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Emma Kiendl
Leadership Coach & Facilitator


“Leaders are most effective when they understand how to apply their unique value in a way that is authentic and natural for them.  To do this, the leader must first be connected with their own self and know what makes them tick.  This inner connection is essential to working well with others in a real way in a complex, dynamic environment.”

Emma Kiendl’s motivation as a coach is to help leaders to liberate their potential, pursue their goals, and maximize their presence and actions for greatest impact in their organizations. Emma has an aptitude for helping leaders understand that the skills that have delivered them to a specific point in their professional life are not necessarily the same skills required for their evolving roles in their organizations. She works with leaders to help them discover and acquire new perspectives, adapt to the increasing complexity of their operating environments, and prepare for the next chapter in their lives.

In her work with her clients, Emma connects the inner way of being with the external doing for a congruent leadership presence and sustainable impact. Through coaching with Emma, leaders often feel more connected to what truly matters to them and are better able to communicate that to others, thereby motivating their teams and generating greater momentum towards organizational objectives and vision.

Her clients describe Emma as compassionate, direct, and deeply experienced as a coach. Emma values the uniqueness of each of her clients and creates space for personal conversations and creative explorations that foster organic change and transformation with greater ease.


  • 25 years-Experience coaching leaders across several industries; international development, technology, financial services, government agencies and associations, professional services, and non-profit enterprises
  • 25 years -Coaching, facilitating, and designing leadership development programs for emerging leaders, mid-level managers and senior leaders.
  • 15 years- Held multiple roles (Director, Faculty, Facilitator and Learning Circle Advisor) at Georgetown University’s Institute for Transformational Leadership
  • 7 years – World Bank Group Coaching Program. Coaching and developing the senior executive development of multi-national leaders

Education, Training and Certifications

  • Master’s in Human Development (The George Washington University)
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology (George Mason University)
  • Graduate Certificate in Leadership Coaching (The George Washington University)
  • International Coach Federation Associate Certified Coach (PCC)
  • Assessment Certifications: Leadership Circle Profile 360, Certified Action Learning Practitioner, Key Polarities Indicator Certification, International Coach Federation Assessor’s Training, 2015


  • Emma was born in Macclesfield, England.
  • She enjoys growing vegetables in her garden, making functional table pottery and cooking good food.

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