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Brenda Baird

Brenda Baird

Executive Leadership Coach

Brenda Baird partners with top-performing leaders and C-suite executives to help them achieve clarity and chart a path to an envisioned future. To do so, she creates a rapport with her clients through a balance of a warm presence, challenging encouragement and a direct approach. Moreover, she motivates clients to reach further to maximize their talent advantage. Drawing on her strategic thinking, insight and experience as a savvy business leader and talent development executive, Baird helps her clients focus on their strengths, so they can elevate their performance and achieve lasting, transformative results.

Baird coaches top-performing leaders across the management spectrum in health care, higher education, retail, associations, and government, including technology, engineering, finance, operations, marketing and human resources. Before joining the professional coaching industry, she spent 15 years as president and CEO of Mobile Communications Corporation and then eight years as director of learning and development for a global pharmaceutical company. Baird serves as president of the International Coaching Federation – Tennessee Chapter and is an executive coach at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, coaching Executive MBA Students. A frequent panelist and speaker on subjects of leadership development, Baird has been the recipient of the ATHENA International Leadership Award.


Graduate & Executive Education