I’m Regina E. Coley and I am a proud Youth Development Practitioner, Doula, and Speaker. I help school administrators, parents, and teachers inspire their children to plan for and commit to their futures so that they understand the purpose of their decisions and actions today. Coming from a family of educators, I too jumped into the field of Education with the intention of changing lives. It was during this time that I discovered the needs of youth and their families and saw the need to extend learning and empowerment beyond the classroom. Having benefited from being involved in girls empowerment programs, having mentors, and having a very strong support system I know the value of being inspired and mentored.
Extending my passion for working with youth, especially girls, I founded Leading Ladies of Legacy Inc.-a nonprofit organization providing leadership and character development training for girls and young women. I host the Leading Ladies of Legacy Girls Empowerment Conference, an annual empowerment conference for girls held in Atlanta, GA.
Further extending my support for families I trained to become a doula and childbirth educator. I am currently working to support families and bring back the “village” support mentality in our communities and honor women as they transition into their roles as mothers.
One of my proudest accomplishments was being named one of Atlanta’s 40 under 40 Leaders by the New Leaders Council! Another one of my proudest moments was the moment I became a mother! Now I have six beautiful children whose future means the world to me and as a parent, I want to make sure that I am utilizing every resource available to me to support my children’s futures.
I am a proud graduate of Howard University and I enjoy using my knowledge of Education and experience as a teacher to guide, inspire, and empower audiences to focus on their futures.
I’m a member of ASCD, Mocha Moms, Howard Alumni Association, AAUW, The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, National Black MBA Association, and serves as the Southern Regional Director for Delta Psi Epsilon Christian Sorority Inc.
I look forward to connecting with you and working together to build a positive and purpose-filled future for our youth!
Still Want to Know More? Check Out These Fun Facts About Me!
- Loves Hazelnut Coffee from Dunkin Donuts!
- Has seen EVERY episode of Law and Order.
- Attended an all-girls boarding school for high school
- Wants to travel to New Zealand and/or Turks and Caicos
- Has been an entrepreneur since the age of 10 (First biz was selling homemade crafts and Christmas decor)
- Is a mother of six sweet little children (three daughters, three sons)
- Is pursuing a Doctorate in Educational Leadership