Who is Dana?

Coach, Consultant, Facilitator, & Small Business Owner


Dedicated to ongoing learning, growth, and achievement, I also enjoy my roles as Coach Trainer and Leadership Professor.

Dana L. Walden, MBA, PCC ICF

What are you aspiring to accomplish?

Behind my trademark question there are a solid belief that our aspirations are important and a strong orientation towards achievement.

Who am I?

Determination is one of my key personal values which, according to StrengthsFinder 2.0, explains why Achiever is at the top of my innate talents.

Relator and Learner come next so it is no wonder that I spend my time as a Coach, Consultant, and Facilitator developing relationships and settings that are conducive to learning, growth, and achievement.

Change is part of my story. Having pursued a career in International Human Resources and Professional Coaching, I have experienced corporate and academic working environments in Europe as well as the challenge of owning a small business.

How do I work?

My clients say that I am a trustworthy, reliable, and empathic partner. For me, it's the quality of the partnership that makes the collaboration a success.

Why this work?

Although I wear multiple hats, you will find in my career and activities a common theme of personal and professional development. As a self-directed learner, learning environments have always motivated me. Today I find contributing to the development and the success of others to be a rewarding and inspiring experience - a true win-win.

My Credentials:

○ Professional Certified Coach (PCC), International Coach Federation (www.coachfederation.org)

○ Accredited Practitioner of the Insights Discovery® psychometric assessment

○ Certified Analyst of the 360°Reach™ Personal Brand Survey (www.reachcc.com)

○ Certified Practitioner of the ESCI (Emotional & Social Competency Inventory) by Korn Ferry Hay Group

○ Certified Practitioner of the Korn Ferry Leadership Architect™ Suite of leadership competencies

○ Functional and regional Human Resources Leadership roles in multinational organizations in Europe

○ Professor of Leadership in the International Business Management program at the University of Applied Sciences (HEG) in Geneva

○ Owner of a small business

○ Master of Business Administration (MBA), Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas, USA

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