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Gretchen Pisano, MAPP

Gretchen Pisano is the co-founder and CEO of the Coaching Center for Excellence, an executive coaching practice with a global clientele. Ms. Pisano has 18 years of experience developing sound business strategy, and specializes in the development of human potential across the personal/professional spectrum of life. Ms. Pisano brings significant consulting, teaching and coaching experience in the areas of strategic planning and insight, accelerated leadership skills, executive presence, heightened self-awareness, social intelligence, pro-active well-being, and resiliency. Ms. Pisano’s clients learn how to leave their mark on the world, in the process finding the “sweet spot” overlap of their strengths, their passions, and what others value. Whether entrepreneurs or leaders of an executive team of a multi-national organization, her clients are left with a deep sense of self and a personalized, compelling, vision in common. Ms. Pisano has worked with senior leaders, executive teams and emerging talent in the fields of technology, consumer packaged goods, pharmaceuticals, public relations and finance. In the social benefit sector, she has worked in the areas of Federal and state health and human services and ocean conservancy. In the public sector she has engaged with leadership in the World Bank, Army and Air National Guard and the U.S. Air Force. Ms. Pisano has earned her Professional Certified Coach (PCC) designation from the International Coach Federation, and her Master Coach Certification from Martha Beck, Inc. She has a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, and a BS in Business from the University of Southern California. She has been trained by The Grove in visual facilitation and practiced as an international graphic facilitator for seven years. Ms. Pisano is a qualified provider of Gallup’s Strength Based Leadership assessment, the VIA Pro: Character Strengths assessment, and a certified coach in The Leadership Circle Profile™ 360 assessment tool. In addition to her work with the Coaching Center for Excellence, Ms. Pisano heads Sounding Board Ink, a strategy consulting group with a global practice, and is a member of the teaching faculty with Martha Beck Inc. and the Business Learning Institute. Ms. Pisano makes her home in Maryland, with her husband and their three children.

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