity inclusion. Our expertise and proven track record ​make us an ideal partner for impactful and sustainable outcomes.

To learn more about how we can collaborate on government contracts, please ​email our team at connect@leressamconsutling.com to request a copy of our ​comprehensive Capabilities Statement:

Meet Our Founder

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 exclusively 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.

Work With Me

Are you looking for a dynamic speaker to inspire and engage your audience? At Leressa M. Coaching & Consulting LLC, I offer compelling keynote speeches, breakout sessions, panel discussions, and fireside chats that captivate and motivate.

In addition to speaking engagements, I provide:

  • Individual and Group leadership coaching

  • Individual and group personal development coaching

  • Executive & Senior Management Coaching

  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Consulting

  • Workshop & Event Facilitation

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Contact my team today to schedule a speaking engagement or consultation and explore how we can collaborate.

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Upcoming Events

Wednesday July 24th @11:30am CST at Luli’s Creative House

From Bias to Belonging: Cultivating a Diverse and Inclusive Leadership Style

Join us for the Omaha Women's Network Lunch and Learn featuring guest Speaker ​Leressa Joiner!

Are you ready to transform your leadership approach and make a real impact?

Join us for an eye-opening session where we journey from bias to belonging, ​redefining what it means to lead with diversity and inclusion at the forefront.

In this session, we'll uncover hidden biases, challenge the status quo, and equip you ​with practical strategies to foster a culture where everyone feels valued and included.

Discover how embracing a diverse leadership style not only enriches your team but ​also drives innovation and success.

Get ready to lead with empathy, courage, and a commitment to inclusivity.

Don't miss this opportunity to elevate your leadership game and create lasting change!

Tickets: https://www.bethpowerscreative.com/offers/ozsreCbK/checkout

Upcoming Events

Introducing .....The “All ​The Things Podcast, with ​Leressa Marie”

The host, Leressa Joiner is a certified Life & Leadership Coach, DEI Consultant, Grief ​Educator, Facilitator, Author, Advocate, Speaker, and now podcast host! “All The ​Things” is more than just a conversation; it’s a community. It’s where you’ll find ​entertainment, inspiration, education, healing, and deep connection as we explore ​conversations about faith, prayer, health, healing, boundaries, traveling, fitness, food ​and drinks, parenting, entrepreneurship and more. Nothing is off limits! Whether you ​desire to be uplifted, affirmed, challenged, or simply understood, each conversation ​promises to leave you feeling both seen and heard. We invite you to join us on the ​couch as we discuss “All The Things.”

Upcoming Events


July 20, 2024, from 9am-1pm CST @ Leressa M. Coaching & Consulting office ​1941 S. 42nd Street, Suite 514, Omaha, NE 68105,

I invite you to step into The Gratitude Circle, an immersive half-day retreat ​designed to celebrate and honor the unique journeys of each woman. This soul-​nourishing event is designed to create a profound sense of connection, ​community, and empathy. As we gather together, we will create a supportive ​environment where you can share and reflect on the abundance in your life, ​rediscovering the miracles and blessings we often take for granted.

Prepare to embark on a transformative journey that includes:

- Guided Meditation: Center yourself and find inner peace as we guide you ​through meditative practices designed to ground and uplift.

- Group and Individual Activities: Engage in activities that encourage deep ​reflection and gratitude, both individually and as a collective, fostering a sense of ​unity and personal growth.

- Continental Breakfast: Start your morning with a delightful spread of healthy and ​delicious breakfast options to energize you for the day ahead.

- Full Catered Lunch: Enjoy a nourishing and thoughtfully prepared lunch, ​providing the perfect opportunity to relax and connect with fellow participants.

- Networking and Community Building- There will be intentional opportunities ​within the course of the retreat to connect with other like-minded women on a ​personal level, to create lasting connections and opportunities for future personal ​and professional collaboration.

Who should attend this retreat:

This retreat is designed for women ages 18 and older who seek peace and a ​renewed sense of gratitude for the people, places, and things in their lives. It will ​be a space for collective healing and renewal, where we uncover the blessings ​and miracles in our daily lives.

Investment: $55.00

How to Purchase:

To purchase your ticket, please Act fast, as spaces are limited, and I want you to ​have the first opportunity to join us for this transformative experience. Scan the ​QR code of your choice below to connect to the LMCC Venmo, Cash App or ​Paypal account.

Please include Gratitude Circle on the For/Reason section. You also have the ​opportunity to add an additional amount, in any denomination, to pay it forward ​and reduce or eliminate the cost of the retreat for other women in our community ​who want to attend, but the ticket price is a barrier for their attendance.

***Registration for this event ends July 2, 2024, at 11:59pm CST. ***

Don't miss out on this chance to rejuvenate and connect on a deeper level. ​Purchase your ticket TODAY and join me on a journey of gratitude and healing.

Join Our Legacy

Over the last two years, our services have touched the lives of countless individuals and organizations who’ve experienced profound personal and professional growth. Now, we invite you to join us in furthering our mission, to educate and empower individuals, organizations and communities near and far through our signature coaching and consulting services.

Your generous donation will allow us to upgrade our equipment, fund research needed to develop essential programs and services and offset the costs of hosting events and workshops, ensuring equitable access to education, tools, and resources for individuals from all walks of life.

Donor Recognition Levels

Silver Donor $10.00- $250.00


  • A personalized shout-out on our social media channels, thanking you for your support as a silver donor. This is a great way to boost your visibility and show your commitment to the LMCC mission.

  • - Your individual and/or business name will also be prominently displayed on our website's donor appreciation page, showcasing your dedication to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion through personal and professional training and development.

Bronze Donor $251.00 - $500.00:

- All Silver donor perks plus:

  • You will receive a beautifully handwritten letter from our Founder, thanking you for your generous donation, and sharing specifically how your gift will be utilized within our organization.

  • Virtual Group Coffee Chat with our Founder: As a bronze donor, you'll have the opportunity to attend a virtual coffee chat with other bronze donors. This is your chance to pick Leressa’s brain, share your thoughts, and gain insights into our current and upcoming initiatives and the impact your donation has had not only within the organization, but within the community.

Gold Donor- $501.00 - $1,000.00:

- All Bronze Donor perks, plus:

  • A Certificate of Appreciation, You will receive a beautifully crafted certificate embossed with your individual and/or business name, as a prominent donor to Leressa M. Coaching & Consulting, recognizing your contribution to LMCC's mission.

This certificate will also be prominently displayed on a tribute wall at Leressa M. Coaching & Consulting headquarters.

  • Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Get an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the Leressa M. Coaching & Consulting headquarters and/or our community partnership sites.

You'll get a firsthand look at the work we're doing and the impact it's making in the community, plus the opportunity to meet our team and ask questions along the way.

Platinum Donor $1,001.00 and above:

- Gold Donor perks, plus:

  • VIP Newsletter: Our Elite Insider Briefing provides access to exclusive updates, success stories, and behind-the-scenes insights reserved only for our most valued supporters. Get the inside scoop on upcoming events, behind the scenes access, and inspiring stories of impact that you won't find anywhere else.

  • Premier Recognition at Events: Stand in the spotlight as a distinguished champion of LMCC's mission, receiving exclusive acknowledgment and accolades during events, conferences, and workshops. Your name will shine brightly among esteemed peers and industry leaders, showcasing your unwavering commitment to co-creating positive change

  • Recognition in Our Annual Report: As a lasting testimony to your support, your name will be included in our organization's annual report as a Premier Platinum donor.

Honor & Memorial Tribute

In honor of those who have touched our lives deeply, our Honor/Memorial Tribute section offers a heartfelt opportunity to pay tribute. Through a donation made in their name, individuals and organizations can immortalize the spirit of their loved ones, whether celebrating their presence or honoring their memory.

Alongside their name, donors have the chance to share a written tribute, ensuring that the impact and significance of their loved one's life will resonate far beyond our walls. This section serves as a testament to the enduring bonds of love and the lasting impact of those who have touched our hearts.

Bronze Tribute: $100.00+

  • With a $100.00+ donation to Leressa M. Coaching & Consulting, you can recognize an individual in your life with a written tribute or memorial dedication across all of our social media profiles.

Gold Tribute: $300.00+

  • When you donate $300.00+, your honoree will also be featured on the Tribute section of the Leressa M. Coaching & Consulting website for one calendar year. This is a lasting tribute to your support and a way for us to publicly acknowledge your contribution to our mission.

  • Invitation to Donor Appreciation Event: Receive an exclusive invitation to our annual donor appreciation event, where you'll have the chance to mingle with fellow supporters, meet our team, and hear firsthand stories of the impact your donation is making. It's our way of saying thank you in person for your generosity.

Premium Tribute: $500.00+

All of the Gold Donor benefits, and:

  • A written dedication to your honoree will also be prominently featured on the Tribute Wall at the LMCC offices for one calendar year, as well as a listing in four consecutive quarterly VIP Elite Insider Newsletters that follows your contribution.

  • Customized Thank You Video: Receive a personalized thank you video featuring members of the community who’ve either partnered with LMCC or benefited from your generous donation. It is a heartfelt gesture that shows just how much your support means to us, delivered straight to your inbox for you to watch and share.

Donation Payment Methods

Your generosity fuels our mission. Choose your preferred payment method below to make a secure donation and join us in creating positive change in our community. Thank you for your support!

Client Testimonials

“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

“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

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.

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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“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