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Asila Calhoun, ACC, CIC, PHR, SHRM-CP

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After many years of receiving feedback that she was a natural coach, Asila decided to pursue her Business Coaching Certification from NC State University.


Asila Calhoun’s business and executive coaching practice focuses on partnering with new and emerging leaders through executives who are ready for change. Asila facilitates this change during one-on-one and group coaching sessions with her clients and through her consulting services of delivering leadership training, team retreat facilitation, and diversity, equity and inclusion coaching, consulting and training. Asila works with her clients to develop a customized approach for each client’s unique situation.

Asila has clients from several industries, including biotechnology/clinical research, healthcare, property management, journalism, and law, as well as leaders of non-profit organizations and business owners.


During Asila’s 25+ year career as a strategic HR business partner in the engineering, clinical research, healthcare software development, and research industries, she effectively worked with senior leaders to enhance the skills, tools, and learning opportunities they need to positively impact employee performance.


Asila is committed to allyship in action. She serves on the national Board of the Autism Society and is interested in employment for adults with autism. She is also an Advisory Board member of birdSEED Foundation, which provides down payment grants to first-time Black and Brown homeowners in Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia.

Educational Background and Certifications

Asila earned her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from UC Berkeley, and she holds PHR and SHRM-CP Human Resources certifications. She is a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), an Associate Certified Coach (ACC), and a Certified Inclusion Coach (CIC). She is certified in DiSC, TILT True Personality Profile Assessment, Multidimensional Inventory for Personal Intelligence™(MIPI), 360 feedback, and the Emotional & Social Competency Inventory Assessment (ESCI) – an emotional intelligence based 360 feedback assessment. Asila is also a davidji Certified Masters of Wisdom & Meditation teacher.

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