Deirdre Danahar, MSW, MPH, LICSW, PCC
Social + Emotional Intelligence Certified Coach®
InMotion Consulting & Coaching
For Entrepreneurs, Business Leaders and Creative Professionals
Deirdre Danahar is a business and leadership coach and consultant who guides entrepreneurs, business leaders and professionals as they transform themselves, their people and their company culture.
Download an overview of how I help executives, business leaders and entrepreneurs respond successfully and proactively as their organization changes and grows.
Who Deirdre Works With
Deirdre’s client roster reaches north to Wisconsin, west to Washington state and east to Massachusetts. Local clients include an award-winning graphic design firm in Ridgeland, Mississippi, and the Mangia Bene Restaurant Group in Jackson, Mississippi. Other clients include lawyers, health care providers, business owners, executives and motivated people who want to move from the corporate world to the entrepreneurial world.
Deirdre's coaching clients benefit from her years of successful experience. She's guided multi-staff, multi-contract teams; worked on both large-scale and small-scale projects; and managed seven-figure budgets. She also draws on her experience in human psychology, motivation, workplace culture and group dynamics.
Credentials, Recognition, Affiliations
Deirdre began coaching in 2002 and is an accredited coach through the International Coach Federation. She is also a Social + Emotional Intelligence Certified Coach® through the Institute for Social + Emotional Intelligence®.
BA in Psychology, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
MSW (Master of Social Work degree), Tulane University
MPH (Master of Public Health degree), Tulane University
LICSW (Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker), Massachusetts and Mississippi
PCC (Coaching Accreditation), International Coach Federation
S+EI Certified Coach®, Institute for Social + Emotional Intelligence®
Co-Chair, Leadership Madison County program, 2014 - 2016
Supervisor for Professional Life Coaching program, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2013 - August 2016
Named one of Mississippi's "50 Leading Business Women," 2012
Member, Leadership Madison County, Class of 2012
Featured monthly guest on Jackson Mississippi's morning television show, Fox 40 AM, 2011 - 2012
Contributing writer, Jackson Free Press and BOOM Jackson, 2011 - present
Profiled in "Deirdre Danahar, Life Coach," Portico Jackson
Profiled in "Get a Life", Find It In Fondren
Profiled in "Business Coach: It's My Job", The Clarion-Ledger
Member, International Coach Federation
Member, National Association of Social Workers
Member, Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership
Member, Madison Business League and Foundation
Member, Madison County Chamber of Commerce
Coaching, Consulting and Speaking Engagements
Millsaps College Else School of Management EMBA Program
Center for Mississippi Health Policy*
Women's Foundation of Mississippi*
Jackson Free Press*
University of Mississippi Medical School Division of Information Services*
Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership, Leadership Greater Jackson
Metro Jackson YMCA
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi*
Iowa Department of Public Health*
Oklahoma Department of Health*
Mangia Bene Restaurant Management Group*
Madison County Chamber of Commerce*
PMI, Central Mississippi Chapter
AIDS Help Key West
Mississippi Association of REALTORS Leadership Program
SMART Conference, Jackson State University
University of Mississippi Medical Center, AETC
Cherokee Nation Behavioral Health Services, Oklahoma
Professional Women's Association, Jackson, Mississippi*
Mississippi Department of Mental Health, Annual Conference for Addiction Professionals
Mastermind groups and more
*more than once
On the Personal Side
Deirdre, a transplanted New Englander, is based in Jackson, Mississippi, where she lives with her college professor husband, a sweet yellow dog and an alarmingly large cat.
She is an avid ballroom dancer, garden enthusiast, travel bug and proud auntie to a slew of great kids.