Angela Edwards

Senior Consultant

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Angela Edwards brings an experienced academic and practitioner’s view to leadership development and coaching. She has worked as an executive coach and organizational consultant across a wide range of industries, including government agencies. Angela has coached executives in Fortune 500 companies, various branches of government, military, and nonprofit sectors at various levels and stages of leadership. Her coaching approach draws from her understanding of leadership development, business processes, and creating the right environment for high performance.  

Background & Industry Experience

Prior to her career in leadership and coaching, Angela worked for over 20 years in the pharmaceutical, manufacturing, and retail industries in senior leadership roles. While serving as a regional sales director in pharmaceutical sales she was recognized and rewarded for her contributions to developing a leadership coaching culture, resulting in increased revenue and team collaboration. Angela has been an executive coach with The Center for Creative Leadership as well as taking on the role of Coaching Practice Leader, serving to advance CCL’s five coaching solutions: executive coaching, integrated coaching, team coaching, coaching skills development, and coaching cultures.  

 

Angela has provided subject matter expertise for coursework in Global Executive Coaching, Boundary Spanning Leadership, and Organizational Diversity and Inclusion. She has been involved in the design, development, and facilitation of Academic Coaching for Universities and Community Colleges. Dr. Edwards was also part of the team that facilitated “Leading Through Change” during a major change initiative at the NSA. Angela is a certified coach with the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and has also designed and facilitated ICF accredited coaching skills programs. Angela’s latest project has been co-designing a program called Every Conversation Matters (ECM). ECM is a program designed to be simple and effective at helping others master the art of conversation, slow down the mental storytelling, and listen to our inner narrative.  

Coaching Approach

Angela’s approach to leadership development and coaching has been based on both 25 years of leadership experiences in combination with her academic studies and research. Both involve a partnership, and through effective discovery, conversation, and curiosity we find a way to unleash a person, team or organization’s potential.  

Relevant Assignments

  • Executive Coaching – Senior Executives of oil and gas company. Focus: Leading fast growth, organizational change, and people development.  
  • Executive Coaching – Senior Engineers of global infrastructure consulting firm. Focus: Leading strategically during constant change in a global context.  
  • Coaching Skills — Five-day program focused on building coaching skills of leaders or those interested in ICF accreditation. 
  • Design Work – Every Conversation Matters. Designed an eight-hour program to unlock critical communication skills, accelerate connection and drive performance and development.  
  • DEI Facilitation – Center for Creative Leadership. Facilitated training sessions with executive coaches to address DEI topics/challenges in coaching sessions.  
  • Strategic Planning – El Paso County Senior Leaders. Strategic planning session with city officials to gain direction, alignment and commitment.  
  • Instructional Design – University of the Rockies Global Leadership Master’s Program. Design of two graduate level courses: Cross-Cultural Coaching and Personal Development.  
  • Cross-cultural Development – USDA International Services Needs Assessment & Delivery. Focus on effective interactions at the U.S./Mexico and U.S./Canada borders 

Assessments

Selected assessment certifications and qualifications: CCL’s Benchmarks 360 assessment suite, Change Navigator, Conflict Dynamics Profile, Hogan Assessments, MBTI, FIRO-B, EQ-I 2.0, Influence Style Indicator, WorkPlace Assessment Suite. 

Education & Professional Affiliations

  • Ph.D. in Organizational Development and Leadership 
  • M.A. degree in Leadership Studies 
  • B.A. in Management Systems and Personnel, minor Psychology 
  • ICF Associate Certified Coach 
  • Member of the Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research 
  • Executive Coach at the Center for Creative Leadership