LeaNora Ruffin is the Founder of Total Radiance Coaching, LLC and the Assistant Dean for Career Development at Widener University Delaware Law School. Drawing on her training as an attorney and 23 years of experience in career counseling and professional and leadership development, she has successfully helped thousands of professionals gain focus, remove mental and emotional barriers and plot a strategy for personal and professional fulfillment. Through her private coaching business, she builds on her naturally strategic orientation, motivational talents and strong intuition to help leaders maximize their potential. She also channels her passion for strengthening teams by conducting trainings in the areas of strategic planning, decision-making, stress reduction, leadership and communication. A firm believer in helping those who are less fortunate, LeaNora has raised money for charitable causes through Zoe’s Village, a project of Total Radiance Coaching, LLC.  LeaNora is certified by the International Coaching Federation and received her training from the Coaches Training Institute, widely recognized as one of the most rigorous training programs in the coaching industry. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania and her law degree from University of Pennsylvania Law School. She practiced law in Philadelphia, PA.

LeaNora’s training and work experience have provided countless opportunities to showcase her diverse skills. She is a seasoned and compelling communicator and frequent conference speaker. Her strong organizational skills also have propelled her to various advisory and leadership positions including President of the National Association for Law Placement (NALP), President of the Delaware chapter of the American Council on Education Women’s Network (DAWN) and grant reader for the United Negro College Fund’s Career Pathways Initiative, a $50 million investment funded by Lilly Endowment, Inc. to help HBCUs strengthen their career development strategies and increase the number of graduates entering jobs in their chosen fields. She also serves as Career Coach for the International Career Advancement Program which helps mid-career professionals from underrepresented groups in advancing to more senior positions in international affairs. LeaNora was selected by her peers to become a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, an “honorary organization of attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and to the highest principles of the legal profession.”