Member International Coaching Federation
Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Mountain Climber reaching summit.

“Dr. Calvin worked with me in the capacity of an executive coach. Actually, she did much more than that. She provided great insight into my psychological and emotional test scores and quickly translated the scores into incredibly useful material. She helped me understand which skills were helpful to me in a leadership role and which areas needed improvement. In just a few sessions she was able to provide extraordinary guidance for very significant career decisions.”



“What got you here, won't get you there”



Become a better leader

Good leaders have expertise, experience and the ability to think strategically. Great leaders, on the other hand, set themselves apart through their emotional intelligence. They astutely handle interpersonal relationships, bring out the best in people, and understand their impact on those around them. Great leaders highlight other people’s strengths and encourage them to take intelligent risks. They acknowledge their mentors and strive to become mentors in return.

If you’re ready to grow from a good leader into a great one, it may be time to consider executive coaching. Just as world-class athletes partner with coaches to achieve success, business leaders partner with executive coaches to achieve greatness. The process requires rigorous self-assessment as well as the fierce desire to learn and grow.

Dr. Calvin is a trusted executive coach with proven expertise helping good leaders become great ones. She’ll guide you through the change process, provide objective and constructive feedback, and hold you accountable for making positive changes.



Dr. Calvin specializes in:

• Leadership development

• Emotional intelligence and
interpersonal relationships

• Strategic planning and alignment

• Succession planning

• Development of direct reports

• Cross-functional relationship

• Organizational change

• Conflict and change management

• Team communication and
development, especially in complex
global organizations

• Women’s leadership issues,
especially those related to work-life
balance, relationships,
empowerment, and personal growth

“I have had the privilege of working with Cynthia as my executive coach for over two years now. She has helped me on so many levels --far more than I might have anticipated! Our coaching work focuses on immediate business concerns as well as longer term strategic and organizational issues. I found having Cynthia come for a site visit most helpful. She provided insights far beyond 360 evaluations thru her 'in time' engagements with myself and my colleagues. I appreciate that our partnership centers on my personal development as it pertains to my current professional growth while always staying grounded in my personal values. I feel very fortunate to have her in my life as I proceed on this journey!”



Dr. Calvin has teamed with:

• C-suite executives

• Lawyers, judges, and in-house counsel

• Leaders at national non-profit health care organizations

• Fortune 500 thought leaders

• Physicians in clinical and academic medicine

• Federal government employees, including leaders from state and federal judiciary systems, the Department of the Interior, the Department of Health and Human Services, and branches of the military

• Entrepreneurs at start-up companies

• Professionals in energy, finance, human resources, pharmaceuticals, insurance, IT, and aerospace

• Mid-level and new managers

• Young professionals finding their way in the world

Executive Coaching Process


Assessment tools may include the following.

• MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator)

• 360 feedback

• FIRO-B (Fundamental Interpersonal
Relations Orientation)

• DISC Profile

• California Personality Inventory

• Hogan Personality Inventory

• Reina Trust Scale

• Vertical Development

All executive coaching is tailored to the individual needs of the client. It begins with an assessment - in particular, interviews to learn about you, your core values, and your passions. We’ll talk about your professional perspectives on leadership, the quality of your professional and personal relationships, and your organizational structure and challenges. We’ll develop an understanding and appreciation for your strengths, personality style, and your ability to thoughtfully absorb and debate alternate views and perspectives.

Once the assessments have been completed, we’ll work together to create a customized development plan based on your unique strengths and leadership challenges.

Dr. Calvin works with individuals in person, by phone, or by Skype.


“My relationship with Cynthia began at a time when my professional position was satisfying and my career trajectory was clear. The opportunity for us to establish a deeper understanding of my strengths, weaknesses, goals and values during this period proved invaluable when the inevitable rough patch came in my career. At that time, Cynthia served as a touchstone to guide my decision-making in line with my values and vision for myself.   She gave me the confidence and support to make a bold career change that I have never regretted but would likely never have made on my own. Cynthia and I have continued to keep in touch, and I always cherish these opportunities. I find it incredibly reassuring that I can call upon her when I find myself wrestling with key decisions, and I consider her one of my greatest professional blessings!”