Marsha Hughes-Rease

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Marsha Hughes-Rease

Strategy Advisor, REI Council Member & Fellow, Institute of Coaching

Marsha Hughes-Rease has over 26 years of progressive leadership experience and over 10 years of experience coaching leaders at different levels in the federal government, higher education, healthcare, and multinational organizations. Her definition of executive coaching is “an experiential and individualized leader development process that builds a leader’s capability to achieve short- and long-term organizational goals. It is conducted through one-on-one and/or group interactions, driven by data from multiple perspectives, and based on mutual trust and respect.” Her coaching spans the gamut of helping clients realize how small positive changes in their behaviours can significantly improve their individual performance to actualizing an effective leadership presence that contributes to the achievement of higher performing teams, departments, and organization. Her executive coaching expertise is an integration of her progressive experiences in different leadership positions from front line manager to executive, her education and experiences as an organization development consultant, and an intense experiential and evidence based coaching program. Marsha has helped leaders and leadership teams realize their vision of increased leadership effectiveness, positively impacting business results, and creating organizational value. Her coaching is informed by the ICF code of ethics and the latest research in adult development, leadership development research, neuroscience, and organization development. Marsha has a graduate degree in Organization Development from Johns Hopkins University and a graduate degree in Nursing Administration from George Mason University. She is also a graduate of the Fielding Graduate University Evidence-based coaching program and is a professional certified coach (PCC) via the International Coaching Federation. She is a member of the International Leadership Association, International Coaching Federation, a Fellow, Institute of Coaching, and adjunct faculty in the Georgetown University Institute of Transformation Leadership program. Marsha lives in Northern Virginia with her husband and son.