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Eric Woodard, EdD, PCC

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Eric Woodard, EdD, PCC
High-Performance Coach 

Eric believes the opportunity to break through limiting beliefs toward higher levels of aliveness, impact, and connection is available to everyone and it’s available to you. Across a full spectrum of disciplines, he has helped individuals, teams, and organizations knock down these sorts of barriers to elevate performance at all levels of government, business, non-profits, higher education, cultural organizations, international civil society, and more.


He has helped thousands reach higher levels in work and life around Presidents and Princes, Senators and Scientists, Deans and Diplomats, CEOs and Consultants, Entrepreneurs and Explorers. For over 25 years Eric served at the White House, on Capitol Hill, in the U.S. State Department, and at the Smithsonian Institution. He has travelled or worked in over 70 countries, completed 9 marathons, logged 1500+ hours underwater, and is the author of 4 books including Your Last Day of School and The Ultimate Guide to Internships.


Eric has deep expertise and experience coaching individuals and groups on a range of topics including resilience, productivity, inclusion, balance, trust, communication, focus, clarity, energy, courage, influence, caregiving, intuition, career growth, spirituality, presence, physiology, relationships, stress, belief, vulnerability, confidence, purpose, integrity, and power.


At both the individual and organizational level, Eric’s trauma-informed coaching is buoyed by fluency in all major theories of culture, change, learning, and leadership. Driven by positivity, authenticity, humor, and storytelling, Eric’s coaching leverages the power of context, emotions, values, and the unconscious mind. His coaching also relies on distinctions of agreement vs expectation, you vs them, style vs substance, depth vs breadth, serving vs pleasing, owner vs victim, empathy vs assertion, showing vs telling, commitment vs intention, professional vs social, and responsibility vs control.  


Eric holds a diploma from the International School of Bangkok, a B.A. in Biology from the University of Missouri, an M.A. in International Affairs from George Washington University, and an Ed.D. in Human and Organizational Learning from George Washington University where he researched the nature of internships that develop soft skills.

He is recognized as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) by the International Coaching Federation (ICF). He also holds certifications as both a Distinguished Fellow Coach and a Group Coach by BetterUp, and as an Executive Leadership Coach for Organizational Performance (LCOP) by American University. Eric is also recognized as an active IDC Staff Scuba Instructor by the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI).


Eric is the founder of Win At Work, an enterprise commissioned to help people realize more of their full potential in work and life. He lives in Alexandria, VA with his amazing wife Keri and their 4 fantastic kids.

What We Do

Diverse executive/leadership coaching and advanced coach training across the corporate, government, non-profit, and higher education sectors spanning the globe.

Diverse executive/leadership coaching and advanced coach training across the corporate, government, non-profit, and higher education sectors spanning the globe.

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