Our Founder

" I am passionate about helping people discover

and become who they are destined to be!" 

Dr. Linetta Durand

 

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Dr. Linetta Durand

Educator | Author | Coach | Counselor | Transformational Leader

Dr. Linetta Collins- Durand has over 20 years’ experience in K-12 education, serving as a high school Health and Science teacher in various school districts in Columbus and Cincinnati Ohio. She received her B.S. in Health Science Education from The Ohio State University and began her career in advocacy through working as an HIV/AIDS education specialist for various organizations, including the American Red Cross. She began her leadership career in 2001 as Dean of Students and has served as an Assistant Principal, Principal, District Superintendent for school districts throughout the Greater Cincinnati and St. Louis Missouri area. Dr. Durand earned both a Masters and Doctorate from the University of Cincinnati, in Educational Leadership and Urban Leadership respectively with a focus on Organizational Management. She is a licensed Teacher, School Principal and Superintendent for the State of Ohio as well as an American Bar Association Certified Paralegal. 

Dr. Durand’s research agenda and interests include: HIV/AIDS infected youth in schools and teachers and administrators attitudes toward them, a topic she chose for her dissertation research and was awarded the Garvin Distinguished Dissertation Award from the College of Education in 2005. Teaching tolerance, student and parent advocacy, eliminating heteronormativity within organizations, launching various diversity initiatives and serving children who live in marginalized areas, are the passions in which she dedicates her time and professional talents to. She has taught collegiately since 2001, and was one of the developers and grassroots instructor for the Masters of Educational Administration on-line program at the University of Cincinnati. She has public community service experience with the City of Cincinnati, by serving as a Board of Health member for seven years at the pleasure and appointment of the City Mayor, chairing the board for two consecutive terms. 

Dr. Durand is an Ordained Elder and Pastor and serves alongside her Husband, Bishop Iva J. Durand Jr. in ministry. She resides in Cincinnati Ohio with her husband and children. To learn more about her ministry work, click here.

Who I Help

Individuals who desire to grow, develop, change and evolve. Organizations who want and need to rebrand, expand diversity and capacity build. 

How I Do It

In excellence using my education, experience and expertise, coupled with research based practices, current trends in various fields of study and informed decision making.

What's in It for You

Complete transformation aimed towards success, acceleration, optimal personal and professional growth.