Makeda is an Executive Coach who dedicates herself to helping individual leaders as well as teams unleash their potential to create value and achieve results. She has helped individual contributors and leaders accelerate their ability to navigate their professional journey, embrace their authenticity and manage change.
Makeda believes that coaching is a powerful partnership that drives professional and personal growth for her clients. Clients find Makeda to be very insightful and inspiring. Her natural drive and appreciation of learning are reflected in the unwavering support she provides to her clients. Her formula for client success includes aligning purpose and values in a manner that drives results. Makeda’s approach to coaching is rooted in Energy Leadership which is a methodology that positively influences and supports constructive change in individual perspectives, emotional reactions, and behavior patterns of leaders, employees, and organizations.
For more than 20 years, Makeda has made people the focus of her career. Prior to coaching, she was an Executive Human Resources Leader with responsibility for developing and delivering talent strategies that maximize business results. Makeda advised and partnered directly with Senior Executives in R&D, Sales & Marketing, Manufacturing, and Corporate Functions (Finance, IT, Compliance, Strategy, HR, Legal) across global organizations in the Pharmaceutical, Technology and Food/Hospitality industries. She also served as the Global Succession Planning leader for a large, multi-national company. In this role, she facilitated the accelerated development required to ready diverse leadership talent to assume critical roles and to lead productive teams.
Niche Areas of Expertise
Executive Coaching & Assessment
Emerging Leader & Diverse Talent Development
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
New Leader Assimilation & On-Boarding
ACC, International Coach Federation (ICF)
Certified Professional Coach (CPC) - Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC)
Master Practitioner of Energy Leadership Index (ELI-MP)
Unconscious Bias Facilitator (CookRoss)
M.S., HR Development
The Pennsylvania State University