Abby Locke

“When you decide to stop playing small, your life and your world begin to evolve.” 

Abby Locke is a distinguished global career expert, executive coach, and personal brand strategist who intimately understands the significance of breaking free from one’s comfort zone. 

With an impressive background spanning over two decades in personal and career development, Abby is resolutely committed to assisting individuals in uncovering their distinctive strengths and realizing their leadership potential. Her consulting work has traversed diverse industries, making a substantial impact on professionals within esteemed organizations such as Lockheed Martin, Google, Disney, Gucci, Dell EMC, Bank of America, Boeing, NBC Universal, Ingersoll-Rand, and Coca-Cola. In her diverse roles, she offered coaching and career advancement solutions to a diverse workforce, including executive women, senior managers, and emerging leaders.

Abby Locke’s extensive experience and unwavering commitment equip her to guide professionals in embracing change and realizing their full potential, both in their careers and in life. Her expertise and thought leadership have earned her recognition in prominent media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Essence Magazine,, Channel USA-9, and BBC Capital.

Coaching Highlights

Abby’s coaching approach is practical and personalized with strategies to meet your specific goals. She offers valuable insights into enhancing organizational performance, enabling you to excel in your desired role and fostering diverse and inclusive environments that benefit both you and your organization. Abby possesses a deep understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities that accompany an extensive career history, allowing her to guide you in leveraging this experience to your advantage.

Work Experience

Executive & Career Coach, PWS, LLC

Talent Development Advisor, Department of State (pending)

Career Development Advisor, NSA

Senior Career Coach, Department of State (contract)

Senior Career Coach, NASA (contract)

Senior Career Management Coach, Department of Labor (contract)

Leadership Career Consultant, Business & Professional Women Foundation

Certifications and Education

Certified Career Management Coach for The Academies

Certified Executive and Leadership Development Coach (ICF Approved Training Program) from The Academies

Certified Practitioner of the MBTI Step 1 and Step II Instruments from Myers-Briggs Company

Strong Certified Practitioner from Myers-Briggs Company

Certified Professional Diversity Coach from Coach Diversity Institute

MBA from Boston University

Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from Clark University