Makeda Brown

Makeda Brown

5.0 · 3 Reviews

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Women New Grads Managers Executives Entry Level Career Changers

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I am a former HR Executive for Pharma, Technology & Food Services. My approach will help you align your values & purpose to your career.

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Makeda specializes in the coaching and development of leaders who have potential to assume critical leadership roles within large organizations. In addition to her Coaching work, Makeda leads an independent leadership and talent optimization firm.

As a former Executive HR 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 emerging leaders to assume critical roles and to lead productive teams.

Makeda holds a Master of Science degree in Human Resources Development from Villanova University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the Pennsylvania State University. She also holds certifications as a Certified Professional Coach (iPEC), Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner (iPEC), Talent Optimization Consultant (Predictive Index) and as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (Society of Human Resource Management).

Makeda is an active member of several business and people strategy organizations including the Philadelphia Society of People and Strategy (PSPS), the Association of Talent Development and the International Coach Federation. She serves on the talent management and human capital committees for PSPS and Beacon Networking for Life.


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. She is also certified in other psychometric behavioral assessment tools.


Makeda’s coaching and consulting highlights include work across industries in organization development; talent management; leadership development and change management. She has partnered with individual leaders and organizations during major transformation. Makeda applies her business acumen and enterprise level thinking to deliver people strategies that align with the long-term company strategy and enable business results.


  • Executive Coaching & Assessment
  • Leadership Development
  • Emerging Leader & Diverse Talent Development
  • Team Building
  • New Leader Assimilation & On-Boarding
  • Energy Leadership Coaching
  • Talent Optimization
  • Career Transition Coaching


Angela Nibbs

· 06/22/20 · Subscriber

Outstanding. Insightful. Extremely motivating! I love her approach and can't wait to see where this all lands!

Brittinee Phillips

· 05/19/20 · Coaching Intro

Asked me questions I hadn't thought of yet and shared details of how coaching with her would be structured.


· 12/16/19 · Coaching Intro

Great conversation, it was extremely productive. Makeda provided a well thought out approach with flexibility and a willingness to go the extra mile right out of the gate. I look forward to working with her and the hiredclub.