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Alexandra Coury
Owner and Director of ReadySet Leadership, LLC

Alexandra (Alex) Coury has been a leader since the day of organizing neighborhood lemonade stands and capture the flag tournaments in elementary school. Since then, leadership has become a life-long passion. She has found that students start to work on leadership skills long after their personalities are formed which makes it harder for skills to improve. Alex feels that the earlier children are taught the basics skills needed to be a leader the more likely they are to take leadership roles through high school and beyond. Alex's goal is to take everyone's skills to the next level and to help them become better versions of themselves. She is also passionate about helping high school and college students see their full potential.

Meet the Director

Alex's Background

As a Division-I student-athlete, Alex Coury took on a large leadership role with the NCAA as a representative of nine universities to the National Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. In this role, Alex voiced the opinions of Division-I student-athletes to the executives of the NCAA, university presidents and college administrators. Additionally, Alex served as the sole Division-I female student-athlete representative to the Committee on Women's Athletics for two years where she advocated for the advancement of emerging sports for women and the promotion of females in athletic careers. 

Professionally, Alex worked in the Department of Athletics at the University of Hartford from 2008-2013 working her way from graduate assistant to Assistant Director of Athletics in just three short years. During her time in athletics, Alex spoke at several national leadership conferences including the Conference on Gender Equity and Inclusion in San Diego, CA, the National Student-Athlete Leadership Conference, in Orlando, FL. and the NCAA Regional Women's Leadership Conference in Boston, MA.  

Alex then became the Associate Director of The Women's Advancement Initiative at the University of Hartford. In this role her primary responsibility was building and overseeing a female student leadership and career development program including creation of the four-year curriculum and acting as the lead facilitator in leadership training sessions.  

Currently, Alex is a Senior Development Officer for the University of Hartford as well as an adjunct faculty member teaching a course on leadership each semester in addition to assisting the Barney School of Business as a frequent career ready programming facilitator.

Alex earned an M.B.A. at the Barney School of Business at the University of Hartford as well as a Bachelor of Science in business management with a minor in communications.