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Senior Adviser

Alvean Lyons, M. Ed., is a nationally respected Speaker, Relationship Expert, and Leadership Consultant. She is the host of the brand-new radio show on W.H.O.V. and streaming podcast 'The Lyons Den,' the co-host of National Public Radio’s (NPR), relationship podcast, 'Love Life.' Alvean is the Relationship Expert on Virginia Public Radio's award-winning call-in show, 'Another View,’ and W.H.O.V.'s 'The Pastor's Study.

She is a renowned Leadership Consultant for numerous Fortune 500 companies and government agencies. As C.E.O. of A.L. Inc., she has spearheaded a radical shift in partnering the public and private sector with multiple groundbreaking programs including The E.D.G.E. (Economic Development, Growth & Empowerment) Program for the City of Hampton, VA.


As the founder and Executive Director of The E.D.G.E. Program, Alvean has created a trailblazing organization that equips poverty-stricken women with the life skills necessary for self-sufficiency and life achievement. Through this program, she has been able to provide hope and executable plans for success that would otherwise not be possible. Alvean continues her community involvement as a member of the Board of Directors for the non-profit, the Virginia Unity Project (V.U.P.), a violence prevention organization. 

Before launching A.L. Inc., Alvean was a founding partner of TRACE Success Consulting, L.L.C. where she functioned as C.E.O. for over a decade. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Hampton University and a Master's of Education in Counseling from The College of William & Mary. Alvean has conducted doctoral research in Advanced Studies in Human Behavior and Counseling Education & Supervision.

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