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Who We Are 

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We love and draw our energy from people. We love our work. We believe in the power of love and passion and that it influences everything we do.

If our name didn’t scare you away and instead intrigues you, you’ve come to the right place.   We are real people with real life experiences that bring authenticity and fervent discipline to the work we do. We deliver expert and practical solutions customized to each client’s unique needs.

We are culture architects, thought leaders, and game changers with extensive HR and DEI practice across all industries, including the public and private sectors as well as non-profit organizations and small business owners. Our client industries run the business gamut – from healthcare to food and beverage, professional services, media, consumer product goods, professional associations, hospitality, real estate, theatre, construction and entertainment.

Lead With Love Consulting LLC is proud to be a woman and minority-owned business.

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Maya A. Bordeaux, JD, MBA


Maya A. Bordeaux, JD, MBA is a nationally-recognized Human Resources executive, DEI strategist, and licensed attorney in Illinois. She recently ventured into consulting again and founded Lead With Love Consulting LLC.  Maya has held complex and transformational leadership roles in dynamic midsize and large domestic and global companies. Prior to her current consulting roles, Maya served as Chief Human Resources & Communications Officer at Tribune Publishing.  In that role, she had leadership oversight for all people strategies and programs, as well as all internal and external communications. She led a national team that provided HR and Communications services to over 4,500 employees across the company’s eight U.S. markets. 

Maya has extensive human resources knowledge, and her superpowers are strategic leadership, culture transformations, diversity and inclusion, employee engagement, organizational design, and executive coaching.  She is a progressive and innovative HR veteran, bringing more than twenty-five years of leadership experience across an array of industries, including media, consumer product goods, food and beverage, professional services, and healthcare. 

Prior to Tribune, Maya held the position of Senior Vice President, People & Culture for Wilton Brands LLC. She previously held HR leadership positions with other prestigious brands, including McDonald’s Corporation, NorthShore University HealthSystem, and University of Chicago Medical Center. Maya dedicates a significant amount of her time to public service, has served on several boards, and provides pro bono legal counsel. She is also an accomplished public speaker. Maya holds a Juris Doctor degree and Master of Business Administration degree from Loyola University Chicago and a Bachelor of Applied Sciences degree from San Diego State University.

Affectionately known by family and friends as “The Lady of Love,” Maya’s gregarious and tenacious personality coupled with her unparalleled commitment to helping and inspiring others, it makes perfect sense that she believes the best business outcomes result from leading with love. 

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