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Richard B. Hancock, ma, bcc, pcc, gpcc™


Richard (Rick) is an experienced organizational consultant and board-certified executive coach, specializing in the areas of executive coaching, team and board development, and conflict management.  His work builds on the skills of emotional intelligence, with an emphasis on helping leaders work with resistance. 

He is a veteran group facilitator and has participated in many large-group and whole-systems interventions, with such diverse results as the creation of a first-ever strategic plan for a Federal Agency and the establishment of self-managing teams for a National Corporation.

Committed to applying his experience to help others create more dynamic and effective organizations, Richard has worked in a variety of industries, including Not-for-Profit, Academic, Federal and Financial.   Representative accomplishments include:

  • Ongoing individual coaching and group facilitation in emotional intelligence skills for senior leadership within a large University Foundation, resulting in resolution of inter-personal and inter-departmental conflicts.

  • Working with senior management and staff of a major Not-for-Profit organization to identify obstacles to communication and designing and facilitating working sessions, resulting in increased teamwork, and improved communication and greater productivity.

  • Coaching senior management through inter-personal conflict in a University Human Resources Department.

  • Coaching key management of a Financial Institution in leadership skills for success in an entrepreneurial work environment.

Rick has more than 20 years of senior management experience in the Not-for-Profit sector.  For ten years he was in senior management at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC, where his accomplishments include working with a variety of constituents, including boards of directors and national trustees, to develop and implement policies, procedures and long-range strategic plans; fundraising, contract negotiations, collective bargaining, and recruitment and hiring of staff.  He currently serves on the faculty of both the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland, an organization devoted to the innovative application of Gestalt theory and methodology to professional and personal growth, and the Organizational Change and Change Leadership Program at Georgetown University.


Rick holds a Professional Coaching Certification (PCC), Board Coaching Certification (BCC) and Gestalt Professional Coaching Certification (GPCC). He has degrees and certificates from University of North Carolina, University of Tennessee, Georgetown University, Gestalt Institute of Cleveland and Gestalt International Study Center. Rick is certified in a variety of 360° feedback and assessment instruments, including the Emotional Competency Inventory (ECI), Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI) and FIRO-B®.

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