Dr. Pamela Larde, a professor, coach, award-winning author, and business owner, is committed to engaging in the work of advancing the reach and commitment of the coaching profession to serve and build up heart-centered leaders around the world. Dr. Larde is intentional about integrating values of belonging, human dignity, justice and care for the whole person into every fiber of her work. As a dedicated member of the global community, Dr. Larde is committed to taking the lead in addressing compelling social issues through the Academy of Creative Coaching, which she founded in 2013. At this time, the Academy was among the first of black female owned ICF accredited coaching schools in the world.
Experience, Affiliations, and Scholarship
Strongly committed to education and research, Dr. Larde spent twelve years in student leadership development at the Claremont Colleges and Marquette University, eleven years as a professor of research at Mercer University's Tift College of Education, and is currently Associate Professor of Leadership for Anderson University's PhD Leadership Program. Dr. Larde is a certified coach and received training in suicide prevention, motivational interviewing, and substance abuse counseling. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, a master’s degree in College Student Affairs from Azusa Pacific University, and a Ph.D. in Leadership for the Advancement of Learning and Service from Cardinal Stritch University.
Her research focuses on race and gender equity, self-motivation, joy resilience, and posttraumatic growth. She is a member of the International Leadership Association, the International Association for Relationship Research, the National Association for Student Personnel Administrators, the American College Personnel Association, and is a board member of the National Incarceration Association. Recent and key publications and presentations include:
Dr. Larde has remained committed to serving the community through initiatives such as working with Morris Brown College as a partner in their successful, unprecedented re-accreditation process. Her team provided training for board members, developed their all-online program in response to COVID-19, and assisted with the writing of the accreditation documents. Her podcast, The Joy Whisperer is a platform for discussion that covers issues concerning humanity, intellect, change, and of course... joy.
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