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Lee Ann Wurster-Naefe
Leadership Coach & Facilitator


“Laughter and humor are critical to success in leadership and life.” 

Lee Ann Wurster-Naefe, is a seasoned leader and ICF-certified professional coach (PCC) with 30+ years of experience as an entrepreneur and business owner, corporate human resources manager and educator. She is passionate about coaching and has witnessed first-hand the transformational change it makes in individuals, teams, and organizations.  With Organization Development experience, as an internal and external consultant and coach, she has partnered successfully with executive leaders across business, government, and non-profits, on a variety of challenges including leading change and complexity, building high-performance teams, and improving workplace culture.

Lee Ann launched her coaching and consulting practice in 2003, after 16 years in corporate Human Resources. In the HR role, she was a strategic business partner to executive leaders and led a staff that provided full-service HR solutions from talent acquisition to workforce engagement and culture improvement.  As an OD Consultant, she has done soup to nuts in organizational change efforts – from a simple team retreat or series of workshops to a large-scale, multi-year re-engineering effort in a federal agency.

Lee Ann is a practical coach with a systems-thinking perspective.  She likes taking key management and leadership frameworks and tools and making tactical application for leaders.  She believes that change and transformation require awareness, engagement, and practice with both the mind and body – giving leaders access to their intellectual, emotional, and physical intelligence while also building resilience.  Lee Ann brings a sense of humor, candor, and authentic presence to the work of leadership, and helps people take new actions to achieve their vision and results.


  • 30+ years of experience in leadership development and coaching – working one-on-one, with teams, and facilitating and directing leadership cohort programs.
  • International Coach Federation Professional Certified Coach (PCC).
  • Program Director for the Executive Certificate in Leadership Coaching at Georgetown University’s Institute for Transformational Leadership.
  • Four successful and enjoyable careers in health care, corporate human resources, academia and as a solopreneur.
  • Sweet spots include coaching leaders during periods of transition, leadership presence and communication, emotional intelligence, and building high-performing teams.

Education, Training and Certifications

  • Executive Certificate in Leadership Coaching (Georgetown University)
  • Certificate in Organization Development (Georgetown University)
  • Certified Somatic Coach (Strozzi Institute)
  • Certified in the Leadership Circle Profile 360
  • MBA (Frostburg State University)


  • Enjoys biking and hiking the C & O Canal and vacationing on the Outer Banks of North Carolina with her husband, Randy
  • Avid reader who loves a good bookstore or library
  • Major golf and baseball fan

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