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Top 15 Coaches In Nashville In 2023 - Published January 19, 2023

HRDrive Article

How workplace personality tests can lead to greater inclusion - Published June 12, 2023

Speaking Engagements

November 6, 2023 - ATD Nashville, Professional Growth Series – Stress Management & Well-Being

November 6, 2023 - ATD Nashville, Professional Growth Series – Stress Management & Well-Being


October 31, 2023 – INCLUSION 2023 SHRM Conference

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October 19, 2023 – MI SHRM 2023 State Conference

HR Southwest 2023 Conference

October 18, 2023 – HR Southwest 2023 Conference

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October 5, 2023 – ATD Nashville 2023 LearntoberFest Conference- Keynote Speaker

TN SHRM 2023 Conf and Expo

September 21, 2023- TN SHRM 2023 Conference and Expo


August 29th, 2023 - September 1st, 2023 - AZ SHRM Bold Annual Conference

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August 14, 2023 - ATD Nashville, Professional Growth Series – Project Planning


August 8th, 2023 - IN SHRM Annual Conference

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June 25th, 2023 - BOMA International Conference

SHRM National June 2023

June 12 and 13, 2023 - SHRM 2023 Annual Conference & Expo

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June 7, 2023 - Advancement Webinar- Character vs Personality-Based Leadership

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May 23, 2023- BOMA International Learning Webinar

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May 11, 2023 - Advancement Webinar- Unlock Your Potential: Connecting Passion, Purpose, and Skills

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May 1, 2023 - ATD Nashville Professional Growth Series - Time Management

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April 24th & 25th, 2023 - Virginia HR 2023 Conference

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April 18th, 2023 -Advancement Webinar- What Did My Brain Just Say

ATD Nashville April 2023 Chapter Meeting

April 13, 2023- ATD Nashville Chapter Meeting

SOAHR 2023 SHRM-Atlanta Conference

March 28, 2023- SOAHR 2023 SHRM-Atlanta Conference

2022 Iowa SHRM State Conference

October 7, 2022- 2022 Iowa SHRM State Conference

2022 Iowa SHRM State Conference

October 6, 2022- 2022 Iowa SHRM State Conference

2022 Tennessee SHRM Conference & Exposition

September 15, 2022- 2022 Tennessee SHRM Conference & Exposition

2022 Tennessee SHRM Conference & Exposition

September 15, 2022- 2022 Tennessee SHRM Conference & Exposition

ATD Fort Worth/Mid-Cities September 2022

September 23, 2022 Fort Worth/Mid-Cities Chapter of ATD

ATD DC Metro June 2022

June 14 2022 DC Metro Chapter of ATD


November 8-10, 2021 Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association Annual Conference


November 5, 2021 Association for Talent Development (ATD) Chapter Leaders Conference- ALC21


September 22, 2021 Private Organization event - Keynote


September 21, 2021 MPI Cognitive Diversity: Association learning event

ATD Nashville 9.20

September 20, 2021 ATD - Research Triangle Area Chapter


August 6, 2021 Herrmann – CPIP Workshop

ATD Metro DC mini-conference

July 19-22, 2021 Metro DC Chapter of ATD mini-conference

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May 13-14, 2021 Association for Talent Development (ATD) Nashville Chapter RECON 2021 virtual conference


June 18, 2021 Smoky Mountain ATD Chapter - Cognitive Diversity: Understanding Different Thinking Styles


April 29, 2021 HBA - Women in Leadership: Unlocking Your Potential

ATD Nashville – RE CON summer conference

April 28, 2021 Women In Manufacturing Virtual Learning Series- Cognitive Diversity: Dealing with Different Thinking Styles

Podcast/Guest Appearances

HR Oxygen Podcast
August 2, 2022

We've all heard of IQ.  Some of us know about EQ.  But what about PQ?  PQ stands for Positive Intelligence and it's a concept that can help you quiet negative voices in your head and enable you to make better decisions.  It also help you increase your self-confidence, emotional self-control, resilience, optimism, and empathy, while decreasing overwhelm, burnout, stress, and conflict.

If that sounds good to you, then please listen to this episode with our special guest Lei Comerford.  She is a coach who also facilitates the PQ program.  We talk about PQ and she even debriefs my assessment results so you can get a better sense of what this program does

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Unleash Your Ambition with Stacie Walker - December 31, 2021

In this episode of Unleash Your Ambition Podcast, Lei and I talk about self-awareness, cognitive diversity, and understanding different thinking styles.

HR Oxygen with Mack Munro - December 21, 2021

Most of us know the difference between right and left brain thinking, but there is actually a lot more to it!  Our guest today is an expert in the use of instruments and assessments that explore this idea.  Lei Comerford is a speaker, facilitator, consultant and coach who focuses a large part of her practice to improving communication skills through the use of the Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI).  We had a great conversation around this and how individual and team coaching can build on this tool to make you and your team more motivated and effective.  

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Organized Holistically with Dana LaRieal Morales - September 17, 2021

In this episode, I am speaking with Lei Comerford, who is a leadership coach, facilitator and learning and development consultant.  She helps others reach beyond their goals by helping them increase their self-awareness.  We really covered a number of different topics during this episode, from not knowing what she didn't know, even as a person coming from Corporate America to how she was able to get her name out there without having a formalized company.  

During our conversation we also talked about:

  • Her major transition and how it lead to her solopreneurship

  • The importance of your network and business development

  • The importance of getting a coach, even if you are a coach

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Tips Over Tea - Wellness Outside the Box - 
May 23, 2021

I'm very excited to join Coach Nikki during her "Tips over Tea" session today. If you're seeking to improve your communication skills, join us as we focus on Cognitive Diversity and how you can benefit from understanding your preferred thinking styles and learn how to adapt, when needed, to successfully communicate with others.

What’s Your Tilt?: Teamwork Masterchat with Lei Comerford - June 2020

Lei is a certified coach, learning and development consultant and facilitator.  She is also certified in a number of personal and team assessments to empower self-awareness and improve team performance.

In this Teamwork Masterchat, Lei shares the framework of TILT for an individual and a team.

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Think Differently: How to Leverage Cognitive Diversity Within your Teams with Lei Comerford - April 2021

In this episode L&D Coach and Consultant , Lei Comerford and I talk about embracing diversity of thought and the multiple benefits of cognitive diversity within L&D teams. Lei also shares tips for those who are thinking of going solo, becoming an L&D entrepreneur. Lei drops an exciting quote at the end 'A true leader is someone who steps up to empower others.

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