Founder: Carley Corrado, Ph.D.

Dr. Corrado, founder of Enliven Leadership, is a seasoned professional at leading organizations in cultural transformation by unlocking team brilliance through engaging tools to shift mindset from stress to creativity. The foundation of her approach can be described by the 3 P’s: Purpose, Psychological Safety, and Play. All of which are abundantly incorporated into Enliven Leadership’s approach when guided by her or her brilliant team of facilitators.

She is a certified Feminine Power Transformational Facilitator and expert at shifting cultural dynamics to empower women alongside all genders and backgrounds to create a win-win for the whole team. Her expertise includes diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) and building inclusive workplace cultures for purpose-driven organizations.

Dr. Corrado received her PhD in Chemistry from University of California, Santa Cruz and her postdoctoral work sponsored by NSF’s Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability (SEES) Fellowship in Physics at UC Santa Cruz, in collaboration with Microbial Ecologists at NASA Ames. Her background includes renewable energy, business development, and regenerative agriculture advocacy. From her experience in technology and business, she discovered that the limiting factor in creating planetary solutions is often collaboration rather than technology. Dr. Corrado’s approach distinguishes her from typical trainers with her playful methodology that engages participants’ hearts and minds.

DEI Consultant and Leadership Coach: Lisa Dennen-Young M.A.

Lisa Dennen-Young, Founder of LDY Enterprises DEI Consulting, partners with Enliven Leadership to offer Leadership Liberated Executive Edition, created by Lisa, a transformational approach to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion that leads with allyship. Lisa was the first woman of color (WOC) to graduate as a forensic linguist in the United States. For 10+ years she’s trained global audiences about cross-cultural communication, diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), and human expression across professional and personal relationships. Lisa mentors individuals to be epically expressed as their highest calling leadership for success in their relationships, love, and as the visible leader in their communities.

She combines her lineages of medicine women and healers, Civil Rights activists who supported Dr. Martin Luther King Jr in the 60s, her diversity, linguistic, and cross-cultural communication expertise, and her sound healing to create an unparalleled unique experience of learning, healing, and big bold action taking with greater ease as you expand your leadership.

Her blend of fun and light-hearted depth includes dance, vocals, songwriting, spoken word, sound healing, rhythmic play, poetry, love coaching, and multilingual MCing / presenting. She speaks fluent Spanish and Portuguese, with working knowledge of French, Turkish and Italian, and lives with her partner in Oakland, California.

Equity & Inclusion Consultant: Shaila Kotadia, Ph.D.

Shaila serves as the Equity & Inclusion Consultant for Enliven Leadership and provides guidance on building diversity, equity, and inclusion organizational capacity. She is also the Director of Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) for Stanford’s School of Medicine. Prior to starting at Stanford, Dr. Kotadia led the STEM Equity & Inclusion Initiative at the University of California, Berkeley where she conducted an institutional assessment of STEM diversity programs and advanced partnerships in DEI to ensure student and research success in STEM academic units. Dr. Kotadia received her undergraduate degree in Cell and Structural Biology with minors in Geography and Chemistry from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign followed by a Ph.D. in Genetics and Development from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. She is also the co-Founder of STEM Dance-ology, an organization that promotes the discovery and translation of science concepts through creative movement for students of all ages, adding to Enliven Leadership's values of movement and play.