Leila Naderi, Ph.D.

Ph.D. in Leadership

Master in Business Administration (MBA)

B.S. in Electrical & Electronics Engineering 


Dr. Leila Naderi is an award-winning social entrepreneur, educator, researcher and consultant, who is passionate about leadership development, partnership development, and social impact. She is the founder of Global Leadership Academy, an entirely volunteer run Social Impact Project, and Yoga for Leadership, a developmental program that bridges yoga and mindfulness to leadership theories and researches. 


Leila is the Director of Partnership Development and Adjunct Faculty at Alliant International University. She has over a decade of leadership and management experience in different sectors. She is the co-author of The Yogi Leader: Discovering the Seven Elements of Leading with Mind, Body, & Heart. This book has been co-written with the leadership expert and author, Dr. John J. Franey. 

Leila has been highly recognized for her leadership and dedication to the community. She has been awarded the 2018 Special Congressional Recognition, the 2019 Outstanding Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership (Alliant International University), ENACTUS Sam Walton Fellow, and the North San Diego Business Chamber’s 2019 Leadership Award.

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