Born to Lead. Compelled to empower. Determined to inspire. My name is Lauryn Johnson, best known as "Elle Jay". I am a visionary leader, empowerment coach, speaker, and inspirational writer. I am a lover of Christ and remain devoted to honoring Him while mobilizing the missions of my nonprofit organization (founded in 2005) as well as my business endeavors via elle jay leads* (founded in 2016). 


I graciously serve as the president and chief executive officer of To Respect, Unite, Support & Teach, Inc. ("T.R.U.S.T., Inc."), which develops young adults as servant leaders and positive change agents in the communities of Hampton Roads, Virginia and Greater Atlanta, Georgia. As a part of elle jay leads*, I find purpose in empowering and inspiring individuals to obtain and fulfill a clearer vision for their lives. I also relish in providing avenues for people to maximize their God-given potential through my signature programs, courses, speaking, resources, etc. 


Here are a few random facts about me:

  • Although I was born in the lovely state of Massachusetts, I am proud to call the beautiful state of Georgia home.

  • Outside of my involvements within T.R.U.S.T., Inc. and elle jay leads*, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, being in nature, serving communities, writing, and dancing.

  • As my favorite quote by Mahatma Ghandi states, we must "be the change [we] wish to see in the world," and that is certainly what I strive to do daily. 


You can also follow my social media journey on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube: @ellejayleads. Oh, by the way, I am...

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