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Multicultural Coaching is a small minority and woman-owned consulting firm that provides leadership development and policy research services. We contract with businesses, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies. We are registered with the U.S. federal government's System for Award Management and the State of Michigan Vendor Self Service. 

Based in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, Multicultural Coaching supports organizations around the world and has led international projects with partners in Bangladesh, China, Kenya, Jordan, Mali, and the United States.

We are here to help you to serve others. Schedule a free, 20-minute discovery call to get started.


Multicultural Coaching is a trusted ally and the source of premier coaching and consulting services for charitable projects around the world.


We develop people, programs, and policies to improve children's quality of life and create a more loving world. 

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Advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion is the cornerstone of our work. We are certified diversity executives and qualified
administrators of several assessment tools, including the Intercultural Developmental Inventory which is used to achieve international and domestic diversity and
inclusion goals.


We specialize in refugee resettlement and immigrant integration. We stay abreast of policy decisions affecting humanitarian populations in the United States and have a vast network of contacts in federal, state,
and local governments, national and local resettlement agencies, ethnic community based organizations, and researchers.


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Owner & Executive Coach

Essey is an executive coach who specializes in diversity, equity and inclusion, change management and resilience. Rooted in her core values of compassion, courage, and wisdom, Essey helps mid-level and senior executive leaders navigate personal, organizational, environmental, and cultural shifts. She is certified by the International Coaching Federation and an Official Member of Forbes Coaches Council. Essey is recognized as a Certified Diversity Executive® by the Institute for Diversity Certification and authorized to administer various leadership assessment tools including the Intercultural Development Inventory and the Leadership Circle Profile. She is a member of the International Coaching Federation and the International Association of Facilitators. As a foundational principle to her approach, Essey marries leadership theory with real-life experiences and practical application. She has over 20 years of experience leading teams and initiatives, including her federal post as Regional Administrator at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She now directs Multicultural Coaching, a boutique coaching and consulting firm in the greater Washington D.C. area, where she offers individual, team, and group coaching; custom consulting; meeting design and facilitation; keynote addresses; leadership training; and policy research. She has conducted research in Kenya, Rwanda, and the United States and authored several reports and articles on immigrant integration. She has also created training and technical assistance tools to support youth development programs in Bangladesh, China, Kenya, Jordan, and Mali and human services programs across the United States. Essey is a former licensed therapist with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from James Madison University and a master’s degree in social work from Temple University.

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