Dana Pulley, MA, PCC
Founder, Principal Coach and Consultant
Dana is an accomplished leader, coach, teacher
and consultant who has learned first hand how mindful awareness
enables you to lead and live in a more fulfilling way. For more
than 25 years, she’s brought her contagious passion for
growth and development to individuals and organizations in the
professional services industry and the Federal government. She
is a frequent speaker and workshop facilitator on mindful leadership,
embodied learning, and the intersection with neuroscience.
She founded Stillwater Leadership in 2012 to
help leaders and teams increase awareness, envision possibilities,
achieve insights, and accomplish meaningful and challenging goals.
She incorporates neuroscience and mindful practices into every
aspect of her work to help her clients create the space to be
more centered and intentional in their commitment to growth, day-to-day
choices and interactions with others. She is deeply committed
to helping others thrive personally and professionally.
Prior to founding Stillwater Leadership, Dana
held senior leadership positions with Booz Allen Hamilton. She
managed a division that provided strategy, organization development,
leadership development, talent management, learning and change
management consulting services to Federal government clients.
She began her career with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
Dana holds a B.A. in Psychology
and an M.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. She is a
Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and holds certifications in
leadership coaching from Georgetown University and somatic coaching
through the acclaimed Strozzi Institute. She is a certified corporate-based
mindfulness instructor with the Potential Project and the Search
Inside Yourself Leadership Institute.
Dana creates trust-based partnerships with
her clients to increase their success as authentic leaders. She
gets to the heart of matters and sees her clients’ inherent
strengths. She incorporates mindfulness and somatics practices
in her work with clients to help them create the space to be more
centered and intentional in the face of constant demands. Her
strengths include coaching clients in the areas of building organizational
relationships and influence, thinking strategically, building
personal and professional resilience, and creating balance in
demanding roles. She is especially skilled at helping clients
to identify and “get unstuck” from long-term patterns
of behavior and thinking that do not support their vision of success.
Dana uses a pragmatic approach, providing tools, skills training,
and unique exercises focused on her clients’ personal and
business outcomes. She combines empathy, challenge, accountability
and humor to help her clients create practical solutions that
will work in their environment.