Didier Sylvain is an experienced life alignment coach and consultant specializing in leadership effectiveness, team facilitation, personal development and thought leadership strategy. Through his private practice, he leverages his training in intentional change theory, appreciative inquiry, adaptive strategy and somatics to develop customized approaches to his client’s individual coaching and leadership development needs.
Didier has coached and served as a leadership consultant in a variety of fields including telecom, media and entertainment, labor, healthcare, electoral politics, education, philanthropy, and the social sector. He has worked with numerous teams to facilitate effective team alignment and capacity building, helping those teams grow and deliver powerfully on their missions. Throughout his career, he has worked with and through Good Wolf Group, Deloitte Consulting, Verizon Media, Echoing Green, The James Beard Foundation, and the Campaign for Black Male Achievement. Didier has also coached and taught on leadership at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Notre Dame.
Didier holds a B.A. in Economics from Boston College and a M.S. in Public Policy and Management, with a concentration in social entrepreneurship, from Carnegie Mellon University. He has completed post-graduate studies in Adaptive Leadership and Embodied Leadership, was trained in Co-Active Coaching at CTI, is certified to administer and debrief The Leadership Circle 360 assessment, and is a certified practitioner of sound healing and qigong. Didier was also selected for the Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs and is currently completing his Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology at Columbia University.
With a voracious mind and an impactful presence, Didier continues to explore ways to apply his academic and creative background to his work with others. He is committed to advancing collective struggles towards equity and unity worldwide.
2021 Trustee Education Institute
Posted on March 9, 2021 by Isabel Nogueira, Alyson Wise, Jumi Falusi, Milton Speid, Emily Kaiser, Adrian Ruiz, Lisa Jackson, Priscilla Enriquez, Dorothy Gardner, Regan Pritzker
20th Anniversary Symposium: Imagining the Future of Family Philanthropy
Posted on September 13, 2018 by Virginia M. Esposito, Carol S. Larson, Ayelet Baron, Sierra Clark, A. Sparks, Didier Sylvain, Farhad Ebrahimi, Kelly Chopus, Richard Woo, Mary Mountcastle
Imagining the Future: Pursuing Excellence in Family Philanthropy
Posted on March 15, 2018 by Didier Sylvain, Jason Born
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