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Lavon Gray, Ph.D

Senior Director of Organizational Development & Executive Coaching

Lavon is BREAD’s Senior Director of Organizational Development & Executive Coaching. His 35+ years of leadership in nonprofit and educational settings have given him valuable insight into organizational structure and cultural health. Lavon holds certificates in conflict resolution and mediation from Cornell and Northwestern Universities and has completed professional leadership development courses through both Harvard University and The Disney Institute. He is an award-winning author and professional member of the National Speakers Association and the Forbes Coaches Council and is a certified leadership coach with the John Maxwell Team. Here at BREAD, Lavon works in brand implementation, leadership coaching, conflict resolution, and culture development.

As part of Lavon’s journey, he has spoken to groups across the United States and in five countries and understands what it takes to motivate your team. When it comes to hiring a keynote speaker, the ability to connect with your audience is non-negotiable. Lavon masterfully accomplishes this goal. Using humor and passion as tools, Lavon connects with audiences of all sizes, sharing his unique understanding of the challenges leaders face every single day. More importantly, his keynote speeches and leadership workshops are based on first-hand experience. With over three decades of being on the “front line” as a speaker and leader, Lavon takes people on a journey he’s already experienced.