"We possess every single resource needed to lead an exceptional life.
The coaching endeavor assures access to our innate wisdom and embedded strengths — emboldened by the creative courage to flourish on the journey. This collaborative alliance is at the heart of optimal leadership,
leadership that will transform the world we share —
One Leader at a Time."
~ Dr. Greg L. Finch
Dr. Greg L. Finch
Executive Leadership Coach + Director of Collaborative Projects
For more than two decades as leadership development strategist, medical school and university educator, and ICF ACC certified coach — Dr. Greg L. Finch has equipped high impact individuals and organizations to confidently navigate dynamic opportunities and ever-evolving challenges of the workplace, relationships, and the best possible life — all with elegant skill, creative flow, and sparkling resilience.
As catalyst, guide, pragmatist, coach, educator, and accountability partner Greg crafts judgment free zones — brimming with compassion and humor — where clients discover and then forge potential into remarkable impact.
Dr. Finch’s university adjunct appointments — George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences, GMU Center for the Advancement of Well-Being, and Georgetown University School of Theology — bring evidence-based rigor, vibrant curiosity, and experienced pragmatism to each coaching alliance.
Leveraging psychosocial practice and expertise in strengths-based leadership, cross-cultural and intergenerational communication, racial and gender equity, transition and change models, and somatic resilience — Greg accompanies each client with “exceptional intuition” and “unwavering support.”
With laser-focused precision — clients learn to identify, articulate, and leverage their strengths, internal values, and aspirations as they integrate newly acquired insight, skills, and strategies that generate measurable performance, impact, and wellbeing.
From C-Suite and Senior Executives to High Potential, Mid-Career, and Succession Candidates — Greg’s clients consistently advance as senior leaders and change agents within the ranks of demanding national and international environments across public, private, healthcare, military and veterans, academic, and community sectors.
Greg is consistently rated “excellent” as clients experience insight and clarity, accelerated change, and improved performance alongside increased mastery and satisfaction throughout their lives, relationships, and endeavors. Clients report emerging from their coaching alliances “energized” and prepared to lead with authenticity, clarity, compassion, and values-driven action.
Greg also brings his executive coaching and learning immersive expertise to the LEADZUS constellation of executive leadership development providers bringing enterprise-wide projects to scale.
Greg holds his doctorate in Medicine, Spiritual Life, and Aesthetics alongside degrees and certifications in Architecture and Environmental Design, Arts Management, and Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, Wesley Theological Seminary, American University, and Texas A&M University, and was an Associate Fellow of the George Washington Institute for Spirituality and Health.
Greg gifts forward in a range of community endeavors and is most grateful for his work with Stand Beside Them, providing coaching for veterans alongside their families and caregivers.
Having lived on both coasts— with stops including Washington DC, Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas, Princeton, and Harpers Ferry — Greg continues to cycle, zumba, yoga, kayak, chorus, write, and photograph his way around this great big world from his home base in the sky overlooking Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT IMPACT
Executive Leadership ICF ACC | C-Suite, Senior Executives,High Potential, Mid-Career, Line, Succession
Leadership Development | Executive, Career, Team, and Individual Leaders through Course Design, Facilitation, Learning Immersives, Distance Learning, Leadership Resource Tools and Assessments
Competencies | Psychosocial and Behavioral Systems; Strengths Based Leadership; Collaborative Inquiry; Learning Immersives; Cross Cultural, InterGenerational, and Somatic Communication; Inclusion and Diversity; Racial and Gender Equity; Somatic Integration; Individual and Organizational Resilience
Assessment & System Models | William Bridges Transition Model, Emotional Intelligence, Appreciative Inquiry, Gallup StrengthsFinder, Everything DiSC, 360 Degree Survey, Systems Change Theory, Enterprise & Systems Navigation
International Coach Federation | ICF - ACC Certification
Coaches Rising & The Strossi Institute | The Power of Embodied Transformation
AmericaSpeaks | Trained Facilitator
Reiki Certification | Level 1
George Washington University | School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
George Washington University | Associate Fellow with the George Washington Institute for Spirituality and Health
Georgetown University | School of Theology, Adjunct Professor
George Mason University | Center for the Advancement of Well-Being, Adjunct Professor
Princeton Theological Seminary | Center for Continuing Education, Adjunct Faculty
Global Alliance for Arts & Health | Editorial Review Board, Arts & Health: An International Journal
EDUCATION + TRAINING
Doctor of Spirituality, Medicine, and Ministry | Wesley Theological Seminary and George Washington University Institute for Spirituality and Health | Dissertation: The Chrysalis Initiative: A Primer for Creating Transformational Medical Education Learning Environments | Washington DC
Master of Theological Studies | Wesley Theological Seminary | Washington DC
Master of Divinity | Princeton Theological Seminary with honors | Princeton NJ HONORS/AWARDS: Bryant M. Kirkland Prize for Excellence in Practical Theology, | Mary Long Grier-Hugh Davies Prize in Homiletics, Edward Howell Roberts Scholarship in Homiletic | Princeton Theologian Nominee for the David HC Read National Prize in Homiletics
Associate Fellow | George Washington Institute for Spirituality and Health | Washington DC
Bachelor of Environmental Design/Architecture with honors | Texas A & M University | College Station TX
CliftonStrengths | Strategic | Ideation | Individualization | Futuristic | Connectedness
Everything DiSC | Type I
Meyers-Briggs | Types Indicator ENFJ
VIA Institute | Strengths Honesty | Humor | Leadership | Perspective | Creativity | Wisdom | Courage | Humanity | Justice | Temperance | Transcendence
COMMUNITY + SERVICE
Stand Beside Them | Coaching & empowerment with military veterans & their families | New York NY
Washington Literacy Council | Adult Literacy Mentor | Washington DC
C S Lewis Center at The Kilns | Restoration Volunteer | Oxford UK
Union Station Shelter | Kitchen Volunteer | Pasadena CA
St. Vincent de Paul Beans & Bread | Kitchen Volunteer | Baltimore MD
Church on the Square | Volunteer | Baltimore MD
Peabody Institute Community Chorus | Member | Baltimore MD