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Dr. Greg L. Finch ICF ACC. DMin, MDiv, BED
 
Executive Leadership Coach + Director of Collaborative Projects
 
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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 — Greg guides clients to identify, articulate, and powerfully engage their innate strengths, internal values, and aspirations while introducing dynamic organizational and leadership insight, competencies, and enterprise strategies— delivering immediate, measurable, enhanced 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, including Fortune 50, public, private, healthcare, academic, military and veterans, NGO, and social impact sectors. Greg's expertise in psychosocial behavior, racial and gender equity, somatic and aesthetic practice, and multi-cultural communication accelerates learning and application across teams and throughout organizations and partner enterprises.    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 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

  • Assessment & System Models | including William Bridges Transition Model, Emotional Intelligence, Appreciative Inquiry, Clifton Strengths, Everything DiSC, 360 Degree Survey, Systems Change Theory, Enterprise & Systems Navigation

CERTIFICATIONS, EDUCATION, AND TRAINING

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 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 St. Vincent de Paul Beans & Bread | Kitchen Volunteer | Baltimore MD Church on the Square | Volunteer | Baltimore MD Peabody Institute 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 will transform the world we share —

One Leader at a Time.