Dr. X. Carmen Qadir

Dr. X. Carmen Qadir

REI Council Member & Fellow, Institute of Coaching

Executive Summary: Dr. Carmen Qadir is an executive & leadership coach, facilitator, and consultant specializing in healthcare and academic medicine. With over 21 years of experience, she has become a trusted advisor to leaders and executives seeking to enhance their leadership skills, navigate complex organizational challenges, and drive transformational change.  Dr. Qadir’s unique background as a healthcare leader provides her with a deep understanding of the intricacies and demands of healthcare and academic medicine sectors. Her extensive knowledge allows her to tailor her coaching approach to the specific needs and goals of her clients, ensuring maximum impact and sustainable results.  Dr. Qadir has worked with a diverse range of clients, including C-suite executives, deans and provosts, department chairs, physician leaders and emerging leaders in healthcare.  

Professional Overview:  

Dr. Qadir has 21 years of experience working, coaching and consulting in higher education institutions, private & public healthcare organizations, STEM organizations, non-profit and federal health institutions.

• She has held numerous leadership positions for various organizations overseeing clinical and research operations and people management.

• She has worked with executives and senior administrators in healthcare, pharmaceuticals, and businesses across the country to identify organizational needs, discover better solutions, and implement the necessary strategies into practice.

• Her expertise also includes coaching executive healthcare leaders (deans, provosts, c-suite) and physician leaders who desire professional growth and development. Dr. Qadir employs a collaborative and results-oriented coaching style. She empowers her clients to identify their strengths, confront their challenges, and unlock their full potential. Through a combination of insightful questioning, active listening, and evidence-based methodologies, she helps individuals and teams achieve breakthrough performance and achieve their institutional or professional goals. 

• Dr. Qadir also has tremendous work experience in DEI. She is currently a board member in DEI for the Institute of Coaching (IOC), McLean, Affiliate of Harvard Medical School. 

• She is actively involved in research in the fields of healthcare leadership and academic medicine. She is actively publishing, involved in speaking engagements and producer of a leadership coaching podcasting show. 


• BS and PhD from Tulane University, and MBA from the George Washington University School of Business.

• Post-doctoral fellowship with the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

• Board-Certified Coach (BCC) and Trauma-Informed Professional Coach (TIPC)

• Certification in Public Health, Leadership and Management from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of

Public Health (CPH)

• Certification in Human Resources Management and Analytics: Unlock the Value of Human Capital

from Wharton University of Pennsylvania – Executive Education

Areas of Expertise:

Leadership Development, Executive Coaching, Strategic Planning, Team Development & Coaching, Conflict Resolution, Currated Content Development, Organization Development & Cultural Transformation, Career Transition Coaching, Trauma-Mitigation Coaching.

Certifications & Advanced Trainings:

Board Certified Coach (BCC)

Certified in Public Health, Leadership and Management

Certified in Human Resources Management & Analytics (HRM/A)

Certified in Trauma Mitigation Coaching (TMC)

Certified in Brain-Based Coaching (BBCC)

Leadership/Executive Benchmarks (360 Assessment) Certified

Hogan Assessment Certified 

Workplace Big Five Profile (WBFP) Assessment Certified

Firo-B Assessment Certified


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