Strategic Executive Coaching Alliance

Jill M. Davis, MPA, PC

Strategic Executive Coaching Alliance

Paces, Inc.

Phone 703-585-3250

Specialty Focus:  Executive Coaching, Team Coaching, Transition Coaching


Coaching Philosophy and Approach: I believe that any leader or potential leader will benefit from good coaching as long as they have a sincere desire to improve their performance or work satisfaction and have the courage to work toward their goals.  My approach to coaching such clients is to provide a safe and exciting environment in which they can inquire, dream and plan.  In addition, I draw on my deep coaching tool kit and government sector experience to ensure their strategies have a systems context, consider only viable options and are informed with the latest in management and leadership theory.  I treat each client as a unique individual and spend time and attention exploring their personality profiles, talents and strengths and creating career and life visions.  I then help them hold and move toward their vision until it becomes their reality. 


Illustrative Coaching and Organizational Development Projects

  • Executive coaching with Agency directors of EPA, CDC and the FDA
  • Executive coaching with two clients who became senior Presidential appointees
  • Coaching the president of the major information technology association focusing on strategic planning, leadership presence, team building, and strategic communications.
  • Team coaching for the Dept. of Ed., the EPA Leadership Development Program, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, an EPA Forensics Laboratory, and a rapidly growing defense contractor
  • Strategic planning with many coaching clients and at INS during its transition to DHS


Executive/Management and Other Relevant Experiences

  • 10 years managing a team of military planners for the Department of the Army.
  • 4 years as Director of the Engineer Strategic Studies Center--a field operating agency of the US Army Corps of Engineers. 
  • 4 years as the Director of Strategic Planning of the US Army Corps of Engineers.
  • 9 years of experience as an executive coach


Experience with Assessment Instruments and Other Relevant Techniques

  • Interpreter of Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and all major 360 instruments
  •  Administrator of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team Survey and of the High-Impact Team Effectiveness Survey
  • Designer and administrator of both internal and external customer satisfaction surveys�managed two external surveys through to OPM approval


 Education, Training, and Certifications

  • BA degree in English and History from the University of Maryland at College Park.
  • MPA degree from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
  • Graduate Industrial College of the Armed Forces in Washington, D.C.
  • Corporate Coaching Certificate from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.,
  • Coaching Certificate from Strategic Executive Coaching Alliance. ICF accredited
  • PCC Certification through the International Coach Federation


Personal.  I am an avid tennis player and competitor and an extroverted patron of the arts. I join friends at musical, dance and theatrical performances.  I listen to over 100 books per year as I walk my dog and drive to see my clients.