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DE LEA DEANE ALLEN

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DE-LEA DEANE-ALLEN

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Founder and CEO

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Higher Bar Leadership LLC

BIOGRAPHY

De-Lea Deane-Allen is the founder and CEO of Higher Bar Leadership LLC. As a leadership development, change management, and equity expert, De-Lea has dedicated the last decade to transforming management cultures to be more effective and equitable in service of results.
In her previous role, De-Lea partnered with senior leaders to transform leadership practices and mindsets, and the results of that work improved the representation of BIPOC leaders in senior leadership by over 60%, improved leader engagement as assessed by equity and inclusion indicators by 29%, and contributed to an over 15% improvement in Math and ELA achievement.

De-Lea brings over 20 years of leadership experience as school leader, network leader and C-Level leader. She has served as a confidant and trusted partner to senior leaders, a coach to CEOs, and has supported the onboarding and ongoing professional development of hundreds of leaders.

De-Lea holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Columbia University, and a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Columbia University, Teacher’s College. De-Lea is a ICF Certified coach, an Adjunct Coach with the Management Center.

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