Dr. Greg L. Finch ICF ACC. DMin, MDiv, BED
Executive Leadership Coach + Director of Collaborative Projects
Energized by 20+ years of integrated, executive-level practice as leadership development strategist, medical school & university educator, and ICF ACC certified coach, Dr. Greg L. Finch equips high-impact, executive leaders — alongside their teams and organizations — to master the dynamic opportunities and ever-evolving challenges of our “once in a generation” global reset.
Greg skillfully crafts laser-focused, judgment-free zones — brimming with humor
and insight — where leaders forge potential into awareness, transform values into
aligned action, coax communication and relationships into collaboration, channel energy into innovation, and accelerate leadership development into the highest
impact for “exceptional performance, relationships, and life.”
Recognized as a pragmatic content expert, consultant, and coach — Greg has worked across sectors and beyond silos in demanding Fortune 50, federal agency and public service, national/international operations, NGO, healthcare, veteran, and charitable/social impact environments, including Freddie Mac, US Bureau of Land Management, US Customs & Border Protection, US Department of Homeland Security, US Patent & Trademark Office, Global Alliance for Arts and Health, National Center for Creative Aging, Society for the Arts in Healthcare, Conservation Legacy, WV Rivers Coalition, Kripalu Center, Stand Beside Them, Washington National Cathedral, Community of Reconciliation, and the IONA Center Scotland.
Greg’s C-Suite, senior executive, rising career, high potential, and succession clients — consistently advance to “next tier” responsibility; skillfully manage their workforce constellations “up, down and across;” and attract and retain exceptional “next generation” talent while excelling in the array of endeavors they determine as valued, meaningful, and vital to their professional growth, impact, and legacy.
And possibly of greatest value — to date — every single client has reported, with surprise and delight, immediate shifts as the coaching experience restored autonomy, clarity, confidence, mastery, resilience, and enjoyment — aligning their inner strengths with strategic, outward-facing impact.
Dr. Finch’s seasoned experience and boundless curiosity — supported by training and certifications in strengths-based leadership and bio-psychosocial practice; cognitive, somatic, and emotional intelligence; cross-cultural and intergenerational communication; and whole-person resilience and organizational well-being— expands client capacity to harness the unique strengths and values that launch self and situational awareness, drive leadership insight and whole-person effectiveness; multiply competencies, collaboration, and satisfaction; and implement enterprise strategies that shape leadership into resilient, positive and sought-after workforces and workplaces— where they can flourish. Greg’s ongoing “skill upgrades” integrate a dynamic range of behavioral assessments/datasets companies use to support, advance, and retain their workforce, including Gallup Strengths, DiSC, 360, Myers Briggs Type, and Positive Intelligence. Greg is a team player and passionate co-designer with clients, colleagues, and organizations, scaling leadership development to deliver powerful, whole-person behavior shifts. And possibly of greatest value — to date — every single client has reported, with surprise and delight, immediate shifts as the coaching experience restored autonomy, clarity, confidence, mastery, resilience, and enjoyment — aligning their inner strengths with strategic, outward-facing impact. Greg holds his doctorate in Biomedicine, Spirituality, and Aesthetics alongside degrees and certifications in Arts Management, Divinity, Architecture, and Design from Princeton and Wesley Theological Seminaries, the American University, and Texas A&M University — and was an Associate Fellow at the George Washington University Institute for Spirituality and Health. His university appointments — George Washington University School of Medicine and Behavioral Sciences, George Mason University Center for the Advancement of Well-Being, and Georgetown University — infuse every coaching alliance with evergreen, data-driven insight and finesse that awakens, energizes, and empowers clients. Having lived on both coasts and in between — with life stops in Houston, Dallas, LA, Princeton, DC, and Harpers Ferry — Greg continues to cycle, Zumba, yoga, kayak, and chorus his way around this great big world from his condo-in-the-sky overlooking Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Greg gives 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.
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT IMPACT SERVICES
Executive Coaching ICF ACC Certification | C-Suite, Senior Executives, High Potential, Mid-Career, Line, Succession, DEI, and Leadership Development Initiatives
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; DEI; Cultural Humility; Racial and Gender Equity; Somatic Integration; Individual and Organizational Resilience, Positive Intelligence
Assessment & System Models | including William Bridges Transition Model, Emotional Intelligence, Positive Intelligence, Appreciative Inquiry, Gallup Strengths, Everything DiSC, 360 Degree Survey, Systems Change Theory, Enterprise & Systems Navigation, Strossi Embodiment
CERTIFICATIONS | EDUCATION | TRAINING | COMMUNITY SERVICE
International Coach Federation | ICF - ACC Certification George Mason University | Leadership Coaching for Organizational Well-Being Certification Coaches Rising & The Strossi Institute | The Power of Embodied Transformation AmericaSpeaks | Trained Facilitator Disney Veterans Institute Summit Reiki Certification | Level 1 APPOINTMENTS 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 Shepherd University | 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 STRENGTHS 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 | ProBono Coaching Military Veterans & their Families | New York NY Chesapeake Shakespeare Company Theater | Volunteer | Baltimore MD St. Vincent de Paul | Baltimore MD Church on the Square | Volunteer | Baltimore MD Baltimore's Patterson Park Community Chorus | Member | Baltimore MD Washington Literacy Council | Adult Literacy Mentor | Washington DC C S Lewis Center at The Kilns | Restoration Volunteer | Oxford UK
"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 transforms the world we share —
one leader at a time."