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I'm Leilani, an expert in leadership and communication.
Dr. Leilani Carver-Madalon is a Communication Strategist, Leadership Expert and Professor who seeks to empower others through pragmatic communication strategies and effective leadership tactics. Leilani is an Associate (tenured) Professor of Strategic Communication and Leadership at Maryville University. She has served as an expert on sites such as Forbes.com, The Hill.com, Parentology.com, FoxNews.com and on KSDK TV 5 News in Saint Louis. Leilani was awarded Maryville’s Women of Distinction Award in 2017 and in 2018 was a recipient of the Maryville Faculty Academic Spotlight Award for empowering women at Maryville through her work with the Women’s Leadership Mentorship Committee.
Before earning her Ph.D., Professor Carver worked for eight years in prestigious communication roles in varying industries, such as Banking, Consulting and Mobile Technologies. Additionally, Dr. Carver-Madalon has lived and worked abroad in both Taiwan and China and has taught university courses in China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Switzerland, England, Australia, France and Italy. Leilani has also earned an international certification through the Hofstede Institute in Finland in Organisational Culture.
This past summer Dr. Carver-Madalon created and led a study abroad program with graduate students in London and Paris where they conducted interviews with women executives. Additionally, she delivered a Tedx Gateway Arch talk last December titled: Scripts that Ignite your Power. Based on her research findings and her own experiences, Dr. Carver is now writing a book on leadership and empowerment.
DR. LEILANI CARVER
Leadership Expert & Professor
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"Dr. Carver is both my professor and adviser. I was apprehensive about changing my major to study communication, but Dr. Carver was extremely welcoming and made the change much easier for me. She has a vast knowledge of the field of communication. She effectively uses her personal experiences in her education practices. I feel that her course Professional and Organizational Communication has prepared me to enter the workforce."
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"I reached out to Dr. Carver for a guest speaker at our Lowe’s Women in Leadership workshop and she exceeded our expectations. She shared some great tips on communication that the entire group could benefit from whether they were front line supervisors or district managers. It literally made me want to sign up for her classes at Maryville University! Informative yet in an entertaining relatable style."
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"Dr. Carver is an excellent professor. She is enthusiastic while teaching and conveys her message through discussion, illustration, and storytelling. It is evident that she cares for each of her students and she is willing to go above and beyond to assist them and help them better understand the material that is being taught in class. Her knowledge of the field of communication is astounding and I learn something new from her every day. She is an inspiration to me and I can only hope to be as successful as her in the future!"
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