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I'm Angela Tennison

CEO of the Global Legacy Institute, Speaker
Change Maker, Racial Equity Advisor, Legacy Builder
I want to help you conquer your mission....Like I conquered mine. Check out more of my story by clicking the link below.


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Angela Tennison is a leadership coach and career advocate who connects Black leaders with organizations that are committed to properly celebrating and compensating Black excellence.


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We are after systems change so it is imperative to be able to lead yourself in order to lead others well. With experience at the highest  levels, coupled with multiple certifications, Angela is equipped to help you create a strategic roadmap to increase your influence, income, and impact. Using proven techniques and frameworks, you will align your vision with actions, enabling you to lead and leave a legacy that matters.

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Angela Tennison is a dynamic speaker who electrifies her audiences with inspiring stories of taking risks to honor the past, leading at the highest levels to protect the present, and using your values to live a legacy that informs the future.

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Racial Equity

Courageous conversations are essential for success. Get support leading with a racial equity lens and creating a safe space for your team. Engage your staff with facilitated conversations and obtain a consensus for next steps.

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More About Angela

Angela honed her leadership skills at the highest level — The White House.
A veteran of the Obama Administration, Angela began her journey, along with thousands of hopeful Americans, with work on the 2008 presidential campaign.
She is fiercely proud of her role in helping to elect the first African-American president of the United States. A living example of tenacity and the adage of “your gift will make room for you,” Angela was soon after invited to officially serve in the Obama Administration, and did so, in key leadership capacities, for seven years.
Angela became the first African-American woman White House Usher, serving as a senior manager in the White House Executive Residence. In this historic role, she managed staff, logistics, and operations for the 44th President and First Family.
Continuing her leadership influence, in a different capacity in the Obama Administration, Angela concluded her political appointment as the first and only Leadership Development Director at the U. S. Department of Education. There she created programing to increase employee engagement, improve the culture, and retain staff as the Administration drew to an end.

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“She was funny, calming, real and uplifting at the same time. Would love to have her back.”
“Angela is a brilliant leader who is quietly powerful and grounded and artfully paves the way for everyone to be a part of the DEI conversation.”
“Thank you for an inspiring personal story inviting us to dream big and answer that call to action!”