Duane L. Wade, M.A. - Executive Coach & Director of Compassionate Care
An Inclusion Specialist – Duane is known for being a “purple” person. He travels deftly between and among people who have strong differences. Duane is particularly skilled at inviting and listening to all perspectives and then helping bridge the gap for meaningful dialogue.
A Paraclete – Paraclete is a term used in a Biblical context to identify a person of wisdom and experience who walks beside someone who is on their journey. Duane is a strong advocate, guide, intercessor and comforter for those who are moving into new life experiences, including in their faith. He helps people increase their spiritual depth and use that to sustain themselves as they move through the challenges of life.
A Passion Leader – Duane’s former role as a leader in a Fortune 500 organization, coupled with his lifetime of teaching and training, enables him to ignite passion in clients. He works with executives who are deemed “successful” but who have lost their passion. He works with others who need to find or re-kindle their passion in the midst of difficult circumstances and major life changes. It can be done!!
Re-invention Sage – Many people are having to re-invent themselves due to their economic or employment conditions, plus those with a desire to do something new. Duane helps individuals move to the next phase of their lives/career. He is skilled at helping clients make some very significant transformative changes.
A World Citizen – These times require that true servant leaders be skilled in thinking globally. Duane has demonstrated over and over his awareness of and concern for other cultures. He is a continuous learner about global events so that he can respectfully help others address those issues. He has worked internationally and has a keen sense of how to integrate everyone into the global village.
Duane Wade is an independent business consultant and conflict resolution specialist who works worldwide providing services to clients. Duane has recently partnered with The Writer’s Cup of Grace to expand their services – leadership development, executive coaching, life coaching, personal re-invention and spiritual guidance. His most recent focus has included: executive coaching, creative strategic thinking, change management, organization development, team effectiveness and diversity. Additionally, he consults on board development and growing a business to the next level. Duane has worked internally and externally as a consultant, including work with several Fortune 500 organizations. He has worked in various industries – pharmaceutical, insurance, healthcare, hospitality, banking, legal, entertainment, education and more.
Duane’s executive coaching practice focuses on executives who represent all levels of leadership, including CEO’s. He also provides services for executive couples where each spouse or partner is an executive. Duane coaches a number of other executive coaches and is a member of the International Coaching Federation. He applies the ICF ethical guidelines to his work with clients.
His approach to coaching is customized to each client’s needs - defining the issues and creating a plan based on each client’s unique needs, learning style and business imperatives. Duane has owned three businesses so he understands business pressures and deliverables that must be balanced with an ongoing need to improve leadership skills. He also has worked in a global organization at the executive level.
His work internationally has also enabled him to increase the creativity with which he offers services that require a particular cultural fit. Duane’s clients have included Booz-Allen-Hamilton, McKinsey & Company, CIGNA, Wachovia, Baldwin Preparatory School, SmithKline Beecham, Department of Education, Expedia Inc., Hotels.Com, HotWire, Prime Therapeutics, M & T Bank, Visiting Nurse Service of New York, Gregory B. Davis Foundation, Birmingham AIDS Outreach, and Aramark, as well as a number of individual clients.
Duane has a Master’s degree in Human Development and Family Therapy. He is also a certified Organization Development Consultant. He is a life-long learner who brings his passion effectively to guide his clients.