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Katie Holland Wiesel

Executive Communication Coach

Katie Holland Wiesel specializes in the design, development, implementation and evaluation of executive education and professional learning programs. Her leadership development expertise spans 20+ years leading the design and delivery of best-in-class programs for Fortune 500 companies and associations in the financial services, pharmaceutical, aerospace and defense and global food and beverage industries at The University of Virginia Darden School Foundation, The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

Most recently, as Senior Director of Client Engagement at Darden Executive Education from 2011 to early 2022, Katie designed and delivered a portfolio of customized programs including the award-winning GEICO Strategic and Entrepreneurial Leadership Program, Navy Federal Credit Union’s renowned Executive Development Program, the Money Management Institute’s groundbreaking ExecutiveIQ Program, CACI’s Lead Organization Program, Clark Construction’s Executive Business Certificate, and Capital One’s Marketing Masters Retreat, among many others. She was responsible for the securing partnerships with clients, and the design and delivery of dozens of complex executive education programs including offerings for NASA, Northrop Grumman, the World Bank, Deloitte, Carmax, and others. As program director for Darden’s flagship open enrollment offering for senior leaders, The Executive Program, Katie worked alongside faculty to design timely, relevant content, and impactful experiences. 

In addition to her work designing classroom experiences for groups, Katie extends her passion and expertise to one-on-one leadership development. As an ICF accredited coach, Katie works with senior and mid-level executives to help them clarify their goals and realize their leadership potential.  Her passion is guiding high performers to discover what’s possible in their professional and personal lives by helping them create the habits and behaviors necessary to lead themselves, their teams and their organizations to success. Generosity, compassion and courage are the core values that guide her work with clients. 

Her coaching clients hail from a broad range of corporate, nonprofit, and military/government organizations including Brookings Institution, CHCP, Colby College, Human Rights Campaign, Horizons Greater Washington, MasterCard, Northrop Grumman, SAP/Concur, US Special Operations Command, The Honor Foundation, US Departments of Defense, Energy, Health & Human Services, and Interior, the University of Virginia Health System and The World Bank Group, among others.                                   

Katie received a B.A. in English Literature and Rhetoric & Communications Studies from the University of Virginia, and a Master of Liberal Arts degree with a concentration in creative writing from the University of Pennsylvania. She earned the Executive Leadership Coaching certificate from Georgetown University and the Associate Certified Coach credential from the International Coaching Federation. 

She lives with her family in Bethesda, MD.