Meet The team
a step up founders
Johnny T. Allen
Johnny Allen is Executive Director of A STEP UP, INC. and the President and CEO of The Allen Leadership Group LLC, which has three training divisions: Leadership Development Institute, Management Training Division, and Consulting Division. He also serves as the Lead Training Consultant of Felicia Hall Allen & Associates. A graduate of the University of South Carolina, he holds certifications in “Teambuilding, Group Initiative and Leadership Development through Experiential Learning Activities” from Winthrop University and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Johnny’s time and talent is dedicated to acquainting organizations with strategies that encourage “peak performance.” His engaging style, along with the soundness of his theories, has made him a highly sought-after speaker and trainer. He has been the featured keynote at a wide variety of national conferences, conventions and management retreats, reaching thousands of leaders across the nation. He is certified DISC System Training, Situational Leadership, Cultural and Generational Diversity Training. For more visit: www.AllenLeadershipGroup.com
Felicia Hall Allen
Felicia Hall Allen, CEO of Felicia Hall Allen & Associates, brings unique depth to specialties of leadership, team building, organizational development, executive coaching, and sports management. A sports attorney by trade, Felicia represents basketball, track and field and volleyball college coaches across the footprint of Division I athletics. A native of Shreveport, Louisiana, Felicia earned a basketball scholarship to the University of Iowa where she played for Hall of Fame Coach, C. Vivian Stringer. Mrs. Allen is a former NIKE Manager of Women's Basketball and Team Executive for the WNBA Charlotte Sting. In addition, she has served as a Consultant for the NFL, NBA, NCAA and Women’s Basketball Coaches Association on a number of occasions. Felicia is a founding member of the Advancement of Blacks In Sports and a former member of the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame Board of Directors. She earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Iowa, College of Law and is a member of the New Jersey State Bar. Felicia is married to Johnny Allen, CEO of the Allen Leadership Group. For more visit: www.FeliciaHallAllen.com.