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Founder, David Hardy

Entrepreneur, Speaker, Author, & Former Education Leader

David Hardy Jr. is a nationally recognized leader known for his transformative impact on organizations across diverse industries. His entrepreneurial spirit and innovative leadership approach have positioned him as one of the nation's top thought leaders in human-centered transformation, particularly focusing on eradicating workplace inequities. With a charismatic and optimistic demeanor, David engages audiences across non-profit, corporate, and social sectors, weaving storytelling into his presentations that foster connection and leave attendees with renewed hope and practical strategies for personal and organizational improvement.

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Having achieved significant success as a game-changer in the education sector, David led groundbreaking improvements in some of the country's lowest-performing school districts as a superintendent in Ohio. His influence extended to education consulting and broader organizational consulting, where he traveled the United States, advocating for courageous and liberatory leadership practices. Due to his authentic approach, David has been approached to author his first book and is a highly sought-after keynote speaker, moderator, and panel participant. His most recent keynote at the Towards a Shared Vision Conference in October 2022 focused on improving social equity within organizations.

David's career trajectory began as a Teacher of the Year in Miami-Dade County, and he ascended through various leadership roles, including Chief Academic Officer and superintendent. Today, as the CEO of Made By Change and the Founder of DavidHardy365, a career and executive coaching platform, he draws on his extensive background to inspire individuals and organizations globally. A proud graduate of Colgate University and Columbia University, David, along with his wife, a Howard University graduate, is dedicated to helping others reach new heights for themselves and the people they serve.

Memberships & Certifications

As I work to be a better executive coach for you, I have gained access to certifications that will help me become more effective at leading to your transformational outcomes.

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