InMotion Consulting & Coaching

Deirdre Danahar – High Performing People and Team Coach| Consultant | Speaker

Helping busy professionals with complex lives
Expand their career potential
Bring their best-of-self traits to their fullest potential
Lead with integrity and inspiration
Find work-life flow

Lead. Grow. Flow.

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.

Photo by Brice Media

Photo by Brice Media

Your best work emanates from the intersection between your individual character, in particular your signature strengths, and the strategic, operational and interpersonal skills you hone. In that intersection are your best-of-self traits. I work with professionals to identify, develop and strategically apply their best-of-self traits to bring more focus to work, problem solve and increase productivity in meaningful, lasting ways. The results include expanding your career potential, leading effectively and with integrity and finding work-life flow

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. 

I understand the complexities of corporate work (and life) because I’ve been there. Before coaching, I worked in a variety of positions, from line staff to lead management roles, in both large and small organizations.

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. 

You have the choice to challenge yourself to continue to develop as a professional at any stage of your career. Working with an experienced coach helps you set daring goals, maximize strengths, understand the obstacles you face, eliminate barriers, improve your business results and achieve your professional and personal aspirations more quickly than on your own.

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

The diversity of my work and background makes for a rich experience for both my clients and myself. I am able to draw on ever-deepening knowledge to help my clients find the right insights or resources to resolve issues.

“I am fascinated by what makes people work really well, even in the face of change or challenge. There is almost always an answer to How can we make this better? I adore helping people and organizations find their answers to this question.

Coaching, Consulting and Speaking Engagements
C Spire
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
DREAM, Inc.*
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.

I’ve had a lifelong love affair with dance. When you create a partnership that produces artful results, you have a reserve of energy and creativity to draw on while in motion. That’s how I think of my work with clients - a partnership that connects their best-of-self traits to meaningful, creative experiences.

Copyright 2013-2015 by Deirdre Danahar; Images by Brice Media
InMotion Consulting and Coaching, Jackson MS, 601-362-8288