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Leadership Training Initiative (LTI) is a boutique leadership consulting firm that specializes in developing equitable and inclusive leaders. Our mission is to engage and empower leaders to embody their values and elevate the dignity of all people. We envision a world where leaders are marked by humility, empathy, and courage.

Our Values


We engage with leaders wherever they are and work together towards relational and systemic change.


We empower each person to lead with empathy and realize their leadership and equity goals.


We embody our values and actively work towards holistic, personal integration.


We elevate the standards of leadership and the dignity of others.

Our Team

Jessica Lynn Taylor, Ph.D.
Founder & CEO (She/her)

Dr. Jessica Taylor is passionate about equitable leadership and empowering others to transform their organizations and leadership legacy. Known for her empathy, pragmatism, and humor, Jessica empowers and builds organizations where everyone can courageously be themselves without bias, discrimination, or barriers determining their success. With a lifetime of perspective as a biracial, woman of color, years of executive experience, and a background in human development, Jessica coaches executive leaders and guides organizations through equitable leadership strategies through nuanced and comprehensive methods.

Mariko Gilman
Chief Operating Officer; Leadership Coach (She/her)

At LTI, Mariko works to build business systems and processes that cultivate a culture of trust, inclusion and integrity. She holds an M.A. in International Education from the SIT Graduate Institute and is a certified Unconscious Bias Facilitator through the Cultural Intelligence Center. She brings with her over 15 years of experience in international nonprofits and faith-based organizations including work as a cross-cultural communications consultant where her work centered around building effective diverse teams. As a biracial Japanese and white Canadian immigrant woman, she brings a nuanced both/and perpective to all her work.


Becca Jones, LPC LHMC

Chief Heart Officer (she/her)

Renjy Abraham, Ph.Dc.

Lead Content Creator & Spiritual Coach (he/him)

Charlotte Powell, Ph.D.

Reveal Research (she/her)

Sharelle Guyton, Ph.Dc.

Reveal Research (she/her)

Tracy Myers

Middle Waters LLC (she/her)

Andrea Emerson

Full Pallete Coaching (she/her)

Natalie Correll

Gratitude & Hospitality (she/her)

Velynn M. Brown

Consultant & Facilitator (she/her); photo coming soon!

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