Leanne Cusumano Roque
Leadership Coach

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“The heart of growth is the willingness to learn. Learning happens when we hold space to be curious about ourselves, about others, and about the world, without judgment and with discernment and an open heart.”

Leanne Cusumano Roque supports successful organizations and individuals who want to make a difference and are ready to make conscious choices, with a sense of well-being. Leanne specializes in executive and team coaching, facilitation, strategic planning, and effective meetings for scientists, executives, and attorneys. Her clients are involved in international, multi-cultural, or cross-disciplinary work focused on complex matters that require the ability to bring together diverse parts to create a unified whole. 

Clients come to Leanne wanting to take performance to the next level. Examples include resolving conflict to improve team effectiveness, increasing influence with a supervisor, and recreating the ability to laugh. Her clients report results that include improved team relations, increased influence in their leadership circle, and the ability to relax.


  • 18+ years, Executive Coach, Facilitator, CEO / Owner 
  • 10 years, Legal Counsel (litigation, public health, outreach, oversight)
  • 18 years, Accounting Manager (environmental product manufacturing)
  • 2016 Gold-Level Healthy Workplace, Reston, VA Chamber of Commerce
  • 2013 Global Coaching Leadership Award, World Coaching Congress, Mumbai, India 
  • Silver Book Award for Live Light: Simple Steps, Independent Publisher Book Awards, New York, NY
  • Director’s Award, Management Excellence, U.S. National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General
  • Secretary’s Award for Distinguished Service, U.S. Food & Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation & Research, Rockville, MD

Education, Training and Certifications

  • Juris Doctorate, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA
  • Bachelor of Arts, International Affairs Politics, with a Secondary Field in Spanish Language and Literature, George Washington University, Washington, DC
  • Environmental Justice, University of East Anglia
  • Bar License, State of Maryland, District of Columbia (currently inactive; in good standing) 
  • Graduate of the Federal Executive Institute’s Leadership for a Democratic Society Program 288
  • Certified Positive Intelligence Coach (CPQC)
  • International Coaching Federation Professional Certified Coach (PCC) 
  • ICF Certified Mentor Coach, International Coaching Federation
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Certificate, University of South Florida
  • Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher; Certified Yoga Therapist, International Association of Yoga Therapists
  • Certified Success Unlimited Network® Coach, ICF ACTP Success Unlimited Network® LLC (SUN)
  • Assessment Certifications: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, 360 Debriefer, U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Korn Ferry Leadership Solution Candidate Report, PDI Profilor 360, Strengths Deployment Inventory, Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument, Leadership Circle Profile 360


  • A daily practitioner of yoga and student of ancient texts 
  • Parent
  • Loves to walk and hike and travel around the world
  • Enjoys and prefers multicultural environments
  • Casual kayaker
  • (Re)Learning acoustic guitar

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