Loukisha “Dr. P.” Preyear is a dynamic subject matter expert and facilitator. She is focused on eradicating workplace bullying and building a respectful workplace environment. She has also developed a Mentorship Program to assist employees struggling in a toxic workplace. Dr. P is interested in the impact leadership style has on workplace performance and culture and has been researching the impact leadership style has on performance and achievement since 2010. She conducted a study related to leadership and school performance and published work entitled, A Qualitative Multi-Site Case Study: Examining Principals’ Leadership Styles and School Performance. Dr. P’s passion in life is to promote peace and civility in the world. She has over 20 years of federal government experience working as a Human Resources Specialist, Equal Employment Opportunity Counselor, Equal Employment Opportunity Investigator, Mediator, and Program Coordinator. She is a proud veteran of the United States Air Force (USAF) and adopted USAF core values in her daily activities: Integrity first; Service before self; and Excellence in all we do. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Behavioral Science, Master of Science in Business Administration, and Doctorate in Education Leadership, with an emphasis in Curriculum and Instructions. As an SME for Elevate USA, Dr. P implements storytelling, humor, self-assessment, and experiential activities as part of her facilitation strategy. These promote a greater understanding of workplace civility, purpose, and a positive learning experience.
Trainer, Elevate USA (2022-Present); CEO/President, Preyear Advocacy Solutions Team (P.A.S.T.), LLC (2016-Present); Program Specialist, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (2011-2017); Program Coordinator / Equal Employment Opportunity Counselor, U.S. Office of Personnel Management (2005-2010); Equal Opportunity Assistant, US Department of Labor/Women’s Bureau (2003-2005); Personnel Management Specialist, United States Air Force (1993-2001)