Dede Henley has been in the field of leadership development since 1982. She brings breadth and depth as a designer, consultant, and executive coach. She is dedicated to calling forth the highest and best from her clients, their leadership teams, and their employees. Dede provides coaching that enables her clients to translate their vision into action, align personal and organizational values, increase employee loyalty and commitment, manage change, support emerging leaders, and create organizations that thrive. As a course designer, she has assisted in the creation of three internal corporate universities. She designs unique experiences for leaders to open their minds and hearts, enabling them to step into lasting and profound change.

Dede has authored numerous published articles on coaching and leadership development and has spoken on leadership internationally. Her book, The Secret of Sovereignty, earned her the honor of being named one of 100 Top Thought Leaders by Warren Bennis and Leadership Excellence in 2007 and 2008. As a contributor to Forbes.com, she enjoys writing thought-provoking articles about leadership and business management issues. Dede holds a Masters degree in Organization Development from Pepperdine University and has served as adjunct faculty member at Pepperdine. She is the mother of three and second-mom to three more. Dede and her husband live in Seattle.

  • Writing a book
  • Being named one of 100 top thought leaders in my field – twice!
  • Being a good business partner to Carol Zizzo
  • Growing a leadership development consulting company with super cool clients and an inspiring team
  • Being on for the journey of my own development as a leader – ongoing learning, training, and beginning newly
  • Being a mom of 6 kids – three by birth and three more by marriage
  • Surviving the death of my beautiful daughter
  • Learning to fly fish with my husband and enjoying time on the river
  • Becoming an accomplished knitter
  • Starting “La Dolce Vita” cooking school to help young people fall in love with making good food
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Did you know Dede is writing a book on partnership and collaboration?