Leveraging Self with Erleigh Wiley

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This podcast highlights the High Leverage Practice of Self with Erleigh Wiley.  With values mentored by her ‘force of nature’ mother Fern, she is clear-eyed about who she is and how she belongs in every room.  As a judge, wife, mom and community leader, she had the courage to step into the District Attorney role after two professional prosecutors were slain in cold blood for doing their jobs.  As author of memoir Target on My Back, be inspired by how her strong sense of self gave the confidence to step into the sphere of danger before the killer was identified or apprehended.  

Erleigh Wiley is a native Texan, born and raised in Kaufman County.  She was appointed by Governor Rick Perry to fill the unexpired term of the office of the Criminal District Attorney of Kaufman County after he was murdered.  She was re-elected in 2014 and has been the Kaufman County Criminal District Attorney ever since.  

In her current and previous roles as elected judge of Kaufman County Court at Law and with the Dallas County District Attorney’s office, she has been a tireless advocate in helping abused and neglected children, developing treatment courts and fighting for the most vulnerable.  She graduated from Texas Tech University, Rawls College of Business and Texas Law.