D. Marlene Thomas has over 25 years of experience in leadership and executive coaching, organizational development and project management.
Her coaching and consulting practice is dedicated to supporting individual employees and leaders as they build productive partnerships, teams and workplaces. Her areas of coaching specialty include leadership and executive development, career transition, personal and team effectiveness, and coach mentoring.
As a Professional Certified Coach (PCC), Marlene believes that coaches are facilitators of positive change, and that coaching helps people live their full potential by tapping into their inner resources. Marlene believes coaching focuses on deepening the client’s awareness and then helping them move into action. This coach/client engagement is a collaboration where the client is willing to do some homework to achieve his or her specific objectives. Marlene believes three words best describe her coaching style -- authentic, engaging, curious. She has been featured in magazine articles discussing coaching to achieve work/life balance.
Marlene has worked with public and private sector clients and partners. She worked with individuals and teams in both for-profit and non-profit settings including charitable associations, government, technology and health care. Her clients include but are not limited to, the United Negro College Fund, So Other’s May Eat, executive cabinet members of a city Mayor, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Computer Science Corporation, and a host of other organizations.
Marlene serves as Membership Director of the Metro DC Chapter of the International Coach Federation (ICF). She is an active member and volunteer leader for the Association for Talent Development (ATD), and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Marlene is a former Senior Executive with over 25 years of demonstrated management of complex systems in Federal, State and local organizations.
Ms. Thomas holds a Master’s Degree in Management from the University of Maryland, as well as certificates in management from Harvard University and the Federal Executive Institute (FEI).
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