Hilary Joel

Washington DC Metro Area

Hilary is an executive coach and consultant with 25 years of experience across numerous industries. She partners with the leadership and management of nonprofits, businesses, and government organizations to help them advance toward their own definitions of professional and organizational effectiveness more deeply, sustainably and quickly than they can on their own. Her insightful approach to coaching is informed by her consulting experience in diverse organizations and her skills as a strategist. In addition to one-on-one coaching, Hilary also works with teams and boards, facilitating customized work sessions, leadership development programs, and retreats. Prior to coaching, Hilary was a Principal at consulting firm, American Management Systems (acquired by CGI). She also worked at Booz Allen and as an independent strategy consultant. For consulting clients that included product, technology and service businesses, she focused on strategic planning, organizational effectiveness and management best practices. Hilary received her BA degree, from Princeton University and her MBA from Harvard Business School, where she graduated as a Baker Scholar and was invited to write case studies as a Research Fellow. She is accredited as a PCC coach with the ICF and completed the Georgetown University Leadership Coaching Program. She is certified in the administration of MBTI, the ESCI 360 (Emotional and Social Competency Inventory) and The Leadership Circle 360-feedback tool. Hilary is a founder and former Board Chair of Compass, a consortium of MBA alumni who provide pro bono management consulting to nonprofits. She currently serves on the board and advises several nonprofits.


“I found the coaching with Hilary to be the most long-term useful/impactful part of our in-house 3-year leadership program. Two specific “aha moments” stand out as very valuable, and I’m not sure I would have stumbled across either of the insights without Hilary’s coaching.” – Chief Scientist, National Research Organization




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“I still regularly do handstands and one-handed cartwheels — a carry-over from younger days as a gymnast.”