An expert in inspiring excellence and advancing potential, Coleen McCray, PCC is a Certified Executive/Leadership Coach with The Paragon Coaching Group and is most passionate about developing leaders and assisting seasoned leaders in path formation to their goals. Leveraging a unique blend of professional training in business, psychology and coaching with over 30 years of leadership experience in Information Technology/Financial Services, Coleen works with clients to successfully adjust to a new position, obtain a promotion or change in desired career path and/or prepare for expansion of responsibilities.
By asking thought-provoking questions and offering practical, real-world experience, she acts as a “thought partner” to help clients gain clarity, shift thinking and develop targeted strategies necessary to drive positive and measurable change in behavior in themselves, their organizations and their teams. Coleen coaches leaders from the Manager/Director level up to the C-level. She is a Founding Member of Powersource Coaching Program for Women In Technology International (WITI) and an Executive Coach with the CIO Executive Council.
In VP and Director roles in the financial services and law firm software industries, Coleen led the realignment of software development organizations to meet product demand and built trusted organizations that engendered cooperation and genuine alliances between IS organizations and their stakeholders needed to achieve maximized value-based results. An expert bridge builder, Coleen has directed Acquisition Integrations at Inmar where she led a corporate wide team that thoughtfully worked to join acquired firms with Inmar and achieve exponential growth.
Coleen is also a Certified Mentor Coach and is certified in DISC®, Conversational Intelligence®, The Results SystemTM, Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator personality inventory, EQ-i2.0 and the Center for Creative Leadership’s suite of assessments. She also utilizes FIRO-B, California Psychological Inventory 260 (CPI 260), Campbell Leadership Inventory (CLI), Strengthfinders 2.0 and Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI) in her coaching practice.
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Coleen holds an MBA from Wake Forest University, an MS in Counseling from Stetson University and a BS in Economics from Duke University.