about Rhonda

Rhonda Joy McLean is the President and CEO of RJMLEADS LLC, a leadership consultant company launched in 2019.  She is the former Deputy General Counsel of Time Inc., where she managed one-third of the Law Department and oversaw legal compliance and data privacy protocols for over 200 clients and 22 brands for nearly twenty years, including  People, Sports Illustrated, Entertainment Weekly, Fortune, Time, Money and Essence.  A co-author of two popular books on leadership development for women that she wrote with her friends and business partners Elaine Meryl Brown and Marsha Haygood, entitled “The Little Black Book of Success” series, Ms. McLean is also a principal of LEADS LLC, a company she runs with her co-authors.


RJM Leads offers services that impact and empower leadership development.


Ms. McLean stands ready to assist your organization in crafting leadership development training for your senior executives, boards of directors, mid-level managers, entry-level employees, associates and interns.


Ms. McLean stands ready to empower you to tap into your leadership potential, hone your skills and advance.


Ms. McLean stands ready to motivate your audiences through keynote speeches, commencement addresses and small group engagements.


Ms. McLean stands ready to activate positive change in your organizations and/or in your lives.


Leadership Consulting & Career Advancement

Rhonda Joy McLean

“I am a change agent, able to lead many people across a multitude of differences to accomplish extraordinary things.” 

Rhonda Joy McLean is an experienced attorney, published author, management executive, leadership consultant, noted motivational speaker, a former college professor and a classically trained musician.


In addition to her legal career and board service in the public and private sectors, she has developed leadership development programs for organizations and career advancement strategies for individuals.  Her energy and intellect are catalytic and dynamic.



Winner of the ABWA Lifetime Achievement Award

as presented at the December 4, 2020
Protect Your Legacy meeting

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Ms. McLean's books were written to empower black women in today’s workforce, where they face unique challenges as they seek to launch and/or galvanize their careers. Often, performing as well as their colleagues is just not enough to win leadership positions even when they are well qualified. They also need a special brand of strength and confidence to rise above the double burdens of racism and sexism and fully leverage their networks and resources to achieve their career goals.


The leadership principles and strategies identified in her books are widely applicable and benefit anyone working to operate effectively within organizational infra-structures and rise to lead them.



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