About Our Professional Development Coaches
Grandinetta Group is comprised of a select group of professional development coaches, experienced executives, and learning specialists. We are not just colleagues, but also friends.
Many of us met in the early days of our careers working at Booz Allen. We stayed connected over the years as we pursued our unique career journeys. Our other professional development coaches joined us from Accenture and other prestigious companies along the way.
Together, we represent a highly diverse group of accomplished individuals.
About Grandinetta Group
Grandinetta Group is proud to be an agency-certified Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB), an active member of the Women’s Enterprise Business Network and International Coach Federation. We’re also a proud partner of the Wellspring Women’s Collective non-profit.
Our mission is to help people achieve both their personal and professional goals.
Our highly-trained certified professional development and executive coaches create custom development plans that align with your specific goals. Contact us today to do you...better!
My first encounter with professional coaching was early in my career. I was keen to advance quickly. I was given the opportunity to work with a professional development coach, and I will tell you, I was not happy about it. My attitude going into it could be described as a foot-stomp meets hand-on-hip. It didn't take long for me to see it for the gift it was. In fact, a transformation occurred within me. All along, I had been in my own way and didn't know it. It wasn’t long before I was seeing results in the form of more effective behaviors at work, and the advancement I was hoping for.
Years later, I left my consulting career to become a professional development and executive coach myself. I had seen the meaningful results of professional coaching myself, and I wanted to help others achieve the same.
Today, as that first coach did with me, I accept new clients wherever they are in their careers whether they be seasoned executives or young professionals. From there, I work with my clients to understand their goals, objectives, and challenges, and the fun begins.
I am pleased to say this tried and true approach has never failed me. More importantly, it creates real value for clients and deep personal satisfaction for me.
CEO & President
Emily holds a Master's Degree in Organizational Development and Applied Behavioral Sciences from The Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School and a Leadership Coaching Certificate from Georgetown University. Emily also is an International Coach Federation Master Certified Coach (MCC) and an Agile Certified Professional (ACP). In her spare time, Emily is passionate about using her executive and leadership coaching skills to support military veterans transitioning to civilian employment. Read more about her work with veterans.
Meet Our Coaches
Grandinetta Group coaches are trained and certified in Hogan Assessments, Leadership Circle Profile, Collective Leadership Assessment, and EQ in Action Profile; and well-versed in the Clifton StrengthsFinder, Gallup Q12 Engagement Survey, Birkman 360, and the Behavioral Impact Assessment. If your organization uses or wants to use such instruments, we can help.
Lois Dickey is a seasoned executive and coach, having held corporate Vice President roles at SAIC and Agilex; as well as professional roles in the U.S. government. Lois is a key member of the Grandinetta Group team, where she heads up engagement management and specializes in coaching Emotional Intelligence (EQ).
Lindsay is a PCC certified coach through the International Coaches Federation (ICF), the accrediting body for the coaching industry, and credentialed as a Certified Executive, Career, and Life Coach through the Coaches Training Institute (CTI), the first training organization to be accredited by the ICF.