Passionate Faculty

Our ICF-certified instructors, Chris and Sandi, are among the best coaching experts in the industry. They don't just teach coaching they are real-life coaches and have helped thousands of people change their lives.

Building on their 20 years of coaching experience in the government, non-profit and corporate sectors, Chris and Sandi will help you navigate real-life situations and teach you how to coach through common challenges.

Their high level of emotional intelligence, patience, and unique teaching strategies provide the insights you need to effectively coach others with confidence.

Executive Coaching, Executive Coach Christopher Brookfield

Christopher Brookfield

ICF Professional Certified Coach
15+ years of experience

Chris was trained and certified through The Coaches Institute, one of the oldest and most rigorous coaching schools in the country. He is an ICF, Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with over 15 years of experience coaching people and organizations. Chris served for three years on the Board of Directors of the Metro DC International Coaches and has lectured at the Darden School of Business.

A former entrepreneur and CEO, Chris Brookfield is currently a Principal and Executive Coach at Heidrick & Struggles. He holds a BA in psychology from Duke University and an MBA from Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.

Executive Coaching Faculty Sandi Stewart

Sandi Stewart

ICF Master Certified Coach
20+ years of experience

Sandi Stewart is an executive coach and consultant with over 20 years of organizational experience. She is a Master Certified Coach (MCC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF) with over 2,500 hours of coaching. Sandi has a BA in Psychology and French from Colgate University and an MBA from Columbia University. She was Adjunct Professor of Leadership Development for a Masters of Business program and a former manager with Johnson & Johnson, Hearst/ABC, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich and Ferrero, N.A. She serves on the ICF Independent Review Board and is the author of Building the Core Competencies of Change: A Guide to Coaching in Organizations.

Recent Publications and Professional Activities

  • Why You Need a Coach, Feds
    Podcast: FedUpward
    What can powerful coaching do for your organization? For you? Well, a lot. Sandi Stewart, an experienced and respected executive coach lays out what coaching is, how feds can benefit from coaching, and explains how creating a coaching practice within your agency or department might be the spark you need to reignite motivation and improve performance. 
  • Master Coach Collection Podcast Featuring Sandi Stewart
    Podcast: Master Coach Collection
    The Master Coach Collection is a series of interviews with the top credentialed coaches in the industry. In this interview, Sandi speaks about what makes coaching truly transformative and powerful. She shares her personal experience with the art of being heard and the art of deep exploration. She is interviewed by Gideon Culman, MCC.
  • Building the Competencies of Change: A Guide to Coaching in Organizations
    Book Availability: Sandi's book is available for purchase on Amazon
    This book is for coaches, aspiring coaches, leaders of talent management and executives to understand how to deploy coaching to achieve organizational objectives. The power of coaching as an impetus to organizational change, growth and strategy execution is explained with case histories and how to's. 
  • Differences in Personal and Executive Coaching
    Article: Featured in Library of Professional Coaching