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Deanna Senior

Next Step Partners Deanna Senior

Principal
New York | NY

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Education
BA University of Michigan
PhD Columbia University

Certifications
Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (IPEC)
Hogan
PROSCI Change Management
Bates ExPi Executive Presence Assessment
StrengthsFinder

Selected Clients
Ad Week, LVMH / Fresh, Design within Reach, National Hockey League, Pacira, Home Depot, Columbia Business School, Gap

Inspiration
Professional moms and dads who work hard at both work and parenting, entrepreneurs and realists who self-reflect and live their values, her three children.

Deanna is a pragmatist who builds strong relationships and acts boldly to identify underutilized strengths and address challenges.  She helps leaders identify their motivations and values in order to tailor their leadership style and discover greater levels of success and ease in all areas of life.

She has two decades of experience coaching high-performing leaders and teams and leading talent initiatives.  She was previously Head of Talent at WW (reimagined from Weight Watchers), and was VP for Global Organizational Effectiveness, Talent Management & Leadership Development at Tiffany & Co.  She worked at Pfizer as part of the worldwide organizational effectiveness and consulting services team, and was a consultant at Deloitte.

Deanna holds a PhD in Organizational Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University and a BA from The University of Michigan. She has been published in the International Journal of Selection and Assessment and Social Justice Research. She has taught the master’s level coaching course and was awarded the Dean’s Grant for her PhD dissertation on benefits of corporate volunteerism to the bottom line. Deanna founded the NY Chapter of Dining for Women, a global giving circle dedicated to transforming lives and eradicating poverty among women and girls in the developing world. 

Deanna lives in New York with her husband and three children.

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