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Deryn Dudley


Alexandria, Virginia
Eastern Time Zone (UTC​−05:00)

Monday – Friday, 8am – 6pm

As leaders you carry a heavy load: ranging from managing team dynamics, unsustainable financials to building equitable and inclusive organizational cultures while maintaining your own health and well-being. As a coach, I facilitate growth, awareness, and confidence among emergent and experienced leaders managing personal, organizational, or systemic change.

My clients have been able to:

  • Strategically align their professional development activities with their organization’s mission and value
  • Manage leadership and board transitions
  • Manage diverse teams and difficult relationships
  • Develop the courage to dismantle existing systems to create more equitable and inclusive structures
  • Engage in effective career planning
  • Overcome imposter syndrome to lead authentically and confidently

My approach as a coach is guided by my doctoral training as a social psychologist and my 15 years of experience as a program evaluator, educator, and nonprofit strategic consultant. During coaching sessions, I use powerful questioning to generate awareness of the assumptions underlying clients’ behaviors and beliefs. I encourage clients to think critically about their own behaviors and actions, to reflect on mistakes and to identify the mental roadblocks hindering them from moving forward.

Coaching sessions are safe spaces where leaders can navigate complex problems and work to find effective and sustainable solutions. I partner with clients to create a strategic action plan and I provide the support, accountability and guidance to help them make progress towards their goals.

I am a member of the International Coach Federation, with an anticipated accreditation date of December 2020; pursing my training through the NAS Leadership Coaching training program in partnership with the Goldvarg Consulting Group. If you would like to learn more about my professional experience please visit me on LinkedIn. If you are feeling stuck, need a thought partner, someone to support and guide you toward your success my coaching services may be the steppingstone to your goal.