I am a business-psychologist, author, technologist, entrepreneur, professor and a Life & Business Strategies Coach. I am also a contributor for Forbes Magazine (Forbes.com), where I frequently write about Leadership, Branding and Organizational Strategy.
I specialize in personal growth, business, leadership and career coaching with private practices in Atlanta, Los-Angeles and Washington, DC. My agency has helped celebrities, athletes and other high-profile clients identify their “purpose” and through proven techniques I have guided them toward success.
I am a collaborative, solution-focused Coach. Through this approach, I provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. I also integrate coaching techniques and helpful assignments to offer a highly-personalized program tailored to you. With compassion and understanding, I work with you to help build on your strengths and attain the personal growth you are committed to achieving.
I received my Bachelor of Science degree from Auburn University; a Doctorate in Psychology from the Colorado School of Professional Psychology at the University of the Rockies and completed post-doctoral certification in Personal Leadership at Columbia University in NYC. I am a member of the International Association of Coaching; The Institute of Coaching at Harvard University and am a certified mediator and conflict management strategist with the Georgia Department of Dispute Resolution. My research on “Female Rivalry in the Workplace,” was recently excerpted in the Journal of Psychological Issues in Organizational Culture; and The Journal of Leadership Studies.
I also offer talent acquisition and other organizational development solutions. The recruitment division of my company is known as the “Staffing Agency to the Stars™ in Hollywood circles.
I love helping students and clients reach their fullest potential. I offer guidance on how they can grow into their best selves and succeed across all areas of life.
I so loved this experience and would highly recommend Dionne to anyone. She truly is a great life coach. I appreciated the fact that she has a doctorate in psychology, but it didn't feel like therapy. She partnered with me and helped me to believe that I am in charge of my own destiny.
Dr. Mahaffey is a persistent and passionate business person that stands firm to her conviction of making a positive mark on society. She is a natural problem solver using a unique blend of creativity and analytics. Clearly, the best I've seen! I highly recommend her to organizations seeking a team-coach, performance coach and trainer for their staff. The performance of our staff improved tremendously upon using her services.
Thanks so much Dionne. With your help, I was able to grieve the loss of my job and start to focus on my future. Because of your gifts I have started a new and more fulfilling career. I am truly grateful for you and proud to call you my coach!
From a clear understanding of where I was, Dr. Mahaffey helped me to set goals to improve each area of my life. It’s amazing what can happen in 12 weeks! Thanks so much.
I provide support and practical feedback to help students gain coaching expertise. Once the principles of coaching are mastered, I provide guidance on launching and marketing a coaching practice.
I received my Bachelor of Science degree from Auburn University; a Doctorate in Psychology from the Colorado School of Professional Psychology at the University of the Rockies and completed post-doctoral certification in Personal Leadership at Columbia University in NYC. I am a member of the International Association of Coaching; The Institute of Coaching at Harvard University and am a certified mediator and conflict management strategist with the Georgia Department of Dispute Resolution.
Lessons are customized for each student.
I have 15+ years in academia ranging from college, graduate school and continuing education courses
college students, graduate and doctoral students as well as individuals seeking to launch businesses.
The Coaching Conference at The Institute of Coaching (Harvard University)
An effective coach for one person may not be a good match for another. Personal chemistry is important. To find a good match, it's best to speak directly with your potential coach and ask for a sample session. You'll want to be sure you feel comfortable enough with your coach to develop the deep trust so necessary for breakthrough coaching.
Ask them about their coaching process. A Life Coach should be listening to you and guiding you, not telling you what to do. At times they may share with you, ask you questions, create scenarios or even make suggestions, but they never tell you what to do. They are not consultants, nor are they therapists. Remember, you are in control.