ABOUT JAHMAD CANLEY
CEO & Senior Consultant, Potential Unleashed
Jahmad Canley has an endless dedication to empowerment and education for all people. He is internationally known as a top level culture transformation consultant, peak performance coach, author and masterful storyteller. Jahmad focuses on helping people and organizations accomplish their goals and fulfill their potential in their personal, professional, and organizational lives. His passion for helping others unleash their potential has provided him the privilege of working with top organizations such as Microsoft, Amazon, Western Union, USA Swimming and many more.
Getting his start in education over 16 years ago, Jahmad has assisted numerous schools, districts, and educators in their quest to serve all children. Jahmad’s passion for education started when he entered Washington State University through the Future Teachers of Color Program and continued when he helped create several equity programs for the College Success Foundation including the HERO Program (designed to assist High School aged African American, Latino, and Indigenous males gain access to higher education). Now schools around the world utilize Jahmad’s unique experiences and ability to transfer Cognitive Science and Culture Transformation processes to improve student success rates and remove barriers.
Jahmad currently works with schools, colleges, and universities throughout the United States, Canada, The Bahamas, Guatemala, Mexico, Costa Rica, Kenya, South Africa, and Japan. Jahmad currently leads diversity,equity, and inclusion work in several school districts around the country and is looked to as a trusted consultant for even more individual schools on the topic.
Jahmad’s ability to combine his energy and passion with a sense of humor and innate sincerity enables him to connect with a wide range of audiences and empower them to achieve the growth and change they earnestly desire. So whether it’s a group of students, staff or faculty, transformation is the result.
“I have learned that most people all over the world want the same thing...a better world for themselves, their families, and their communities. What keeps us trapped is often the lack of knowledge or the lack of a process. I believe that to truly serve others, we must provide them with both a process and knowledge. The hour is late, the time is short, the task is great and we have a lot of work to do.” - Jahmad Canley
In addition to his work, Jahmad is a dedicated family man and community member. In fact you’ll often find his wife, two daughters, and son traveling alongside him in support at various events. Jahmad is a dividend of Tacoma Public Schools and in addition to currently being a parent he is also the founder of the Tacoma Gents program. Tacoma Gents works with young men of color in the 3rd to 5th grades teaching L.I.F.E. (leadership, image/integrity, financial literacy, and etiquette) skills. The program is now in it's 5th year in partnership with Tacoma Public Schools.