Lee Ann Wurster-Naefe, PCC
Executive Leadership Coach and Organizational Consultant
Lee Ann Wurster-Naefe is an executive coach, organizational consultant and instructor. She has 25 years of management experience in first-line through senior level leadership positions in health care, insurance/financial services, education and the federal government. With an expertise in human resources and organization development, she is skilled in consulting with senior leaders regarding strategic change initiatives, employee relations, performance management and leadership development. Her clients include leaders and teams in business and government; including NASA, the National Institutes of Health, Securities and Exchange Commission, the Food and Drug Administration, FDIC, Arlington County Government, Fannie Mae, State Farm Insurance Companies and Capital One.
Lee Ann uses a collaborative approach when consulting with clients to identify issues and opportunities and develop action plans so that the leader and organization build capacity and improve their effectiveness and results. As an instructor and facilitator, she leads workshops, planning retreats and professional training classes on topics such as Leadership and Conversation, Leadership Presence and Coaching Skills for Managers.
Lee Ann’s philosophy and practice as coach is based on the fundamental belief that people are innately resourceful, resilient and wise. She incorporates somatics into her coaching and focuses on the leader in the context of the organizational system and their life. She partners with the leader to examine who they want to be or are becoming, compares it to how they and other people see them and develops an action plan to bridge this gap and increase their capacity to meet new challenges. She helps the leader develop new insights into their values, skills, thinking and behaviors as the leverage for personal growth/development and organizational change. She does this with a robust, high-energy style and uses a combination of candor, humor, support and challenge to help the leader take new actions and sustain their learning.
Lee Ann has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Frostburg State University and Certificates in Leadership Coaching and Organization Development from Georgetown University. She is a Professional Certified Coach (ICF) and Certified Somatic Coach™ through the Strozzi Institute. Lee Ann is Co-Director and Learning Circle Advisor for the Leadership Coaching Certificate Program at Georgetown University. She is also a qualified Myers-Briggs Administrator and certified in the Leadership Circle Profile™.