Dedicated to helping emerging women leaders advance into senior and executive business positions.

Dr. Randee L. Sanders is the owner and founder of the company. She has over 20 years of leadership coaching, career strategizing, and management consulting experience.

About Dr. Randee L. Sanders

RLSA Founder, Speaker, and Women’s Career Strategist

Hello, my fearless and powerful friend! It is a pleasure to meet you. I am Dr. Randee and I have over 20 years of leadership development experience. I help mid-career women permit themselves, to be bold, to create a plan of action, to be confident leaders, and to propel in their careers in senior or executive-level positions.

Many ask me, why am I dedicated to helping women lead, elevate, activate, and prosper (L.E.A.P.) in their careers? The answer is simple – I was that woman! I took the traditional path to climb the career ladder; pursued higher education, and even acquired a Ph.D.; I started at the entry level and worked my way up – analyst, manager, and director and then BAM!!!! “Who placed that glass ceiling there?”

In my mind, not me – I’m a pretty BOLD and outspoken woman, who desired to go higher and like so many others my journey was met with opposition. At that pivotal moment, I decided to take the opposition and turn it into an opportunity to “L.E.A.P” into my greatness. In my process of leaping, I gained clarity on my career goals, discovered my strengths, and created a road map to get me from where I was to where I wanted to be. I know how it is to be in a senior-level position wanting more and that’s why I created a community and tailored programs to educate and coach highly ambitious professional women leaders, like you, to advance into senior, executive, and C-level positions. 

If this is you, trust me, I know what you are going through. You are not alone.  Using my professional training and education in leadership development I will guide you through the same strategies I used to position myself as a highly ambitious, professional women ready to up their game! Just by being on this site I know you are ready to achieve a stronger sense of self, develop your voice, and own your power to lead so that you can attain that high-level position that you are ready for…let me and my team and our wonderful Design Not Default community of achievers show you how.

All you need to do to get started is give yourself permission to L.E.A.P. into your great self! Then Join the Design Not Default Academy.

“Surround yourself with good people; surround yourself with positivity and people who are going to challenge you to make you better.” – Ali Krieger

About Shawna Jones

CEO at the helm of Design Not Default Academy

Shawna Jones has over 20 years of experience in the financial and higher education industries. Holding a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies and a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership, both earned at Mercer University in Macon, GA, Shawna brings a unique blend of academic prowess and practical leadership experience to her role.

Our Values

RL Sanders & Associates values represent a code of ethics, which we practice in our daily life as well as in our business:

  • Honesty and integrity in our work and our daily interactions with each other and our clients
  • Commitment to value individuals as business partners, advisors, and contributors
  • Treat people with respect and dignity always.
  • Passion & energy that drives us.
  • Create a culture for people to excel, innovate, take risks, work in collaboration, and perform at their best by unleashing and elevating their abilities.
  • Provide top-quality products, services, and great value to our partners then it can only be a win-win situation for everyone.
  • The classical standards of hard work, ethics, integrity, honesty, diligence, respect, responsibility, courage, love of family, faith, and always exceeding expectations