Presidential Spouse, Director of Women’s Leadership Institute
Traci Corey is the president and owner of 10th Dimension Leadership Coaching and Consulting LLC. She is also the director of the Women’s Leadership Institute (WLI) and presidential spouse at Olivet College (OC) in Olivet, Michigan. Traci also serves on the ATHENA International Board of Directors and in 2018, she was honored as an ATHENA Leadership Award recipient for her dedication to developing women leaders.
Most recently Traci founded 10th Dimension Leadership Coaching and Consulting LLC, which has a core focus on the leadership development of collegiate women athletic teams. She administers a personal motivation and needs assessment, which builds team cohesion and trust and leadership development skills. The assessment also assists coaches with enhancing player performance and improving recruitment practices, thus inspiring increased self-awareness, building self-confidence and encouraging players to embrace their authentic selves and their unique leadership qualities.
At Olivet College, Traci initiated and directed a movement to address the gender gap in the workforce by launching a Women’s Leadership Institute. Under her leadership, the College has spearheaded the creation of a host of women’s leadership programs including: The Keyes-Barber-Benedict Scholars Program, Cultivating Women Leaders Speaker Series (formerly CWL event), the OC ATHENA International Yearlong Women’s Leadership Program and the OC ATHENA International middle and high school girls’ leadership camps. In just three years, these programs have positively impacted over 1,000 girls and young women.
Prior to Olivet, Traci was the north central regional manager for the Arizona Community Foundation (ACF). There, she oversaw the daily operations of the Yavapai County Community Foundation and led the implementation and execution of fundraising programs, including major and planned gifts to build local endowments that support nonprofits in Yavapai County. While working for ACF, she led one of four strategic planning statewide work groups for the foundation and was elected to the Northern Arizona Association of Fundraising Professional Board, serving as their secretary and vice president. She was also named the 2009 Northern Arizona New Fundraising Professional of the Year.
Traci was the founding head volleyball coach at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, where she directed the team to a conference championship title, was named TCAC conference coach of the year and coached the Bruins to a second-place regional finish in just the third year of the program. During her tenure at Belmont, she also successfully navigated the team’s transition from NAIA to NCAA-DI. Following Belmont, Traci served as head volleyball coach at Yavapai College in Prescott, Arizona, where she led the team from the bottom of the conference to the regional championship match in less than three years’ time.
A native of California, Traci attended California State University, Fresno, on athletic scholarship playing volleyball, which began her more than 20 years of volleyball coaching and playing experience at the collegiate level. As a setter for Fresno State University, Traci was a two-time team MVP, three-time scholar-athlete, member of the All-Big West Conference team and FSU Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Following her college-playing career, she was drafted in the fourth round of the American Professional Volleyball League by the Portland Spikers and was setter for a United States representative team to Australia.
Traci holds a Bachelor of Arts in physical education, recreation and health from California State University at Fresno and a Master of Arts in education from Cumberland University.
Contact Traci at WLI@olivetcollege.edu.