A visionary and thought leader, Thulani DeMarsay is an exceptionally talented leadership coach, speaker and facilitator whose mission is to help leaders sustain health, energy and performance. Thulani has been coaching and delivering training solutions throughout New England since 1998. A careful listener and trusted confidant, Thulani is also a seasoned recovery coach who works closely with executives and leaders who struggle with drug and alcohol abuse.
A competitive athlete and fitness enthusiast, Thulani’s coaching is based on the premise that performance is a bi-product of skillfully managing human energy. At the heart of her philosophy is a belief that full engagement in the workplace is directly proportional to our well-being and sense of purpose. Further, she believes that leaders who are internally driven by a sense of purpose are better able to sustain engagement, especially during periods of change and adversity.
Thulani serves as a senior faculty member at her alma mater, Cambridge College, where she teaches Self Care for Helping Professionals and Lifestyle Change for undergraduate adult learners.
Thulani holds a Master of Management degree in Leadership and Organizational Dynamics and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She is pursuing a Ph.D in Human and Organizational Development with a concentration in media, technology & innovation at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, California. Thulani’s area of research focuses on creative ways to leverage technology to improve health and quality of life in the workplace.
Key Certifications and Trainings
- Certified NLP Leadership Coach
- Health Coach, Institute for Integrative Nutrition
- Recovery Coach, Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery
- World Café; Art of Hosting and Open Space Technology
Thulani is a member of A Season for Nonviolence, an annual 64-Day educational, media, and grassroots campaign commemorating the memorial anniversaries of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. She delivers talks to schools, community organizations and faith-based institutions on peace and nonviolent communication (NVC). Thulani has participated in national symposiums with key leaders in the peace community, including the late Coretta Scott King, Marianne Williamson, Danny Glover, Dr. Michael Beckwith, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
- Transformative learning practices for fostering resilience among adult learners
- Systems thinking in organizational leadership, higher education and executive coaching
- Self-care and factors for stress among high-tech software leaders
- Contemplative leadership for organizational transformation
Professional Affiliations & Memberships:
- American Psychological Association, Student Affiliate
- Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education
- Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
- Society for Organizational Learning, MIT
- Society for Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology