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All 365


David Hardy is Made By Change's CEO and co-founder, a mission-driven social equity consultant firm. Made By Change is an organization that helps organizations move from hearts to habits to humans by creating spacing and action for lines of difference to change. While working at supporting organization culture, he has grown to find ways to create transformation for individuals. He is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) through the International Coaching Federation (ICF) with over 35 clients worldwide, helping leaders transform their approach to their personal and professional lives by intentionally examining who they are and who they want to be. As a result of this work, David has founded All365 to empower leaders to find, tell, and build their stories to face the challenges that impact their world. Throughout David's life, it has been important for him and the people around him to find a way to live a fulfilled, human-centered life that empowers others to lead with kindness, find their greatness, and relentlessly explore how to make the world a better place with love. This conviction has been with him since he stepped into a classroom as a teacher over 20 years ago. He spent the first 18 years of his career as an educator serving in every position, from a classroom teacher to becoming a school district superintendent. Under his leadership as Superintendent, Lorain City Schools received its highest performance marks in nearly a quarter-century. In addition, he led the district team that moved the school district from an F grade to a B grade in the Achievement Gap closing metric for the first time in district history. As a result, Superintendent Paolo DeMaria touted Lorain City Schools as being in the top ten percent of the fastest-improving school districts in the state of Ohio's 646 school districts under David's leadership. He took on this opportunity due to his work as Deputy Superintendent of Academics of St. Louis Public Schools, where he helped the district gain full academic accreditation for the first time in 15 years. After formally leaving K-12 education spaces, he stepped into the consulting and coaching world after being the Managing Partner and VP of People and Culture at Education Elements, where he developed their Educational Equity Service line. David has also served on a Board of Trustees for Columbia College of Missouri and the academic committee. In addition, he now serves on multiple non-profit boards geared to improve the lives of black and brown people. He is an alum of Colgate University, where he received his Bachelor's in economics, and Teachers' College Columbia University, where he received his Master's. He is currently a dissertation away from his doctorate at Columbia University. David and his wife, a graduate of Howard University, have two sons and a daughter, who is often the subject of David's love for photography.

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