Faith Schneider

Faith Schneider

Faith Schneider, Executive Coach and Facilitator, has over thirty years of experience serving corporations, government agencies and nonprofits.  Faith partners with leaders and their teams as they navigate and thrive in change.  She specializes in coaching leaders and facilitating teams to build resilience mindsets, habits and sustain high performance so they can successfully execute their mission.  

Faith’s unique background and depth of experience have enabled her to support clients spanning health, energy, regulatory, finance, defense, science, education, and technology related industries.  Clients include the Food and Drug Administration, National Science Foundation, Federal Reserve Board, Departments of Defense, Justice and Energy and the US Intelligence Community.  Private and non profit sector corporations include US Pharmacopeia, Archfeld, Aledade and Devon Energy.

Faith is a retired US Naval Officer as well as a former Congressional House Banking Committee Staff as well as a Business Process Reengineer for a large science, technology and engineering corporation.  She has been ICF-certified for over 19 years and holds PCC ranking.

The foundation of Faith’s coaching and facilitation approach is grounded in the principles and practices of emotional intelligence, the neuroscience of change and transformation as well as adult learning and development (specifically agility, complexity and transition). During the coaching process, Faith engages clients in powerful inquiry to stimulate deep reflection, uncover blind spots and do their best thinking. This discovery process draws out client wisdom and life experiences resulting in greater well-being, learning and growth. As a result, her clients are better equipped to embrace change and uncertainty, clarify their priorities and reach new levels of insight. As Faith likes to say, “clear the clutter to learn, un-learn and relearn.”

Her style of coaching is direct and results-oriented while also creating a space for self-reflection and movement. She coaches leaders at all levels, teams and groups.  Faith’s clients value the relevant resources and feedback she brings to each session and report leaving with fresh perspectives and motivation to achieve success and fulfillment.  Over the past three years, Faith and her clients have honed in to cultivate resilience to lead and respond with calm, clarity and conviction in complex environments and increasing demands.

Faith holds an MPP in Public Policy and International Security, a BA in International Affairs and certificates in the Neuroscience of Change and Resilient Leadership. She also holds postgraduate certificates in Georgetown’s Organizational Development and Leadership Programs and is a mentor coach for Georgetown’s ITL (Institute for Transformational Leadership).

Certified Practitioner of the following Instruments:

  • The Five Behaviors of Cohesive Teams
  • Resilient Leadership 2.0 (Facilitator, trainer and coach)
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the full suite of Hogan Personality Products
  • Everything DiSC Suite
  • Emotional Intelligence (EQi 2.0/EQi 360)

Extended Training in:

  • Adult Development Theories and Practices, Be Your Own Coach, LLC
  • The Neuroscience of Change, Coaches Rising, LLC

Faith Schneider

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