Maya Cohen

Maya Cohen

Maya Cohen is a leadership coach and facilitator, based in Washington, DC. Maya has over 15 years of experience in leadership development, supporting leaders at all levels across government, corporate, academic, and start-up industries. 

With Maya’s support, clients expand their leadership capacity, improve performance, and achieve their desired results. She provides her clients with tools and frameworks, and partners with them to deepen their awareness, such that clients are able to strengthen relationships with others in their organization. Clients who work with Maya appreciate her direct approach and the ability to hold them accountable to their goals. As a result, Maya’s clients report feeling more balanced and productive, and have greater confidence in their ability to succeed in their roles and stay committed to their goals.

Maya has over decade of experience in leadership development in higher ed, government and non-profit. Maya served as Chief Program Officer for a non-profit called TAMID Group, and was in charge of leadership development programming for over 4000 members. In her role, Maya designed and facilitated leadership development programs for emerging leaders, and trained staff to facilitate programs to hundreds of members worldwide. Topics include decision making tools, adult development, identifying values and mission statements, polarities, and more. Prior to that, Maya worked at the Israeli Embassy, creating partnerships with Universities across the US, and she also worked as a lawyer at a private law firm. 

As a leadership coach, Maya served clients from USAID, Wayfair, Georgetown University, UPenn, Charity:Water and more, serving as their partner in achieving their goals, and bringing compassion and awareness to their day. Maya leverages her experience and passion for mindful self-compassion (MSC) and mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), as well as polarity navigation, identifying values and mission statements, and improv.

Maya is a graduate of the Georgetown University Executive Coaching Certification Program, a member of the International Coaching Federation, and an Associate Certified Coach (ACC). Maya holds a Law Degree and a Masters degree in Business Administration, both from Hebrew university.


  • Key Polarity Indicator (self and 360 assessment)
  • Adult Development Theories, Cultivating Leadership and Global Leadership Associated
  • Emotional Intelligence, Positive Intelligence LLC
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Georgetown University
  • Mindful Self Compassion, the Center for Mindful Self Compassion
  • Virtual Training and Facilitation, the Association for Talent Development

Maya Cohen

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