Founder & CCO
LEAHJEAN M. DENLEY, MBA
Born and raised on the Southside of Minneapolis, MN, Coach Leah's vision and goal to provide optimal performance programming options to arts, academic, and athletic
entities through sound strategies has been achieved with AALAX - the
Institute for Arts & Academic Leadership & Athletic eXcellence -
formerly the Frazier Foundation.
Coach Leah's entrepreneurial drive is fueled by both her experiences as an elite level scholar athlete and her enjoyment of sports, entertaining, motivational speaking, creative
writing, traveling, as well as spending quality time with family as the proud and humbled
wife to Robert Charles Denley and mother of three talented millennials,
Chelsea, Michael, and Monet.
Active in Faith Based initiatives, Coach Leah was appointed by the former Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church [WABC] Youth Pastor, Rev. Andrew W. Berry II, to serve on the Executive Team for the Youth, College Age, Young Adult, and Singles Ministry  in
Houston, TX. Current ministry activities include primarily serving as Graphics
Administrator for the Communications and Technologies ministry,
appointment as the WAICV Women’s Guild Community Service
Chair, as well as WABC's Music and Fine Arts Ministry.
While in High School, Coach Leah was a three sport [volleyball, basketball, & track] All-Conference athlete and an All-American
[USA Today Top 50] and Street & Smith Honorable Mention while attending Minneapolis Washburn. The Dave Winfield
Minneapolis Female Athlete Award winner became the all-time leading scorer in Minneapolis City Conference
history in basketball as a senior – a record that held until the Minneapolis Henry High School,
Kodak All-American and WNBA Veteran, Tracy Henderson, broke the scoring record
10 years later in 1993... During Coach Leah's tenure, the
Washburn Lady Millers made three consecutive trips
to the Minnesota State High School League
Girls Basketball State Championships
in 1981, 1982, & 1983.
Upon graduation, Coach Leah attended Tennessee Technological University [TTU] and played for the legendary Marynell Meadors
and the nationally ranked Golden Eaglette women’s basketball team from 1984 – 1987 after transferring from UAB
and starting as a junior and senior for TTU. Coach Leah’s college career ended
with a loss to the eventual Div. 1 National Champion, Tennessee Lady Vols,
in the second round of the 1987 NCAA Tournament.
Coach Leah graduated with a B.S. degree in Speech Communications – Broadcast Journalism concentration [Fashion Merchandise minor].
In addition to a Post Graduate Teaching Certification from the University of St. Thomas, MN, and an Education Leadership Certification
from Yale University, Coach Leah earned an Executive MBA degree from the Jesse H. Jones School of Business at
Texas Southern University. To further enhance her leadership capacity, Coach Leah was one of only 48
emerging leaders from across the country selected for the American Express Leadership Academy
sponsored in partnership with the Center for Creative Leadership and hosted by
the Points of Light in June of 2019.
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