ILLLI exists to teach and exemplify positive and spiritual principles, healthy and joyful living. We recognize that the needs of communities around the world are fast outgrowing the number of credentialed spiritual leaders.
Our program empowers students to step up and into their roles as leaders in their communities around the world. Our goal is to provide students with all of the tools needed to develop and grow in leadership. But most importantly, we provide a direct path of deep self-development that practically guarantees a happier and healthier life!
Rev Dr. Temple Hayes is the founder and president of the Institute for Leadership and Lifelong Learning International. She is a difference maker, spiritual leader, author and international motivational speaker.
Temple is currently serving on the leadership team of the Association of Global New Thought.
She shares weekly inspiration with her listeners on her radio show “The Intentional Spirit” and is the author of the following books: “The Right to Be You,” “How to Speak Unity,” “When Did You Die?” and the CD motivational series “From Good to Amazing.” She is a contributing author to the inspiring book “Crappy to Happy: Sacred Stories of Transformational Joy”, “Mayhem to Miracle” and “Meditation” by Sacred Publishing.
Temple is also the founder of Global Peace Workers – a 501(c)3 which focuses on Peace Through People Initiative. GPW brings relief through products, services, and education which provide assistance to help Humanity transcend to a greater sense of empowerment and positive change. Additionally, Temple also founded Life Rights – a 501(c)3 dedicated to education, teaching and supporting the awareness of valuing life in all living things creating a world longing for peace.
Because of Temple’s dedication to Life Rights, she has been awarded with the People of Distinction Humanitarian Awards in September, 2016. She was recently awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree of Humane Letters.
Dr. Ellen “Aileen” Curtin serves as the Dean of Education for the Institute. She is a native of Ireland and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and a diploma in Religious Instruction from Mary Immaculate College of Education, Limerick Ireland, a Master’s Degree in Education from Texas Wesleyan University, and a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Leadership form the University of North Texas.
She taught K-7th grade for sixteen years in Ireland, Kansas, and Texas. She served as a professor at Texas Wesleyan University from 2000-2018. During her tenure at Wesleyan she taught undergraduate and graduate students in the school of education, served as the founding director of the Doctorate in Education (Ed.D) degree program and chaired doctoral dissertations.
During her tenure as a faculty member at Texas Wesleyan she published and presented locally, nationally, and internationally. She is a textbook author and expert in the field of second language education and Gaelic Language teaching in United States and Canada, and an exhibited artist. She is the recipient of several awards including Teacher of the Year in 1997, and Earl Brown Distinguished Faculty Award (2013).
Dr. Curtin is a certified Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500), a Life Coach, Reiki Master, Artist, and Ordained Minister.
Dr. Carolyn A Lane serves as the Director of Administrations for the Institute. She is a retired educator with 30+ years of experience in the Chicago area. She received a Doctorate from Columbia University in Organizational Leadership, a Masters and Educational Specialist degrees from University of Arizona, Tucson in Special Education and Administration.
In her tenure, Dr. Lane served as Assistant Superintendent, Elementary Principal, Director of Special Education and Teacher of students with learning disabilities. Her work with The Institute represents a continuation of her personal pursuit of life-long learning.
Carolyn Lebanowski serves as the COO for First Unity Spiritual Campus in St. Petersburg, Florida. She is an experienced and respected senior level executive with expertise in strategic development, organizational communication and executive coaching. She has 27 years of proven success with corporate organizations in organizational development. She served as the Executive Director at Unity of Houston in Houston Texas for 12 years.
Carolyn is a strategic leadership partner with a clear understanding of the relationship between the development of human potential and overall business success. She is excited to be a part of the creation of the ILLLI offering her business acumen and spiritual consciousness.
Rev. Christie Hardwick is an ordained Religious Science Minister, a leadership development expert and master facilitator. She spent 30 years in High Tech ending as an executive and has had her own executive coaching practice for over 15 years.
She received her Masters Degree in Human Resources and Organization Development from University of San Francisco and was a member of the executive committee of the Women’s Leadership Board for the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. Founder of Inspiration Gatherings, Christie creates music and spoken word events to invite us to walk our path with a more open heart. She lives between St. Petersburg, Florida and Umbertide, Italy. She and her wife Jane have four children and five grandchildren between them. They travel extensively and love their life of adventure.
Rev. Michelle Hubbard is an author with a journey that includes law school and legal career in California, moving to Hawaii and becoming a sought after law school admissions consultant and successful Realtor then ministerial training, eventually returning to California to become a Leadership and Transformation specialist, certified art therapy coach, speaker, teacher and author.