Grace Ward is the Executive Secretary of Leaders Influencing Freedom & Excellence Inc. (LIFE). She has dedicated herself to the mission of (LIFE), “to unconditionally serve vulnerable communities near and far to develop global leaders and change the world one life at a time”. She is a customer-oriented, strategic-thinking business professional with over 37 years of experience which includes early retirement from the Air Force. She is highly experienced in building relationships, cultivating partnerships, retaining top performers and growing profit channels. Grace Ward is an expert in multi-tasking and is a self-motivated leader with expertise in expanding network connections.
As a manager, she fostered a strong history of leading high-performance teams to meet or exceed operational objectives and as a passionate leader with the Federal Direct Student Loan Program with a commitment to supporting students from different socio-economic statuses to achieve their educational pursues from all aspects of educational processes.
Friendly and engaging with strong team collaboration abilities Grace Ward served as an empathetic Case Worker with the Department of Human Resources to identify child abuse and neglect of individuals to help facilitate growth and change. She is skilled in assessment, diagnosis, and development of care plans to treat emotional, behavioral and psychological disorders.
Additionally, Grace Ward is on the board of (LIFE) an organization that gifted a home to an economically challenged elderly man. Internationally, she serves on the board in which has provided over 18,000 meals to local nationals, dug wells for 2 villages that had no clean drinking water, distributed over 1,000 pounds of clothes, toiletries, and toys to Sri Lanka. Currently Grace is support the pursuit to opening the doors of Life Charter Academy as its Secretary in Montgomery AL and supporting the CEO in standing up her own Tea Plantation in Sri Lanka that will empower vulnerable women through employment. The profits for Tea 4 will be used to build widow shelters, orphanages, soup kitchens and schools. Beyond her retirement, she has a passion to live a full, meaningful, and thriving life by staying inspired and empowered by connecting with others, using her character strengths, and following her passions to change the world one life at a time.