Address: Rockville, Maryland, United Statess
Languages: English, Greek
Dr.Theodora Fitzsimmons is a leadership and professional development expert, leadership and executive coach, coach trainer, coach mentor, and coaching supervisor with decades of experience in the public and private sector. She started her career in higher education administration and teaching and transferred to corporate training. After working as a government contractor for several years, she jumped into federal service, where she spearheaded initiatives and led training and leadership development teams. She created and led the award-winning DIA Coaching Program, with the goal of transforming the culture of the agency to one where more listening and open communication occurred.
She is passionate about and provides coaching and team coaching to emerging leaders, teams, and senior executives in government because she believes that coaching enables these leaders to face the unprecedented challenges of today and the future in the workplace. She has been instrumental in promoting and authoring the guidelines and policies that define coaching in the federal government. She owns a private coaching business, Coach Evolving, LLC, and is a partner of Radiance Partners, LLC, a coaching school.
Dr. Fitzsimmons completed her certification in professional coaching from the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching in 2014. She has also completed additional coach certifications from the NeuroLeadership Institute, Success Unlimited Network, and ACT Government Services. She is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coaching Federation (ICF). She earned her EMCC Global Team Coaching Individual Accreditation (ITCA) and professional designation at the practitioner level after completing the Global Team Coaching Institute training with Dr. David Clutterbuck in 2021. Her academic achievements include, PhD in Training and Performance Improvement, Summa Cum Laude, Capella University, 2007, Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, 1995; Bachelor of Arts in Business and Management, University of Maryland University College, 1984; Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Maryland University College, 1982.
She has also completed a diploma program from the Coach Supervision Academy in 2019 and is a coaching supervisor. Dr. Fitzsimmons submitted her agency for two International Awards, and received the Excellence in Practice Award from the Association for Talent Development in 2018 and was a Finalist for the Prism Award from the International Coaching Federation in 2019.
Coach Evolving, LLC Principal, Coach, Coach Training, Coach Mentor, Coaching Supervisor,
University Maryland University College, College Park, MDA
Zerone ConsultingProject Manager and Senior Instructional DesignerS
Hudson Instute of Coaching, Certified Coach Training
Coaching Supervision Academy, Accredited Coach Supervisor
FAA Training Program Manager
ICF Consulting Senior Technical Training Specialist
MetaMedia Training International Human Performance Consultant
SI International Manager, Learning and Performancer
Creator of Powerful Impact in Coaching Teams, Coach Training,
Coaching Supervision, Coach Mentoring
Project Management Professional;
Certified Professional Coach
Certified Professional Coach (CPC)
Accredited Coach Supervisor
Certified Coach Mentor
PhD, Training and Performance Improvement · (2003 – 2007)
University of Maryland College Park
Master’s in Education, Curriculum and Instruction · (1992 – 1995)
American Community Schools of Athens
High School Diploma · (1970 – 1978