Annemarie Spadafore

Annemarie Spadafore ([email protected]) has mastered the creation of powerful, results-oriented, and resilient leaders. As a Harvard-trained expert in Organizational Behavior, a Fulbright Scholar (Ph.D., Political Science), and ICF PCC, she transforms executives into inspired, candid leaders who wield power to achieve results while engaging the greatness in others. With her sharp intellect and warm personal style, Dr. Spadafore has supported diverse audiences through deep individual and team coaching sessions, speaking, and facilitation engagements.

Clients consider her "the best," due to her combination of solid business experience, extensive academic expertise, and thousands of hours of direct professional service. She has excelled in multiple senior roles, serving as key advisor to several influential, successful Chief Executives as they presided over impressive organizational growth and increased maturity, expanded into new domestic and international markets, rapidly increased outreach, communications, and marketing efforts, and thrived despite multiple regulatory and public relations hurdles, along with challenges from Boards.

As an executive, Annemarie has an impressive track record leading others through crises and positioning organizations to benefit from change, while building the solid stakeholder relationships in the U.S. and internationally that drive financial and organizational growth and results.

This business acumen, strong communications skill, and unique capacity to translate cutting-edge research into information that benefits her clients enables her to serve as a highly-effective accountability partner for individuals and organizations. She has provided executive coaching to 1000+ professionals, including C-level and senior executives, building their self-awareness and supporting their capacity to purposefully make strategic decisions to maximize results.

Her coaching and facilitation/public speaking practice supports executives in the ‘Big 4’ and other professional service firms and law firms; she also has significant experience in the financial services, defense and government contracting, media/advertising, technology, healthcare, higher education, non-profit, and government sectors.

She speaks and presents widely on a variety of business and ‘soft skills’ topics, receiving excellent reviews. She develops and facilitates custom leadership and management programs, leads hybrid learning and coaching cohorts, and coordinates with organizations to set their management and professional development agendas. In 2019 and 2020, her work has prioritized building the resilience of executives, basing her coaching and speaking on the rigorous work of Penn’s top-rated Positive Psychology and UC-Berkeley’s Science of Happiness program. Additionally, she has regularly engaged with senior executives and leaders in creating better cultures of communication, particularly in virtual settings, and demonstrating how crucial effective communication is to drive engagement and organizational results.

Dr. Spadafore would love to speak with you. Please reach out via the email listed above or connect with her at