About Dr. Audrey Reille


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Audrey Reille, MBA, Ed.D., works exclusively with leaders in higher education administration. She empowers them to thrive by reducing stress, optimizing strategies, having more influence, improving professional relationships, and developing a strong and empowered mindset.

Directors, Deans, Vice-Presidents and Presidents alike, seek her expertise in time of crisis (e.g. feeling overworked, being unsupported, or having difficult professional relationships), challenges due to new opportunities (e.g. new leadership, new responsibilities, or new job), or simply a desire to grow personally and professionally.

She worked in college administration for over ten years and developed a deep understanding of the world of higher education. She holds multiple coaching certifications, leadership program certifications, and earned a Doctorate Degree (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership, concentration in Higher Education Administration from the University of Southern California (USC).

Her areas of expertise include transformational leadership, strategic planning, peak performance, positive mindset, emotional intelligence, compassionate leadership, mindfulness, and self-empowerment. Her coaching practice is built on integrity, authenticity, excellence, and a heart-centered approach to success and service.


Past work in higher education administration

Over the years, Audrey worked for three college districts holding positions as Economic Development Liaison, Health Science Career Ladder Grant Coordinator, Director of the Center of Excellence, Director of the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Hub, and Interim Director of Professional and Organizational Development.

She primarily directed economic and workforce development grants, conducted training needs assessments, analyzed labor market needs, made program recommendations to colleges, managed training programs, developed partnerships with business and industry, presented at conferences, as well as “all other duties as assigned” or volunteered for. For over ten years, she managed regional and statewide grants, working in close collaboration with Community College Deans and Vice-Presidents throughout the State of California.  


Audrey completed her education in Europe and in the USA

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration - Buckinghamshire New University (UK)

  • Master’s Degree in International Business - Ecole Supérieure de Commerce International (France)

  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) - California State University San Bernardino

  • Doctorate Degree (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership, concentration in Higher Education Administration - University of Southern California (USC)

Passion for Leadership Development

Audrey’s dissertation focused on how to grow our own leaders in the community college system. At that time (2007-2009) colleges in California had difficulty attracting quality candidates for leadership positions. Audrey conducted primary and secondary research to discover how to prepare future leaders for high-level administrative positions. She interviewed College Presidents and Vice-Presidents and became very familiar with their challenges and the demands placed on them.

At the same time, she participated in the outstanding leadership programs (Admin 101 and the 12-months Mentor Program) offered by the Association of California Community College Administrators (ACCCA).

Audrey’s college President (at Mt. San Antonio College) took interest in her research findings and offered her the opportunity to create a regional mentoring program in partnership with five other colleges. This is how the SanFACC Mentoring Program was born. Because of her passion for personal and professional development, she was chosen to serve as Interim Director of Professional and Organizational Development on her campus.  

Coaching Certifications

  • Robbins-Madanes Coach Training in Strategic Intervention (12-month)

  • Tony Robbins’ Leadership Academy Bootcamp

  • QSCA Life Coaching Certification (12-month)


  • Peak performance

  • Leadership

  • Empowerment

  • Positive mindset

  • Emotional intelligence

  • Strategic planning

  • Organization, efficiency, and effectiveness

  • Stress-reduction

Personal Life

Audrey was born and raised in Provence, in the South of France. She went to college in France, England, Spain, and did an internship in Italy before moving to California in 2000 to get her MBA.

By choosing complete immersion in new countries, she had to learn languages and cultures rapidly. She didn’t have a support system and worked to pay for her education, which taught her early in life to be resilient, resourceful, and strategic in everything that she does. Working full-time while going to college was the perfect experience to master time management, productivity and peak performance.

She loves living in California and empowering others to have a fulfilling career and personal life. Audrey is a huge animal lover and donates a portion of all earnings to local animal rescue organizations. She has two furbabies who make her smile every day.