Annemarie Spadafore, Ph.D

Executive Coach
  • Arlington, Virginia

Coaching Specialty:

  • Working with senior leaders, managers, directors
  • On-boarding new leaders
  • Leadership development
  • Multicultural, multigenerational, and virtual teams

Industry Specialization:

  • Professional services
  • Manufacturing
  • Financial services
  • Construction and design
  • Technology
  • Internal support functions


Annemarie Spadafore has 17+ years of experience in activities and roles that advance business operations and enhance human performance. As an Executive Coach she illuminates blind spots and reveals opportunities for individual professional development, creates high-performing teams, and builds organizational capacity. Her ability to utilize business acumen, strong communications and interpersonal skills, and to connect clients to relevant social science research enables her to serve as a highly-effective accountability partner for individuals and organizations. She has experience working with corporate clients, Boards of Directors, the U.S. Congress and federal agencies (SES/federal administrators), international NGOs, and high-profile non-profit organizations.

She has provided executive coaching to 500+ professionals, including C-level and senior executives in professional services, global manufacturing, financial services, construction and design, and technology firms. Additionally, she has collaborated with major market and business unit leaders, senior partners, and team members on several high-profile leadership development projects.

She is an experienced group coaching, team building, and leadership development facilitator. She assists teams to coalesce after major transitions, empowers them to prevent, diffuse, and overcome interpersonal conflict, and facilitates the creation and management of team expectations, ensuring effective collaboration and communication. She develops and facilitates custom leadership and management programs, leads hybrid learning and coaching cohorts, and works directly with clients to set their management and professional development agendas.

Annemarie holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Miami University and is a PCC accredited coach with the International Coach Federation (ICF) and faculty for ICF coach training programs. She is a coaching, leadership, management, and diversity/inclusion subject matter expert for the Association for Talent Development (ATD).