Roshaunda is an executive coach, the founder of Life, Education, Literature, & Arts (LELA) House, and an education innovator. She believes learning is collaborative: We all have something to teach; we all have something to learn. With a PhD in English from St. Louis University, Roshaunda has led a number of large-scale initiatives in innovative university settings through inspiring and developing the people in those environments. Recognizing that education and art are transformative, she created LELA House as a way to care for educators and creatives who want to discover their next steps. LELA House is a space for coaching and community, learning and becoming, inspiration and transformation. Roshaunda enjoys pushing her creative boundaries, and she speaks and teaches on a variety of inspirational and writing topics.
Roshaunda is a Christian, wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, writer, dancer, and educator who champions ideas, access, and equity and loves the arts and nature. She is a life-long learner who holds a Ph.D. in English literature, has taught writing for 20 years at both post-secondary and secondary levels, has worked in writing centers for 11 years, and is a licensed minister.
Roshaunda has a deep desire to support people on their journeys to be who God created them to be. In becoming who God created them be, people find freedom. Roshaunda sees herself as a scaffolding that supports people on their journeys of becoming free to be themselves.
Every building requires a different type of scaffolding to eventually become an edifice that fulfills the purpose for which it was created. Scaffolding takes on the uncertainties of construction projects and provides safety where projects seem frightening. Scaffolding makes what seems impossible possible. Yet scaffolding provides temporary strength and faces constant evolution, based on the needs of each individual project. Scaffolding provides just the right amount of support, in just the right way, at just the right time. And that’s what Roshaunda strives to do for each of her clients.
Roshaunda, unsurprisingly, enjoys writing, reading all kinds of literature, and has a particular fondness for 19th Century American literature. Check out her YouTube channel to find out more about her literary interests and writing foibles. You can also check out the LELA House publication to view some of her other writing.