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Mission Statement

Drayton Leadership Group is a world-class training and development firm committed to developing, growing, and advancing individuals to become next-level leaders.


As a vision engineer, Monifa is dedicated to moving individuals and teams from “I hope to be,” to “I AM!” As a certified executive coach, she earned her Masters of Public Administration with a concentration in non-profit management from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, a bachelor’s degree in psychology from South Carolina State University. Since 2018, Monifa has served as a Principal Consultant which has allowed her to operate in her passion of developing, encouraging and coaching people through theory, training, and simply sharing her stories of bumps and bruises along the way! Additionally, for more than twenty years, she has served as a leader within the healthcare industry in a variety of roles which the core functions being business development, process improvement, market strategic planning, relationship development and transformational operations.

Being cited as a “leader among leaders,” Monifa has received numerous leadership awards which include, 2020 Excellence in Diversity,  “Top 100 Under 50 Emerging Leaders,” Nations Ford Community Leader Awards, the inaugural Emerging Community Leader Award, the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Alumna Award, Carolinas HealthCare System Fire Starter Award, and ten consecutive years of top-tier employee engagement recognition. Understanding that leadership should also be used to impact the community, she currently serves as a Board of Directors for the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board which contributes millions of dollars to community wellness programs, Charlotte Community Relations Advisory Council and Charlotte Regional Business Alliance Power of Women affinity group. Her most life-changing experience was teaching at the Discovery School in Bujumbuura, Burundi where she learned the true meaning of happiness.

In her free time, she enjoys community service, golf, running, live music and the theater.