Bette George, MS
Leadership coach and author, Bette George, is the “coach of choice” for senior executives and those navigating transitions such as promotion to a new position, job or career change, moving towards retirement and embracing life’s passages. Known for her groundbreaking diversity work, Bette has consulted with organizations nationwide to develop and implement strategies to create inclusive, respectful and productive work environments. She is co-author of two books: A Practical Guide to Working with Diversity and Honoring Boundaries: Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace.
As a leadership coach, she combines her organization development experience with a new appreciation for the power and potential of purposeful conversation that helps her clients embrace the conflicting demands, emotions, and challenges in a workplace and world that require extraordinary presence. Her special expertise is partnering with her clients to bring forth their best gifts— courageously, creatively, and productively.
Bette has developed a pragmatic, outcome-based approach to coaching that builds on the natural strengths of the leaders with whom she works. Within the framework of appreciative inquiry, Bette’s clients embark on a journey of self-discovery that is both developmental and transformational. She encourages strategic thinking while creating a vision and plan for the future based on personal and organizational goals.
Bette’s clients include: The Mitre Corporation, Seimens, Syngenta, Deloitte Consulting, Miles and Stockbridge, American Institute of Architects, American Dental Education Association, National Institutes of Health, California Dental Association, The Intelligence Community, Unisys, USAID, SEIU, GMMB, Provide, and Women in Technology.
Bette holds a Master of Science degree in Organization Development from The American University/NTL Institute and a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from the University of Virginia. She is a graduate of the Georgetown University Leadership Coaching Program and serves on the faculty of that program.