Dana Pulley

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.

Coaching Approach:

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.