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Course Instructor

Founder and CEO, Construct the Present Alexis Braly James

Alexis Braly James is a longtime educator and innovator. She supports nationwide nonprofits, companies, and government agencies in activating contemporary responses to leadership development and employee needs through training, coaching, and team building. She has worked with organizations like Smithsonian, Kickstand Comedy, OMPA, and Multnomah County Library. As a former classroom teacher, she is an engaging and empathetic trainer at meetings, board training, and mediations. Prior to starting her own consulting agency, she was the Program Director at a statewide literacy nonprofit, where she specialized in creating an inclusive culture through supervision training, data analysis, and diversity, equity, and inclusion implementation. Alexis has been born & raised primarily in Oregon, earning her Master’s Degree from Lewis & Clark College and most recently pursuing her MBA from Cornell University. When she’s not working you can find her dancing to Beyonce.


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