Makeda Brown is an Alliance Partner of Leadership Development Worldwide, LLC operating out of Greater Philadelphia in the US.
Makeda specializes in Professional and Leadership development. As an Executive Coach, she dedicates herself to helping individual leaders as well as teams unleash their potential to create value and achieve results. She has helped individual contributors and leaders accelerate their ability to navigate their professional journey, embrace their authenticity and manage change.
Makeda believes that coaching is a powerful partnership that drives professional and personal growth for her clients. Clients find Makeda to be very insightful and inspiring. Her natural drive and appreciation of learning are reflected in the unwavering support she provides to her clients. Her formula for client success includes aligning purpose and values in a manner that drives results. Makeda is trained in Energy Leadership Coaching, a methodology that positively influences and supports constructive change in individual perspectives, emotional reactions, and behavior patterns of leaders, employees, and organizations.
Prior to Coaching, Makeda was an Executive Human Resources leader with over 25 years of experience developing and delivering talent strategies that maximize business results. Makeda advised and partnered directly with Senior Executives in R&D, Sales & Marketing, Manufacturing, and Corporate Functions (Finance, IT, Compliance, Strategy, HR, Legal) across global organizations in the Pharmaceutical, Technology and Food/Hospitality industries. She also served as the Global Succession Planning leader for a large, multi-national company where she facilitated the accelerated development required to prepare diverse leadership talent to assume critical roles and to lead productive teams.
Makeda holds coaching certifications from the International Coaching Federation (PCC) and from International Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC). She earned a M.S. degree in Human Resources Development from Villanova University and a B.S. degree in Business Management from the Pennsylvania State University. She is also certified in several psychometric behavioral assessment tools.
Makeda is an active member of several business and people strategy associations including the Philadelphia Society of People and Strategy (PSPS) and the Association of Talent Development (ATD). She has previously served on the Boards of KenCrest Services and International Coach Federation (ICF) Philadelphia Chapter.