Inspiring a journey of learning and development through coaching and consulting.
Walter J. Crawford
Walter J. Crawford, ACC is an executive and leadership coach, and owner of Crawford Corner Coaching and Consulting, located in the Washington, DC metro area.
As a former c-level executive within DC government, Walter brings to his coaching insights over twenty years of human resources and operations leadership in both the public and private sector. As a leadership coach, Walter partners with leaders on all levels in local governments, non-profits, and mid to large size organizations to inspire a journey of learning and development using an open minded and goal-oriented approach.
Walter is particularly skilled at coaching and advising senior executives, coaching mid-level managers who are moving into new leadership roles, leading change management efforts and motivating teams. With his calming and direct approach, Walter is able to guide and inspire leaders to maximize their abilities to achieve their goals and optimal decision-making. He brings wisdom and a keen insight into leadership and learning.
Clients often cite Walter’s years of human resource and operational experience, knowledge and facilitation of leadership development training, experience in strategic management, organizational structure, process improvements, and his ability to lead with his heart while achieving results, as a key reason he is a trusted coach and advisor.
Over the course of his career, Walter has worked in multiple high-profile organizations within the District of Columbia government, in addition to Hilton Worldwide. Walter is certified by the International Coach Federation (ICF) and a Certified Practitioner of the Leadership Circle Profile 360 assessment. He holds an M.B.A., is a nationally Certified Public Manager with a Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma.
Certifications and Training:
International Coach Federation (ICF)
Leadership Circle Profile 360 Certified Practitioner
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Certified Public Manager (CPM)
Green Belt Lean Six Sigma
Executive & Leadership Coaching
Embrace your best professional life
Whether it's professional growth, leadership development, office politics, or work life balance, as your coach I am here to support and guide you to your best and most satisfying outcome.
Guidance & Inspiration
Do you feel like you are always adding new tasks to your to-do list but never crossing anything off? Or want to move up in your organization, but not sure how to? Through coaching we will create a path that inspires you to achieve your professional goals.
Maximize the strengths and potential of your teams and organization.
To best serve your customers, is the structure of your organization properly aligned, is your mission statement current, are you maximizing the full potential of your staff?
Since beginning my journey as a coach, I have helped my clients discover effective approaches to accomplishing their goals and manage the challenges in their lives and professions. Below you can see what clients have to say about their experience with me as their coach, and contact me today to schedule your own session.
I had the pleasure of working with Walter regarding leadership coaching. I was assessing my career trajectory and thought a coach would be an additional resource and I believe It was time and money well spent.
We initially agreed to six sessions. However, it was such a positive experience, I decided to extend it to four additional sessions. I have done professional coaching before, but this was different. Walter does Ontological Coaching, which considers how the body, emotions and language influence our decision making. The sessions, using this approach, made me see and think about things from a very different perspective, where I wasn’t being told what to do but finding those answers for myself. It was great!
The sessions helped me develop some revised strategies and goals about my career. This included a reframed timeline and a renewed recognition of my strengths regarding my goals. I am now pursuing opportunities that I probably never would have considered prior to our sessions together.
I believe that no matter how far one advances in her career, coaching is always a good investment. I am glad I chose Walter for this iteration and recommend his services without hesitation
D. W. Regional Program Director
I met Walter through a mutual friend that i trust implicitly. Being unaware of what to expect from a professional coach I was originally confused on how to ask for help. What Walter provided over a year's time was not the answer to how i need help, but rather the consistent and insightful inquiry and understanding of how to help myself. His effectiveness lies wonderfully in his ability synthesize information into a credible plan of action.
What started out as an earnest curiosity, for me, transformed into an eye-opening feeling of gratitude that continuously reminds me of how special i can be if i truly want to make a difference. That feeling alone is worth it's weight in gold. If you want to take away one thing- it's good to ask for help, but you have to get over your own personal hurdles to benefit from a genuinely positive coaching experience.
P.C. Artist, Carpenter, Husband, Father
Very recently (summer 2019), I was a participant at a number of leadership development sessions. Coaching was one such component and Walter Crawford was my Leadership Coach. Although I was new to coaching, intellectually, I understood the concept. The question for me was “what did I want to get out of the experience”? The genius of Walter, in hours of conversation, began to pull that out of me. With the necessary seriousness that he brought to the process and the requisite professional disposition, my clarity of purpose started to develop. There are still a lot of desired business outcomes to figure out and Walter has put me on a path where my discerning ability is now more acutely alert. It took his masterful skill of listening and provoking the right questions, to draw out the critical elements that I needed to get to this point. The summer coaching sessions were very worthwhile. Thank you, Walter.
T.E. Ph.D, Program Administrator
"A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there."