Welcome to She Leads Podcast Season 6, Episode 16! This episode of She Leads Podcast features Leena Mendoza founder of Intentional Leadership. Leena Mendoza is an Adjunct Professor, Leadership Expert, and Speaker who leads her life like the Boss she is. To hear Leena’s leadership journey, check out her interview as she shares her experiences and insight with us!
Leena Mendoza’s Bio
Leena Mendoza is a thought leader who leads with intention and influence. She is highly sought after for her ability to foster and cultivate inspired action. She teaches the importance of character, communication, and connection. She is a keynote speaker for universities, non-profits, and businesses. When leading a team with vision, she shares the importance of setting goals, strategic planning, aligning your purpose, and developing collaborative partnerships. Her dynamic stage presence inspires others to make a hard pivot towards their goals and achieve their dreams more than they could imagine.
She has a successful track record of helping others reach their full potential. Leena Mendoza is the founder and CEO of Intentional Leadership. After 22 years of experience working in nonprofit, government, private sector, and higher education, she became an entrepreneur motivating thousands of people to take charge of their life and live intentionally. Her educational background includes a Masters of Science in Counseling, Bachelors of Science in Health Science and a minor in Gerontology and Criminology. Through education, empowerment and engagement, you will see how Intentional Leadership will help in your transformation and growth.
The most important role she holds is being a mom. She believes that being a hero in her home first is where leadership begins. Leena Mendoza is committed to developing leaders of excellence and integrity by providing the training necessary for personal, professional and purposeful growth.
Leena is not naïve when it comes to discrimination due to her past experiences as a child growing up in Indiana and from her experiences working in the Government. Although her experiences were not always favorable, she has chosen not to let them harden her heart. Leena chose to rise above by teaching others the true essence of leadership with her actions, as an adjunct professor, and via her company Intentional Leadership.
Leena believes in using her power and her voice to make a difference, and she encourages others to do the same. She is adamant about helping those around her understand their greatness, and she does so cheerfully and constantly. Leena believes in and embodies the essence of Servant Leadership by leading beside those she influences.
Leena has a wealth of knowledge from her life’s experiences and her career which she openly shares in an effort to help others grow. According to Leena, sacrifice is needed for victory and we must put in the time needed to reach the goals we desire.
Check out Leena’s interview to learn more.
“Be Empowered and Empower On” –Nicole Walker