Professional  Development

  • Academic Leadership
  • Building a Mindful Career
  • Coaching for Pre-tenure Success
  • Communication and Conflict   
  • Developing and Managing Others
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Group/Peer Coaching Groups
  • Skills for Emerging Leaders

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 

  • Awareness & Cultural Humility
  • Bystander Intervention
  • Gender Equity
  • Implicit Bias & Intersectionality
  • LGBTQ+ (SafeZone)
  • Recruitment and Retention
  • Search Committee Training
  • White Fragility & Antiracism

We specialize in making complex topics accessible through collaborative learning with customized workshops and coaching.


Amanda Shaffer, 

​Founder and Principal 

​​​Shaffer Coaching, LLC is a small consulting group based in Washington DC that is dedicated to advancing equity, inclusion, and social progress.

With 16+ years of experience providing facilitation, coaching, and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) education we bring a seasoned and thoughtful perspective to professional development.

Our interactive workshopsare customized to provide concrete outcomes and tools to empower clients to pursue sustainable professional and organizational growth.​

Using a holistic, results-based approach infused with mindfulness and anchored in gestalt theory, our coaching provides insight, guidance, accountability, and resources to help our clients and teams develop actionable steps to achieve their goals. 

Emotional intelligence (EQ) and Appreciative Inquiry (AI),  both collaborative, strengths-based approaches, are cornerstones of the approachable, skill-building sessions we design and deliver.

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