Deiadre Rauch

Deiadre has spent two-thirds of her career living and working internationally. She maintains a truly global perspective, bolstered by assignments in London, Kuala Lumpur, Brussels and elsewhere around the world. She has over 30 years of experience working as a leader both domestically and internationally.

With a degree in Materials Science Engineering from Purdue University, Deiadre is a structured thinker. She is keenly interested in how the way we think impacts how we feel and what we do as leaders. Deiadre’s unique blend of business experience, cultural awareness, and a love of helping people to get what they want out of life, prompted her pursuit of coaching as a profession.

She completed the Leadership Coaching Program at the Institute for Transformational Leadership (ITL) from Georgetown University and founded her company, TFD Leadership Coaching, in 2013. She has also received her Certificate in Facilitation and her Polarities and Paradox Certification from Georgetown ITL. She is an International Coaching Federation Professional Certified Coach (PCC). Deiadre is a certified Master Coach in The Leadership Profile 360 Assessment, Culture Survey and Leadership Systems. She is also certified in the Emotional and Social Competency Inventory (ESCI) and the Myer’s Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).

Prior to founding TFD Leadership Coaching, Deiadre held various leadership and management roles at ExxonMobil for the first 12 years of her career. She then held leadership roles with the American Chamber of Commerce of Malaysia, the American Club of Malaysia, the US Chamber of Commerce’s Brussels Office, and the International School of Brussels.

Deiadre has coached clients at the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, ExxonMobil, the Peace Corps, the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Reserve, the Department of Transportation, the Federal Aviation Agency and The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, among others. She treats each of her clients as a unique individual and develops a customized coaching plan to help them find their authentic leadership style.

Deiadre is a founding member and past Co-President of the Georgetown ITL Network, a non-profit which provides services to graduates and faculty of the GU Institute for Transformational Leadership. Deiadre is also on the Adjunct Faculty at The Institute for Transformational Leadership.

Deiadre lives in Northern Virginia, traveling when she gets the chance and enjoying her friends and family, while also continually developing her own most authentic leadership style. As a lifelong learner in search of deeper meaning in all areas of her life, she just finished her 500-hour yoga teacher training at Beloved Yoga and is pondering what learning opportunity will be next!

Coaching Specialties


Growing your leadership by working from your internal operating system to find your authentic leadership style
Making transitions from Manager to Leader; or from Leader to C-Suite, with a specialty on helping people develop the “soft” skills of leadership
Finding your vision and purpose in life

Vertical Growth

Work, life and personal life transitions
Improving communication
Dealing with difficult people


Leadership Development Programs
Team Building and Development


Deeper instruction in coaching practices and coaching tools

The Slow Awakening of Being Aware

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Intercultural “sameness” versus “difference”

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Deiadre is an outstanding coach. She has an extraordinary ability to guide executive level thinking about core management functions that quite literally determine the success or failure of small non-profit companies. Deiadre combined her long-time experience in both corporate and non-profit environments, to help me develop strategies to maximize productivity among support staff and reward excellence among my management team. She is highly professional and an absolute delight to work with.

Ellen O'Neill

Executive Director, Atlantic Seaboard Dyslexia Education Center

When it comes to anything and everything to do with Leadership Circle Profile (LCP), Deiadre is simply THE BEST. She is a highly effective leadership coach, as well as has deep competency in this world class 360 assessment. She knows how to help leaders turn insights provides by LCP into actions that dramatically improves leadership effectiveness. Whenever I have any questions about LCP, Deiadre is the one I turn to. In addition, Deiadre is truly a joy to work with and she is always fully committed to clients success.

Vinay Kumar, PCC

Executive & Leadership Coach, Author, Vistage Speaker

Inspiring! As the co-founder and co-President of the ITL Network, Deiadre inspired me and our fellow board members to launch the ITL Network with an ambitious vision and flawless execution. With her enthusiasm, we raised 40% more in launch funds than we hoped, enabling us deliver a highly successful, inaugural conference in 2019. I especially appreciate Deiadre’s positivity, bold vision, and co-creative energy. Her leadership definitely brought out my best.

Cathy Carroll

President, Legacy Onward / Co-President of the ITL Network

In my role as the Vice President of Human Resources for a 650 million dollar multi national pipeline services company, I needed to find a leadership coach for our COO who was on track to ascend to the CEO position in two years. Deiadre was the perfect fit for the assignment. Her education and training as an engineer who understands process thinking, her results orientation, her warmth, affinity for people and coaching skills all combine to make her uniquely qualified to coach leaders of all types.

Michael Dill

Vice President, Human Resources

“At the Center of your Being, you have the answer; you know who you are and what you want.”

-Lao Tzu