Meet Our Founders

Albert Hayle & Stepahne Lasme


These two friends and business partners overcame many challenges and in return excelled Beyond their Limitations...they strongly believe with the right support and structure that anything is possible.  IRiseAboveIt, Inc was created to help others do the same. 

Go Beyond Your Limitations!  Come Rise With Us!

Albert Hayle is a 2014 Hall of Fame inductee at Emmanuel College, where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Child Development and was a 1000 points scorer, 4 year captain and 4 year MVP during his collegiate playing experience. Coach Hayle went on to earn his Masters Degree (MSW) in Social Work at Wheelock College. A former college assistant coach for multiple years, coach Hayle now coaches high school basketball and is a renowned skill development expert throughout greater Boston.  He currently has over 10 years of experience working within the non-profit sector with a focus on educational advancement, community outreach and youth development and leadership.

Stephane Lasme is a professional basketball player who has competed in all level of the sport. Coach Lasme had a sensational collegiate career at Umass Amherst, where he was A-10 player of the year and twice voted defensive player of the year, he holds Umass Amherst record in career blocks, single season blocks, and single game blocks. A 2007 draft pick of the Golden State Warriors, Lasme's collegiate accomplishments propelled him to continued professional success...