Ray Leonard Jr. has over twenty years domestic and international experience as a professional manager and organizational consultant in the sports and entertainment industries, and has a unique ability to direct complex projects from concept to fully operational status. He is a talented Motivational Speaker & Ambassador.
Ray is a member of several governance and advisory boards. He is the former CEO of Leonard Sports & Entertainment, a full service sports and entertainment management company specializing in pairing celebrities with corporations. Ray has managed medium to large-scale projects globally providing diversity training, team building, and business consulting. Ray has provided vision and goal-focused team strategies for Coca Cola, Polaroid, Everlast, EA sports, and many other Fortune 500 Corporations.
Ray works closely with managers and staff to strengthen internal capacity, navigate complex relationships, and manage organizational processes. Ray has a strong collaborative approach and a facilitative style and has been responsible for creating effective and sustainable management development programs that have improved managerial effectiveness at several organizations. He excels at coaching managers, leading inter-disciplinary teams to build a companies internal capacity to manage and train staff, facilitating meetings and retreats that focus on employee engagement, team building, readiness for change and performance development.
Charitable work and community development is also a major passion. He is currently on the board of directors for Walking Miracles and he served as Co-Executive director for the Youth Recreation association of Philadelphia for 2 years, and has been a mentor for the Magic Johnson foundation and The Walking Miracles Foundation.
Ray is a native of Maryland and has a Bachelors of Science from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. He was a two sport division 1A athlete, excelling in football and track and field. Ray currently resides in California with his wife and four children.