Madeline McNeely

Madeline conditions leaders and organizations to do meaningful work for decades as a multi-sector, interdisciplinary leader. She is a master level coach, a coach’s coach, consultant, facilitator, trainer and faculty member with over 25 years of experience.  Her clients, ranging from former gang members, youth workers, surgeons to C-Suite executives, come from the non-profit, government and corporate sectors.  Madeline has coached and consulted to over 100 corporate and non-profit organizations, small businesses and leaders.

Madeline’s leadership experience includes Managing Director at The Tracing Center, the educational non-profit based on the Emmy nominated documentary, Traces of the Trade and as Co-Program Director of City Year Boston overseeing 300 corps members and many staff.  Organizational areas of expertise include culture change, leadership and organizational development, equity-based strategic planning, team building and group dynamics, executive transitions, facilitation and collaboration skills, executive leadership and career coaching, supervision, community and board development, meeting mastery, communication, leadership and neuroscience, Conversational Intelligence and Open-Space Technology. At Harvard Extension School, Madeline teaches Nonprofit Leadership and Community Engagement in their graduate management program and teaches Leadership Coaching Strategies in the Professional Development Program of their Division of Continuing Education. Madeline has also taught at the master’s level at Lesley University and Temple University.

She researched, co-wrote and edited over 15 articles capturing organizational best practices for one of her clients, YouthBuild USA. She keynoted at Wentworth Institute for Technology’s Women’s Leadership Conference and has co-authored “Investing in Your Leadership: the KEY to Investing in Your Business” published in the New England Women’s Business Owner’s Journal.

Madeline’s work is grounded in somatics, sufficiency (leading from ‘what is enough?’), and equity and inclusion principles/practices. As an organizer, Madeline is a founding member of Trinity Church Boston’s Anti-Racism Team.  She and 22 parishioners are leading a multi-decade institutional anti-racism cultural change process.  She was a board officer for the Rutland Corner Foundation, a philanthropic foundation, for over 10 years.  She envisioned and implemented an inclusion initiative. During the course of Madeline’s leadership, the board changed from being led by all upper-middle class white women to being led primarily by women of color who represent the constituents the foundation supported.

Madeline’s work is informed by certifications in both Conversational Intelligence (C-IQ) and Leadership Embodiment and by Robert Gass’s the Art of Transformational Consulting. Madeline has a BA in Development Studies from Lewis and Clark College and has an M Ed from Temple University where she studied dance, cultural studies and social justice education. She is a certified Integral Yoga instructor and partner yoga teacher.  Madeline lives in the Boston area and has an elementary age daughter.  She loves gardening, raising a racially conscious white child, being with close friends and is an active member of her daughter’s school parent teacher organization.