About Gifted By Design




Our mission is to help individuals and organizations achieve their goals by providing leadership development, diversity equity inclusion, belonging and growth strategies through connecting, consulting, in partnership counseling, and coaching services. We aim to provide personalized solutions that are grounded in research and evidence-based practices.
Our vision is to create a world where individuals and organizations are empowered to reach their full potential and make a positive impact in their communities.
Equity Excellence: We strive for excellence in everything we do and aim to deliver high-quality services that exceed our clients’ expectations.
Inclusive Empowerment: Our ultimate goal is to empower individuals and organizations to reach their full potential and achieve their goals. We believe in the power of people and are dedicated to helping them develop the skills and mindset necessary to succeed.
Diverse Impact: We believe that our work has the power to create positive change and make a lasting impact in the world. We are committed to using our skills and resources to make a difference in the lives of our clients and the communities they serve.

Our Founder

Lettie Johnson is  CEO/Founder of Gifted By Design Leadership and Consulting, LLC (GBD), based in Louisville, KY. With over 20 years of experience in transforming organizations and individuals across different sectors, she is a highly experienced and accomplished John Maxwell Certified Coach, Teacher, Trainer and Speaker. Lettie offers a wholistic values-based approach to personal and professional development by connecting, consulting, and coaching people and organizations to maximize their potential. Gifted By Design also offers workshops, team building, seminars, and keynote speaking as part of our full suite of services.


Lettie is also a licensed diversity, equity, and inclusion facilitator, using her skills in justice, leadership development, strategic planning, and communication methods to assist individuals and organizations in maximizing their capacity and reaching their full potential. She serves on Boards both locally and nationally and is a graduate of Leadership Louisville’s Bingham Program. This led to the founding of three organizations;  The 3003 Collaborative 501C3, The 3003 Campaign 501C4, and The 3003PAC. These organizations are designed to improve the lives of Black Kentuckians by advancing leaders, policies, and systems that end structural racism. Lettie has been acknowledged by Louisville Business First as an Enterprising Woman, demonstrating her excellence and leadership in her field. 


Working together, I will move you and/or your team or organization in the desired direction to reach your goals. This also applies to today’s youth. I have tailored programs just for the next generation. My life mission is to create an environment for leaders to connect and grow. 

You are Gifted By Design! 

This is us.

It is our calling to continue to serve our World and Community in a wholistic and
innovative approach by way of values-based leadership and justice, diversity, equity,
inclusion and belonging.