Shayna Renee Hammond

Founder & CEO

Shayna Renee Hammond is a leadership and life coach who has coached and developed thousands of school and executive leaders within the education and non-profit sectors for 20 years. She is the Founder and CEO of Lead For Liberation (formerly known as Teach To Lead), a leadership development organization dedicated to guiding organizations, school districts, foundations, and communities to demystify and operationalize liberatory cultures. Through Lead For Liberation’s support, schools and organizations across America have experienced unprecedented school growth and achievement outcomes, inclusive school and organizational cultures, and strengthened teacher, principal, and executive leader effectiveness and retention.


Inspired by the success of Lead for Liberation in the education and non-profit sectors and her calling to raise global consciousness, Shayna recently founded Shayna Renee, a coaching practice dedicated to creating spaces, methods, and conditions for Black womxn in leadership to thrive. In this capacity, Shayna coaches individuals and groups of Black womxn executive leaders and entrepreneurs from around the globe in a spiritually-inspired and research-based coaching methodology created by and for Black womxn. Shayna Renee’s methodologies and spaces inspire and equip Black women in leadership to rejuvenate their minds, bodies, and spirits so that they can lead more authentically, effectively, and sustainably.


Shayna extends the love and power she brings to her work beyond her role as an entrepreneur by serving as a faculty member and meta-coach at Goleman EI’s Emotional Intelligence Coaching Certification Program and serving as a spiritual life coach and facilitator for Harriet's Apothecary--a healer's collective led by Black cis women, queer, and trans healers in partnership with ancestors and the earth itself. She also serves as a Board Trustee for a few organizations including Livelihood Trust, a community economic development organization as well as St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day School in Washington, DC.


Prior to founding Lead For Liberation and Shayna Renee, Shayna led the national development of teacher leaders at KIPP Foundation, supported principals within the Baltimore City School System, led the highest-performing middle school in Baltimore, Maryland, and was an award-winning teacher.


Shayna earned a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with minors in Business and English from James Madison University, a Master’s degree in the Art of Teaching from Johns Hopkins University, and a Master’s of Education degree focusing on Administration and Supervision from National-Louis University. She completed the Certificate in Leadership Coaching Program at Georgetown University and is also a part-time faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education’s PENN Literacy Network.


When Shayna isn’t coaching, facilitating, or leading, she’s enjoying quality time with her two children, Judah and Joelle, learning a new sport, showing up for her Tribe, or exploring a new venue for spiritual growth and renewal.

Shayna Renee Hammond