Makeda specializes in the executive coaching and professional development of leaders and individual contributors. As a former Executive HR leader, Makeda has several years of experience 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 emerging leaders to assume critical roles and to lead productive teams. Makeda holds a M.S. degree in Human Resources Development from Villanova University and a B.S. degree in Business Management from the Pennsylvania State University. She also holds certifications as a Certified Professional Coach (iPEC), Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner (iPEC), and as a Qualified Administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory. Makeda is an active member of several business and people strategy associations including the Philadelphia Society of People and Strategy (PSPS) and the Association of Talent Development (ATD). She also sits on the Boards of KenCrest Services and International Coach Federation (ICF) Philadelphia Chapter. Coaching Philosophy: 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 is trained in Energy Leadership Coaching, a methodology that positively influences and supports constructive change in individual perspectives, emotional reactions, and behavior patterns of leaders, employees, and organizations.