Consciousness Expansion

Courses on Spirituality, Empowerment & Well Being

The Institute for Leadership and Lifelong Learning International was created to assist in the growth expansion of consciousness throughout the world.

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! 

Our Leadership

We are a diverse faculty and staff of proven leaders in education, business, spirituality, health, government, military, marketing, medicine, and coaching in our respective field. As Faculty we share our skill sets and years of experience and knowledge creating courses designed and intended to increase greater health, joy, spiritual awareness and confidence in people all over the world.

Founder & President

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.

Director of Administrations

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.

Strategic Leadership Partner

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.

Dean of Thought Leadership

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.

Our Executive Council

Bowen Imagery is the “Brand with the Creative Hand”. Mike & Ami Bowen are mighty manifestors – point of light connectors, artists, and musicians. Their company offers big agency creative with a personal touch. As specialists in print and layout design, branding, illustration, and photography, their goal is to produce superior creative concepts and designs that communicate. Together, they approach their life and work with a sense of awe and love for the process of exploration, clarity, and discovery. 

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.

Thank you to Dr. Ellen “Aileen” Curtin who served as the Dean of Education for the Institute and was part of the creation of this movement. 

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