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Key Executive Coaches

  1. Ilona Birenbaum, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

    Ms. Birenbaum is a leadership and organizational consultant/leadership coach with over 20 years of experience and a diverse organizational development background. She is an adjunct professor and coach with American University’s School of Public Affai… More

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Dan Brown

Dan Brown, Executive Coach


Dan coaches individual leaders, teams and work groups within government agencies, non-profit organizations and private enterprise. His work focuses on helping mid- and upper-level managers not only develop hard skills, such as delegation and strategic thinking, but to fundamentally expand their views of themselves ... [More]





William Courville

William J. Courville, Executive Coach


Dr. William Courville is an executive coach with over 30 years’ experience in business, counseling, leadership development, consulting, and coaching.  He received his certificate of Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University and he is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International ... [More]



  1. Jeri Darling, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

    Jeri Darling is President of Darling Global, LLC and has more than 25 years of experience working with diverse organizations in the areas of strategy, leadership, and organizational effectiveness. She is a seasoned consultant, facilitator, and execut… More

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Jan Earnest, Executive Coach


Ms. Earnest has 18 years of experience as a Leadership Coach working in multiple government agencies.  She has certifications from the Coaches Training Institute (CTI) and the International Coach Federation (ICF) as well as a MS degree in Organizational/ Human Resource Development from the American University/ National Training Laboratory ... [More]


  1. Anne M. Ferrante, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

    KSB - Acad Progs - Graduate

    Anne Ferrante is the Director of Graduate Programs at American University’s Kogod School of Business and former Director of the Global Leadership Executive MBA program at the University of Texas at Dallas. Anne transitioned into academia after a succ… More

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  2. Catherine Fox, Adjunct Instructor

    Catherine Fox is Founder and Principal of an international consulting and coaching practice CJFox Associates to support organizations and their leaders in implementing change. She is consultant to US government and United Nations agencies and has a … More

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Sharon Gazda

Sharon Gazda, Executive Coach


Sharon Gazda is an inspiring executive coach and an accomplished business woman. As the founder and president of Edizen, a certified woman-owned consulting firm based in Springfield, Mass. with regional offices in Washington, DC and Atlanta, Ga., she has more than 25 years’ experience in executive coaching, leadership training ... [More]


  1. Janet Ioli, Sr Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

    SPA - School of Public Affairs

    Janet is an executive coach, leadership and organizational development consultant, and an engaging speaker and workshop leader. Her experience helping people become better leaders and navigate through change spans over twenty five years. During this … More

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  2. Robert Lapidus, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

    Bob Lapidus has worked as a consultant in organization development and human resource management for the past 30 years. As a senior consultant to key managers and Chief Executive Officers, he has implemented a wide variety of interventions including … More

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Ellen Lent

Ellen Lent, Executive Coach


Predictable factors in personality development, behavior change, emotion, and motivation help leaders to better understand themselves and others. Ms. Lent urges leaders toward increasing self-awareness and self-acceptance, while encouraging them toward efficient learning. Having held leadership roles ... [More]




Noreen Lyne

Noreen Lyne, Executive Coach


A Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional (AP), Danielle Wagner has more than 17 years of experience helping local governments, universities, real estate developers, non-profits, and federal agencies ... [More]




Joe Mangino

Joe Mangino, Executive Coach


Joe Mangino has more than 20 years of experience in organizational development consulting, leadership training, and executive coaching.  His areas of expertise include leadership and team development, strategic planning, transitions, conflict resolution and the management of complex change.  He is the President of Mangino Resources ... [More]




Bill McCarthy

Bill McCarthy, Executive Coach


Dr. Bill McCarthy has over 25 years of continual and successful consulting in leadership development attesting to his skills and abilities. Throughout this time at UMUC, he has contributed to several leadership efforts. He provides one on one leadership development consultations to executives. He is a trainer for the Leadership Development Program ... [More]




Mike McGinley

Mike McGinley, Executive Coach


Mike is an executive coach and leadership development consultant whose passion is helping leaders and their organizations become the largest possible versions of themselves. Having an entrepreneur’s heart and an engineer’s mind, Mike has flourished in several startup opportunities and has also managed large-scale operations ... [More]


  1. Meredith Persily Lamel, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

    SPA - Key Leadership Program

    Meredith Persily Lamel, MBA, P.C.C., is CEO of Aspire@Work. For 15 years, she has explored the frontiers of aspirational leadership, human behavior, and organizational development. As an executive coach, consultant, facilitator and instructor who s… More

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    (202) 885-6388


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Sheryl Phillips, Executive Coach


Sheryl Phillips, a leadership consultant and executive coach, has partnered with leaders for over 20 years to create more effective organizations. Sheryl is on the faculty of Georgetown University’s Leadership Coaching Program and the newly formed Institute for Transformational Leadership at Georgetown ... [More]


  1. Andrew Rahaman, Executive in Residence

    SPA - Public Admin and Policy

    Dr. Rahaman has over 25 years working nationally and internationally in diverse leadership positions building teams to design and implement both technical projects and overseeing geographically dispersed programs in a variety of private and governmen… More

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Lloyd Raines

Lloyd Raines, Executive Coach


Lloyd is a seasoned master coach (MCC, International Coach Federation), leadership development consultant, and educator. As principal of Integral Focus he brings over 30 years of experience in working from a systems perspective with leaders and teams, applying insights from current research on leadership, business and organizational best practices ... [More]


  1. Neil Stroul, Sr Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

    SPA - Public Admin and Policy

    Professionally, Neil is first and foremost a leadership coach. Trained originally as a psychologist, Neil blends more than 25 years of experience in organizational consulting and the perspective of applied psychology to helping executives build their… More

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Richard Tanenbaum

Richard Lee Tanenbaum, Executive Coach


Richard’s experience as a clinical psychologist, nonprofit executive, civilian working with the military, and actor enable him to work well with diverse clients from administrative staff to senior executives in any industry. Some of Richard’s clients include the American Institute of Architects, Freddie Mac ... [More]




Peter West

Peter West, Executive Coach


Peter L. West, the founder of West Coaching Network, brings over 20 years of experience as a senior executive, management consultant, facilitator, and leadership coach. Peter's diverse background includes experience across a range of fields, including: information technology, telecommunications, customer and hospitality services, financial services, health care, as well as human resources, higher education ... [More]




Joseph Whalen

Joseph Whalen, Executive Coach


Mr. Whalen has over 30 years of experience as CEO, manager, community leader, executive coach and organization development professional. He specializes in coaching, strategic planning, leadership development, team development, and process development/improvement.  He works with organizations, teams, and individuals to clarify vision, mission, current reality, and values ... [More]


  1. Ruth Zaplin, Executive in Residence

    SPA - Key Leadership Program

    Dr. Ruth Zaplin is an Executive-in-Residence, School of Public Affairs, Department of Public Administration & Policy and Director of International Programs, Key Executive Leadership Programs at American University. Dr. Zaplin served as a senior advis… More

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