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Six Domains of Leadership™ Model Coaching

 

Our Delta Leadership Coaches use the Six Domains of Leadership Model to take a deep dive in helping address the issues you face.

The Six Domains of Leadership Survey (SDLS) is based on the Six Domains of Leadership Model, an approach that views leadership as six interrelated areas of action, each with its own effect on those being led. The SDLS asks leaders as well as teammates, supervisors, peers, and direct reports to rate how often they interact with, or see leadership actions in each domain.

Brian has over fifteen years of diverse professional experience spanning multiple industries, and earned his MBA from Duke University. With a wide array of experiences domestically and abroad, he developed an innovative understanding of professional development and an ability to recognize and cultivate potential in others. Brian is a professionally certified coach who helps leaders develop the skills, knowledge, and abilities to build and lead effective teams, transition between roles, manage up, down, and peers, and cultivate a mindset of growth. In coaching, Brian draws from values-based leadership constructs, academic models, positive psychology, and other communication tools/frameworks to organically maximize the potential of his clients and partners. Brian has always made it his mission to pay it forward, using his experience to help others achieve their goals. He realized early on in his professional journey that there is more than one way to find “success,” and draws on his journey to facilitate an innovative growth process for leaders and clients.
MEL ASBURY

SPHR, BCC

Mel Asbury, SPHR, is President of Asbury Consulting LLC, an HR consulting and training firm based in Greensboro, NC. With 30+ years of human resources experience, Asbury has held senior HR leadership positions in a broad array of industries, from biotech to telecommunications, including Glaxo SmithKline, Exxon Mobil, IBM, Novant Health and others. Several of the firms in which he led the HR function achieved national and state recognition from “Working Mothers Magazine” and “Best Places to Work” Institute. Having worked with all levels of employees and management, Asbury has designed and delivered competency based executive education and professional development programs throughout the U.S. and internationally. He has served as an associate consultant with Duke University’s DELTA Program, Vyner-Brooks Associates, and Learning Technologies Inc. Asbury has also taught at Purdue University and Southern University as an adjunct instructor. 

Experienced Executive Coach with a demonstrated history of working with all levels of senior leadership using a proven process to ensure results. Strong relationship based manager skilled in AG and Turf Equipment, Market Research, Business Growth and Development, Marketing Strategy, and Sales Management.

Sharing in her clients’ success is Vickie Bevenour’s greatest pleasure and the bottom line of her business. Business leaders measure success with their business numbers and acomplishments; coaches measure sucess on the business accomplishments of their clients. As a coach, Vickie’s strength is her savvy business acumen. She is supportive in an unobstrusive way, with insights that open her clients up to themselves. You information is always held confidentially, ensuring you the utmost privacy and a safe place to discuss career issues.

Vickie’s quest is to get the results her clients want and to help them realize their inner potential for unlimited success. Business professionals, especially today, need to build teams that celebrate their strengths, meet their needs and embrace their values. Once a workforce is operating in this space, positive creativity and phenomenal results begin to emerge, and the future is filled with possibilities.

SYLVIA BLACK

PhD, MBA, BCC

Dr. Black has held faculty positions at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical University where she taught undergraduate and MBA courses in strategic management, international business, and strategic innovation. At Kenan-Flagler she also taught an MBA elective in international strategic alliances and an MBA elective focusing on doing business in Africa. In addition, Dr. Black taught strategic management to mid level managers in the United States Postal Service’s Advanced Leadership Program from 1999 to 2006. Dr. Black has held industry positions in both operations management and finance.
For more than a decade, I have coached Duke MBAs and participants in the Duke Leadership Program to develop and apply leadership skills using Duke’s Six Domains of Leadership Model, a comprehensive and very practical approach to leadership. These students and program participants arrive to the program with robust, global work experience, and often many years of leadership. Through teaching and coaching, they all leave with powerful perspective on leadership that can be put into practice in any work involving people.
Angela currently coaches CEO’s and senior level executives from around the world who are enrolled in Duke University’s Global Executive MBA program on Relational Leadership principles and application. She takes her leadership principles and proven methodologies around the world equipping leaders how build high performing, collaborative and “sold out to the mission” teams. Her work focuses on giving people the tools, confidence and inspiration they need to imagine what’s possible and discover their leadership impact through the power of relational leadership.

Amy Burkhalter is an expert in executive and team behavior change. With a Master’s degree in Counseling and Psychological services from Saint Mary’s University in Minnesota, she has more than twenty years of experience facilitating team development, leadership development and professional skill development through psychological assessment, executive coaching, and team training. She has additional qualifications to facilitate Critical Incident Stress Debriefing for employers whose employees have experienced a trauma in the workplace. Amy is affiliated with the Family Firm Institute and works with family businesses to align new processes and management structures with the new needs of the business when they are in transition.  Amy has special expertise in helping people work effectively across differences of personality, culture, religion, or gender. She grew up as an American in India, worked in Japan for three years, and has worked effectively with people from many cultures.

Sandra is the President of L2T Global Consulting, LLC (L2T), an executive leadership, career coaching and training firm certified as a Women-Owned Small Business. She coaches executives from various backgrounds in areas of leadership development, career exploration and change management. Sandra builds trust and partners with high potential professionals and leadership teams to drive positive transitions and transformations to help clients achieve targeted results and operate at their best in today’s competitive and global markets.


Sandra coaches and delivers training either in English or Spanish while also speaking French. She is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) with a Leadership Coaching Certification from Georgetown University. Sandra is certified to interpret
the Six Domains of Leadership Survey (SDLS), an online 360° leadership assessment tool that gathers data on perceptions of a leader from a variety of perspectives. She uses the survey results to help individuals enhance their leadership skills, and their interactions with supervisors, peers, and direct reports.

Mark helps clients who are at a career crossroads to gain clarity and insight into their talents, priorities, and career options. He partners with them to define a personal vision for their future and to create actionable strategies for becoming the next great version of themselves. He has coached more than 300 high-performing professionals at every phase of work life to achieve greater career satisfaction, growth, and success as their true, authentic selves to his coaching engagements more than 40 years of leadership experience in the military, government consulting, and management of information technology. He is committed to helping others to develop their talents and achieve greater success and satisfaction through coaching, mentoring, and leadership. He is a Professional Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation.

I graduated from North Carolina State University Business’ Coaching Program in 2016 and was awarded her Professional Certified Coach (PCC) from the International Coaching Association in 2020. This credentialing assures recognized training and experience in the coaching field and over 900 hours of coaching.

My coaching practice is centered on the challenges facing leaders in the 9-5 world. My clients benefit from my personal experience as a leader, manager, director, and many hours spent as a dedicated business coach. As a result of working with clients they learn to define goals clearly, recognize their challenges, leverage their strengths and become aware of blind spots while confidently formulating a path forward.

James (Jim) Emery is a Faculty Director for Fuqua’s Client Consulting Practicum and an Adjunct Professor in the Management and Organizations department at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. His leadership research focuses on loyalty, trust and inspiration in leader-follower relationships and how educational experiences affect leadership development. Jim is part of an interdisciplinary research team funded by a grant from the Department of Veterans Affairs to explore how to improve team work in patient care processes. He has also provided executive education and leadership coaching to for-profit corporations, non-profit organizations and government agencies over the past eight years. Jim received his PhD and MBA in Business Administration from the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University.

Rodney Evans is a pioneer in adaptive organization design and the future of work. With 20 years’ experience in all things transformation, she’s researched, developed, and taught new ways of working in dozens of complex environments—including Airbnb, Macy’s, GE, Cooper Hewitt Museum, Intuit, and Johnson & Johnson—to slay bureaucracy, unleash talent, and modernize traditional workplaces and practices.

She draws her expertise—on strategy, leadership, and adaptiveness—from various former roles at KPMG Consulting, Deutsche Bank, as principal of her own consultancy (acquired), and Chief Innovation Officer of McChrystal Group. Today, Rodney is Partner at The Ready, a self-managed change agency helping companies of every shape and size discover better ways of working

Beyond consulting, Rodney regularly teaches and speaks about such topics as cultivating self-awareness, creating a team of teams, designing for self-management, and navigating a working world designed by and for men. She co-hosts the podcast “Brave New Work” to empower people with the principles and practices needed to get change rolling. She believes the future of work is now and that new approaches to old problems are key to our survival as a species.

Rodney lives in Durham, North Carolina, with her husband, Ed, and dogs, Banjo and Rosie.

An Executive Coach for the past twenty-five-years and is the Managing Partner at You Can Lead, LLC, a Florida based firm, specializing in leadership, organization, and team development and executive coaching. He has worked with executives, directors and managers in a wide variety of industries, ranging from Pharmaceuticals to Investment Banking, MD’s and Ph.D.’s, Publishing and Telecommunications. He has worked with clients all over the globe.

He is also adjunct faculty at Duke University Fuqua School of Business in multiple leadership programs, as well as adjunct faculty at the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, NC. He is also one of the initial coaches at the CreatingWe Institute in New York.

 

I encourage authenticity in my clients. I believe this facilitates their exploration and commitment to discovering their deepest potential as leaders. I help them acknowledge the choices they have in how they lead. My approach is based on listening carefully for embedded assumptions and unique opportunities for choice. I commit to being authentic and transparent as well to model the same curiosity I ask of them. I believe in an evidence-based approach to coaching, using tools that support the creation of positive change that can be documented.

Rich Holcomb is a seasoned senior leader and coach. He recently retired from a 43-year military and federal service career dedicated to service to our Nation that included US Army infantryman, chief financial officer for a cabinet level federal agency, chief financial officer for the US Army’s largest command, and civilian deputy to the commander for a three-star general officer special operations command.

Rich is an Associate Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation and is a Six Domains of Leadership Model™ (SDLM) certified coach. He has coached emerging Department of Defense senior leaders for the last six years with great success across the spectrum of challenges leaders face including work-life balance, self-confidence, assertiveness, individual/organizational well-being, and team building.

Rich is now focused on time with his Family, sustaining and strengthening his well-being, and helping people. Rich believes our values are foundational to who we are and are powerful tools in tackling and meeting our most difficult challenges. As he fulfills his commitment to help people, Rich is passionate about leveraging client values and the SDLM™ framework to dig deep and create a more meaningful life.

Brenda, a certified executive coach with Delta Leadership, Inc. in the Six Domains of Leadership Model, Duke’s executive MBA programs. Building on her executive coaching experience, including years of facilitating leadership development, team building, change management for universities, Fortune 500 corporations including Rolls-Royce, North Carolina Central University, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, City of Raleigh, just to name a few.

She is certified in the use of several 360°-feedback tools, personal assessments. She has been an executive coach for more than 25-years certified through North Carolina State University. She also brings experience in the areas of human resources management, public policy and teaching public speaking at Durham Technical community college.

SHARON HULL​

MD, MPH, ACC

Dr. Hull holds a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential from and is a member in good standing of the International Coach Federation. She is a Certified Professional Coach trained in the North Carolina State University Business and Professional Coaching Program. In addition, she has completed formal executive coach training from and serves as an Affiliate Coach with the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), a world-renowned executive coaching and leadership firm based in Greensboro, NC. She has been formally trained to use the Benchmarks Assessment Suite of 360 Evaluation tools offered by the Center for Creative Leadership. She is certified to administer and interpret the Workplace Big 5 Profile, a workplace-focused personality inventory developed by Paradigm Personality Laboratories. In addition to these assessment tools, she is a certified Myers-Briggs Type Inventory Practitioner, trained and certified by CPP, the home of that instrument.

Nancy is an executive coach with Delta Leadership, a leadership solutions partner for the Center for Creative Leadership and holds adjunct faculty status at High Point University as the Director of the Leadership Fellows Program.

She is certified to administer and interpret the Delta Leadership Six Domains of Leadership Survey.
With over 25 years of experience in leadership education and executive development, Nancy has served as lead trainer and co-facilitator in both custom and open enrollment programs for Delta Leadership, Center for Creative Leadership, and Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and Divinity School. Nancy is a retired executive of the USPS following a career that included managing the development and assessment of all training and leadership development programs, management of the Employee Assistance Program and her most recent appointment as the Manager, HR Shared Service Center which provides personnel transactional services for all postal employees. Following her retirement from USPS, she served as the Senior Director, Learning Experiences and Constituency Development in Leadership Education at the Duke Divinity School, Duke University for four years.

Her leadership and faculty background includes higher education, health care, executive education, and government at the city and national levels.

Jim Jubelirer’s mission is to help leaders improve their business performance and personal satisfaction. Jim shares his insights with various audiences about cultivating leadership and business excellence, motivating people to achieve breakthrough results. He is known for his good humor, endless curiosity, empathic listening, helpful questioning, and useful advice.

Jim is one of only 150 Certified Gazelles Coaches worldwide, trained to deliver the most popular and potent coaching framework for growing companies based on the book Mastering the Rockefeller Habits. The latest Gazelles book, Scaling Up, leverages the experiences of more than 2,000 companies that have implemented these best practices to achieve remarkable results. Jim is also an Executive Coach at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

Eric’s coaching approach is based on real life experience and is focused on results. His objective is to discover and employ his clients’ core abilities and values and utilize them in setting and achieving their organization’s goals. Central to his approach is the inherent value of the people in the organization. As a result, Eric’s clients achieve their goals while maintaining and growing a positive work climate for the people in the organization. This is the most durable business value that an organization can have. Eric’s style is customized to each client and is a blending of Co-Active Coaching, GROW Coaching, Tilt Coaching, Mentoring, and Business Coaching. Eric’s first basis for his relationship with his clients is honesty and he is often is put in the role of a “truth teller” to people who are hungry for straight talk. The second basis for the coaching relationship is mutual trust with his clients, and the third is Eric’s highest personal value: enabling positive change for others.
Joe has over 46 years of leading, leadership consulting and teaching in the military, government and non- governmental organizations, and academic institutions. He is a parachutist and Army Ranger with numerous command and staff assignments in both the Federal Republic of Germany, and the Continental United States. He served for 13 years on the faculty of the United States Military Academy, to include service as the Deputy Head of the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership and the Director (Dean) of the Academy’s Graduate Program, the Eisenhower Fellowship. Additionally, he served for 3- years as a special project officer for the Chief of Staff of the US Army on an Army Cultural Transformation Initiative. Since retirement, Joe has served as a Professor of the Practice of Management at the Fuqua School of Business, teaching leadership in the daytime MBA, executive MBA, and the Advanced Management programs; and as a Visiting Professor, Sanford School of Public Policy, and also serving as a scholar in the Coach K Center on Leadership and Ethics, and as the faculty advisor to the Coach K Fellows Program. He has done leadership education and consulting work with the US Army and US Army Special Operations, the US Air Force, the CIA, hospital systems at Vanderbilt Johns Hopkins and the Texas Medical system, and a number of Fortune 500 organizations.
Chris Long is an Associate Professor of Management, the Paul Naughton Research Fellow, and the Director of the Executive-in-Residence Program, at The Peter J. Tobin College of Business at St. John’s University in New York. In his award-winning research, he examines the actions that leaders take within complex and dynamic business environments. His work is aimed at helping leaders understand how to leverage their personal capabilities and optimize their efforts to achieve a wide range of performance objectives. He has extensive experience consulting with multi-national corporations on issues of leadership, organizational design, and organizational change.
President of Creative Knowing Consultancy. She is certified to administer and interpret the Delta Leadership Six Domains of Leadership Survey. She is an authorized trainer in Genuine Contact processes for change and the Psych-K process for transformation. She is certified in the use of several 360-feedback tools, personal assessments and simulations. Emily brings over 16 years of organization development, leadership development, change management and organizational effectiveness to her consulting work. She also brings experience in the areas of marketing, human resources management and finance . She has worked for several Fortune 500 corporations including Nortel Networks, Sara Lee and Georgia-Pacific Corporation. She also worked for a start-up technology company.

Orit Ramler Szulik brings a wealth of professional experience to her activities as a coach, trainer, and consultant. A seasoned leader, manager, educator and fundraiser in both business and the not-for-profit sector, Orit is also a trained Learning Specialist and Certified Coach. This background informs and enriches her coaching in many ways, making her a true catalyst for authentic and meaningful change.

Donna has held executive positions in large corporations as well as being president of her own consulting firm. Donna was Director of Executive Development at Pfizer Inc, one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies. She was also Academic Director at Duke Corporate Education and Director of Executive Education and Development, Worldwide Human Resources at GlaxoSmithKline. She has held adjunct positions at Duke Corporate Education and the Center for Creative Leadership, working with executives from Fortune 100 global companies.
A former Army officer and veteran, Adam Schmidt is a Profesional Certified Coach by the International Coaching Federation. He holds certificates in leadership coaching and facilitation from Georgetown University and is certified in several areas including the SLDS, Lean Six Sigma, Project Management Profesional, and the Leadership Circle Profile. As the owner and founder of Smart Summit Coaching, Adam conceptualized, structured, and launched a successful veteran-owned leadership development company that partners with clients in thought-provoking and creative processes that inspire them to maximize and unlock their potential.  
 
Adam’s coaching style is shaped by the fundamentals of ICF Professional Coaching – powerful questioning, authentic listening, accountability, and being fully present for clients. His responsibility is to guide individuals and teams to overcome obstacles – both real and perceived. To do so, he enables and pushes clients to explore their strengths and weaknesses, make distinctions about their origins, and experiment with sustainable ways to leverage their organic offerings and opportunities to improve. Adam’s goal for each client is to expand their self-awareness while developing skill sets and behaviors that will allow them to meet their goals.

Dr. Shaw, a leadership and self-development coach for 20 years, has extensive expertise in executive coaching. She supports the self-exploration necessary to develop and create values-driven behavior change in the leader and those they lead. Professional coaching is always personal with a general focus on improving performance and increasing overall satisfaction. She works locally and internationally with clients up through the C-suite, as well as physicians, and professionals. She is a Master Certified Coach (MCC), the highest designation awarded by the International Coach Federation. Her doctorate is in Clinical Psychology. Additionally she is an instructor of coaching, and mentors new as well as experienced coaches. Dr. Shaw is an executive coach with Delta Leadership, Inc.

Sanyin helps leaders launch and create value by focusing on mindset, behavioral change, and team and culture building. Sanyin is a CEO Coach, Author, and the Executive Director of the Fuqua/Coach K Center on Leadership & Ethics (COLE) at Duke University.

Sanyin coaches C-suite executives.  She is an advisor for GV (former Google Ventures), Duke Corporate Education, and the Sports Innovation Lab. Her thought leadership has appeared in Forbes, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, and CNN. She has more than 850,000 LinkedIn followers. She is a LinkedIn 2017 Top 10 Influencer and a 2018 Thinkers50 On the Radar. She is in the original cohort of Marshall Goldsmith’s 100 Coaches.

Mr. Solera is a certified coach through Delta Leadership Inc. in the Six Domains of Leadership model. He has been coaching through Delta Leadership with the Duke Leadership Program (DLP) since 2009, as well as Duke’s executive MBA programs. Building on his executive experience, including three years leading leadership development at Intel Corporation, Mr. Solera assists his clients in understanding their 360° assessment and developing leadership development and change initiative plans. He has been in the staff of various Wood Badge courses, the Boy Scouts of America top leadership development program for adult leaders, and has taught leadership classes at Cornell University and two chapters of the Project Management Institute.
Jane is the founder of JSK Leadership, Coaching for Business Results. She brings decades of corporate business advisory experience and recently served as Managing Director at Duke Corporate Education where she was responsible for Duke CE’s China market entry strategy, as well as designing and delivering programs for a portfolio of global clients. Jane frequently coaches executives, bringing her business and development experience to these individuals. Previously, she spent 16 years in Europe, firstly in Finance in Eastern Europe and lastly at INSEAD as Director of Company Specific Programmes within Executive Education. Prior to INSEAD, Jane spent 13 years in the financial industry: six on Wall Street with JP Morgan investment banking in New York City and then with Bankers Trust running their Czech and Slovak businesses from Prague.

Jamey Stowell is a professional leadership coach, strategy consultant, and group facilitator. Jamey served in a variety of leadership roles at Georgetown University, African Leadership University, and INSEAD, designing academic and professional development curricula with some of the top strategy and business professors in the world. He is part of an elite group of facilitators who lead the renowned Interpersonal Dynamics course in the Stanford MBA program, and is a certified executive coach in the Six Domains of Leadership model used by Delta Leadership Inc. and the Duke Fuqua School of Business. Jamey is also a founding partner of Netcito, a thriving group of impactful entrepreneurs. He is a devoted father of three boys, avid mountain biker, traveler, and erstwhile climber with a keen love for adventuring outdoors with friends.

Abby brings over 30 years of corporate experience from IBM and Lenovo, as well as recent hands-on entrepreneurial experience to her business coaching work. She has held corporate positions in line management and staff leadership in Finance, Pricing, Business Strategy, Re-engineering, Operations, Marketing, Sales Support and Advertising. She has often been charged with leading cross-functional teams to establish new approaches to business challenges at global and regional levels. After retiring from Lenovo she launched a specialty candy business based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina – Sweeten Creek Candy Company – which provided exclusive corporate gifts to her clients’ high value customers. She served as Sweeten Creek’s founder and chief for two and a half years. She is now principal of Zarkin Leadership, LLC, where she helps professionals and teams strengthen their leadership muscles at all levels of the organization.

Whether you’re looking for a coach for yourself, your team, or organization, we have the solution. Delta Leadership Certified Coaches bring the only tool that gets to the underlying beliefs driving your leadership.

Our Six Domains of Leadership™ Model and Survey, allows for on-demand, adaptive, and scalable coaching solutions for entire organizations with asynchronous coaching and ongoing workouts.

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