Derek Olsen

Certified Leadership Coach and Consultant

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As a senior level facilitator and ICF certified coach, Derek has partnered with Fortune 500 companies to provide leadership coaching and training for individuals, teams and groups. Having served over 1000 professionals over the last ten years, he challenges clients at all levels of leadership to make their greatest contribution to the business and to do so in a way that creates lasting results and better workplaces. His clients describe him as empowering, honest and direct. He provides new thinking that inspires his clients to upgrade their leadership style and implement ways of working that foster integrity and collaboration across the organization.

Derek earned his bachelor’s from the University of Southern California, his coaching accreditation from the Coaches Training Institute, and is a certified coach with International Coaching Federation. Derek has partnered with Henley Leadership Group since 2008, and lives in Seattle with his wife and two children.


  • International Coach Federation Professional Certified Coach (PCC)
  • Integrative Enneagram Solutions, Certified Coach
  • TED* The Empowerment Dynamic
  • Triple Impact Organization Development Practitioner
  • Coaches Training Institute Certified Professional Co-Active Coach
  • University of Southern California, Bachelor of Arts
  • Body double (uncredited) for James Woods
  • Husband, father, dog owner, homeowner
  • Shakespearean actor
  • one of very few 5’8” guys still playing pick-up basketball 25 years after high school
  • rocks the bass guitar to grunge
  • made it to the top of Mt. St. Helens
  • straight up sober!
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Derek chose to work part-time for the past three years to be home with his son until he is old enough for school. It has been one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of his life.