Towanna Burrous

Dr. Towanna Burrous is a distinguished best-selling author, ICF professional certified coach (PCC), and the President of the CoachDiversity Institute, based in Washington, DC. With a mission to empower diverse communities through executive coaching, Dr. Burrous is a sought-after executive coach whose expertise has been honed through 28 years of experience in the federal government and private sector.

As the driving force behind the organization’s vision, strategy, and direction, Dr. Burrous leads a team at CoachDiversity that provides training and curriculum for aspiring coaches and offers customized diversity and leadership programs for corporate and individual clients. Her background spans various industries, including business executives, sales, and IT professionals.

With a focus on delivering custom keynotes, executive coaching, DEI, and leadership training, Dr. Burrous assists organizations in equipping their leaders and key contributors with the skills necessary to thrive in today’s demanding business landscape. Leveraging her extensive knowledge, she helps businesses develop corporate strategies that yield tangible bottom-line results.

As a trusted partner and problem solver, Dr. Burrous has helped numerous clients address challenges in employee morale, retention, engagement, and training in a post-recession world. Her impressive academic background includes a Doctorate of Education and a Master of Science in Education from the University of Pennsylvania, a Doctorate of Divinity from Elbon-Solutions College of Ministry, and a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Howard University.

Under her leadership, CoachDiversity Institute has achieved remarkable success, ranking No. 524 on the 2021 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States. Dr. Towanna Burrous continues to be a trailblazer in the world of executive coaching, transforming lives and organizations through her passion and dedication.