Amanda Zinke, MBA, MSOD, PCC

Executive Coach

Focus: People and Relationships, Team Member Skills and Organizational Culture

Amanda brings a unique mix of experience, education and skill to her coaching. Her MBA and prior leadership roles help her to understand how companies function and the importance of business impact.  She supports individuals and teams on their path to growth, focusing on people and relationships, team member skills and organizational culture.  As a coach, Amanda is authentic, honest and insightful. Her deep listening and powerful questions allow clients to see things from different perspectives, learn more about themselves, and reach their goals.

With a Masters in OD and 20 years of experience training and facilitating at companies such as Talbots and IBM, Amanda understands how individuals and groups work, learn, change and grow. She designs and facilitates events such as strategy meetings, workshops, and corporate meetings.  Experiences are designed for different learning styles. She utilizes and delivers programs that include tools or models such as SDI, MBTI, DISC, Leadership Circle and CCL’s assessment suite.

Amanda has over 15 years of experience in special projects and change management, mostly focused in Marketing, Communications and Strategy.  She has held internal and external consulting roles, and has experience in learning and development, organizational development and communications and worked as an internal manager at firms such as IBM, Fidelity, Microsoft, and Talbots.  She has worked and consulted in a variety of sectors, including Technology, Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG), Non-profits, Financial Services and Education. During her time at Microsoft and IBM Amanda worked with customers within various branches of the US government.  Amanda has significant experience working with nonprofits and their boards.  Amanda has expertise in recognizing, adjusting to, and navigating various cultural norms, and has significant international experience.

Amanda is certified in many tools and assessments and is a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF).  She has taught and facilitated around the globe and is a guest lecturer on the People side of Mergers & Acquisitions at Bentley University. Amanda’s thesis focused on leadership transfer.


Education and Certifications

  • Georgetown University Institute for Transformational Leadership, Leadership Coaching Certificate
  • ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC) (2015)
  • Pepperdine University, Los, Angeles, CA, Masters in Organization Development (MSOD) (2009)
  • American College, Bryn Mawr, PA, Certified Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP) (2007)
  • University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business Chicago, IL, Masters in Business Administration (2005)
  • Connecticut College, New London, CT, Bachelor of Arts (BA), 1993

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