Shanta Coleman-Derr, ACC
Certified Presence Based Coach
Associate Certified Coach (ICF)
Leadership and Development Coach
Shanta Coleman-Derr has been coaching leaders and individuals interested in their own development for over ten years. She has also had experience for the last twenty-five years doing organization, management and information systems consulting both locally and nationally.
Born and raised in India, she returned to the USA and began her professional career as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Following this she held executive level positions in Finance, Administration and Information Systems for a variety of business enterprises.
An International Organizational Systems Development (IOSD) training from the Gestalt Institute (GISC) was not only extremely rewarding but led to an expansion of interest in cultivating authentic, competent leadership. Combined with training from Be Present, Inc. as a diversity facilitator, this launched a new chapter in which she was drawn to be trained and certified in Presence-based Coaching. She also holds an International Coach Federation's credential status of ACC (Associate Certified Coach).
With the last 30 years of service as coach, consultant, executive management and CEO of both profit and not-for-profit, Shanta is excited to coach others working on their own development and/or wanting to offer authentic, inspiring leadership.
Shanta is currently offering a training course for women called "Be the Change: A Journey from Self Awareness to Authentic Leadership" designed to support a development path towards wholeness, balance and effective leadership. For more information click on the brochure link to the right.
For ongoing training Shanta attends professional and industry conferences and workshops and is a member of the ICF (International Coach Federation).
loved learning the foundation for self-compassion; learning how to center myself to release ansiety has also been helpful. Thank you! I look forward to the next workshop!"
"This coaching experience changed my life forever!
After our second coaching session I felt I was a little more in control of my life. I left my old career behind me and I don't miss it one bit; the most exciting thing for now is my future and how great it looks from here..."
"I learned the importance of self-care and effective techniques to use to keep myself in the present. I very much enjoyed the workshop and look forward to attending more."
"Shanta helped me to move in a positive way towards a better life."
"Shanta has a beautiful, compassionate - and yet strong, presence. Thank you!"
"You must learn one thing. The world was made to be free in. Give up all the other worlds except the one to which you belong. Sometimes it takes darkness and the sweet confinement of your aloneness to learn anything or anyone that does not bring you alive is too small for you."