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Randy Chittum, Ph.D.


Meditation is not evasion; it is a serene encounter with reality.
— Thich Nhat Hanh

Dr. Randy Chittum is an executive coach who works with executives and managers worldwide in a variety of organizational settings. 

He works at all levels of the organization, specializing in leadership development (coaching, teaching, systems, & infrastructure) and organization development.

Randy regularly consults with organizations in the areas of emotional intelligence, coaching, succession planning, and leading change. He is at his best when “playing in traffic,” a metaphor he uses to describe his teaching and consulting style.

The core of his approach is mindfulness. Randy believes that a leader’s ability to slow the action and reflect on one’s internal landscape is the key to leading effectively in a world often characterized by uncertainty, volatility, ambiguity, and increasing complexity. Leaders in today’s world have to become comfortable in the paradox of “being still while in motion.”

He recently served as Vice President, Leadership Development at a publically traded company, where he reported to the CEO and coached executives, created and managed succession planning programs, taught leaders, and worked with intact teams to enhance performance. 

Randy currently serves on the faculty of the Georgetown University Leadership Coaching program in the Institute of Transformational Leadership.  He has previously taught leadership and organizational development at both the undergraduate and graduate level at Georgetown University, among others. He is a contributing author to On Becoming a Leadership Coach (2008).

Randy earned his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado.


Sheryl D. Phillips, M.A.

Sheryl Phillips, a leadership consultant and executive coach, has partnered with leaders for over 20 years to create more effective organizations. 

She works at the individual, team and system level providing services in executive coaching, leadership development and leadership team development.  

Sheryl has designed, developed and delivered numerous Leadership Development Programs for clients. Sheryl also works extensively with leadership teams to develop their capacity to communicate and coordinate action; and to create both strategic and operational plans. Sheryl also provides Executive Coaching to individual leader clients and has worked with hundreds of clients across the public, non-profit and corporate sectors. 

Prior to beginning her own practice in 2001, Sheryl spent over 10 years as a Senior Executive in government. As a long-time senior executive, Sheryl has a unique insider perspective on the challenges of leaders, particularly within large, complex settings.

Sheryl has her Master’s degree from the College of William and Mary and a Bachelor’s degree from Auburn University. 


Randy and Sheryl are on the faculty of the Georgetown University Leadership Coaching program; and are contributing authors to On Becoming a Leadership Coach (2008). They have partnered on a wide range of projects spanning teaching and coaching to organization development and facilitation.

Sample clients in addition to the SEC include FINRA, FDIC, Consumer Financial Protection Board (CFPB), The Federal Reserve, Capital One, PriceWaterhouse Coopers, Fannie Mae, MedImmune, McKinsey and Company, National Institutes of Health (NIH), NASA, Department of Transportation (DOT), to name a few.