Facilitators & Coaches
Walter Coffey, Managing Partner, WD International Consulting
Before forming WD International, Mr. Walter Coffey was the CEO of LeadingAge Georgia and the Georgia Institute on Aging for 18 years. His career spans from Georgia Council on Aging to the Alzheimer’s Association to various senior housing settings. He is committed to the education and development of individuals with an emphasis on supporting organizations to empower and retain their staff. Mr. Coffey is an international leader in the culture change movement and has the demonstrated ability to transform organizations to become person-centered. Mr. Coffey is a national leader in focusing on care for people living with dementia. He has a Masters degree in Public Administration with a concentration in Gerontology, from Georgia State University and is a Certified Eden Educator via The Eden Alternative.
David Sprowl, Managing Partner, WD International Consulting
Before forming WD International, Mr. David Sprowl, was the Executive Director of Lutheran Towers, located in midtown Atlanta, Georgia. He led a transformative journey in developing a person-centered approach in affordable housing. His prior experience included 16 years in the corporate arena. As a certified Leadership Coach credentialed through the International Coaching Federation (ICF), Mr. Sprowl is committed to the mentoring and coaching of individuals with a focus on their professional and personal growth. As a seasoned educator, he has a demonstrated ability to connect with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures. He has a Masters degree in Public Administration with a concentration in Non-Profit Management, from Georgia State University and is a Certified Eden Educator via The Eden Alternative.
Guest coaches will include individuals working in senior management positions in housing as well as experienced credentialed coaches working globally who will share aspects of their personal leadership journeys. They will speak to specific topics and share experiences to inspire and motivate the group.
Facilitators will provide information and activities related to developing and implementing a personal action plan, emotional intelligence strategies, time management, understanding temperament, mastering conflict, understanding the continuum of aging services, each of the five practices of exemplary leadership, person-centered care/services (culture change), and overall leadership in action.