"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 SciencesGMU 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.​

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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

CERTIFICATIONS 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 Theologican 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 | 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