Makeda Brown

Makeda Brown

Location: Stamford, CT


Makeda specializes in Professional and Leadership development. As an Executive Coach, she dedicates herself to helping individual leaders as well as teams unleash their potential to create value and achieve results. She has helped individual contributors and leaders accelerate their ability to navigate their professional journey, embrace their authenticity and manage change.

Makeda believes that coaching is a powerful partnership that drives professional and personal growth for her clients. Clients find Makeda to be very insightful and inspiring. Her natural drive and appreciation of learning are reflected in the unwavering support she provides to her clients. Her formula for client success includes aligning purpose and values in a manner that drives results. Makeda is trained in Energy Leadership Coaching, a methodology that positively influences and supports constructive change in individual perspectives, emotional reactions, and behavior patterns of leaders, employees, and organizations.

Prior to her Coaching journey, Makeda was an Executive Human Resources leader. Makeda has several years of experience developing and delivering talent strategies that maximize business results. Makeda advised and partnered directly with Senior Executives in R&D, Sales & Marketing, Manufacturing, and Corporate Functions (Finance, IT, Compliance, Strategy, HR, Legal) across global organizations in the Pharmaceutical, Technology and Food/Hospitality industries. She also served as the Global Succession Planning leader for a large, multi-national company. In this role, she facilitated the accelerated development required to ready diverse leadership talent to assume critical roles and to lead productive teams.

Niche Areas of Expertise

  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Leaders in Transition
  • Team Effectiveness
  • Women & Leadership
  • HR Advisory
  • Career Development
  • Executive Presence

Industry Experience

  • Consumer Packaged Goods
  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Education
  • Chemicals
  • Electric Power & Natural Gas
  • Healthcare Systems & Services
  • Financial Services
  • High Tech
  • Hospitality
  • Manufacturing


  • English


  • Pennsylvania State University - BS, Business Management
  • Villanova University - MS, Human Resource Development


  • Hogan
  • 360 Interview
  • DiSC
  • The Predictive Index
  • IDI
  • ExPI

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