ABOUT

Founder & CCO

LEAHJEAN M. DENLEY, MBA

“COACH LEAH”

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 [2010] 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.

#ServantLeadership

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.

#HardWorkPaysOff!

#LifeLongLearner

#AMEXLeads

"The Ball is in YOUR COURT!

A member of our team is ready to ASSIST"

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Houston, TX 

and

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AALAX@CoachLeah.net