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Can you believe the year is halfway over? Neither can we—but steamy, sticky July has arrived, and we'd like to introduce you to our new Career Coach. Meet Madeline Lewis, a career strategist, author and speaker. “Being proud of your background and unique attributes will ensure continued growth," says Madeline. "Recognition provides the opportunity to speak about and showcase our experiences as women exhibiting strength in the business world.” Want to know more about Madeline's philosophy? See below for more on her impressive credentials, and check back for weekly guest posts through the month of July.
Dr. Madeline Ann Lewis is President/CEO of the Deline Institute for Professional Development. Her workshops and seminars have been presented throughout the United States and abroad. Dr. Lewis has a Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, and she has been certified by The Professional Woman Network (as a Diversity Trainer with special emphasis in Women Issues) and the Genesis International Coaching Institute (as a Career Coach).
Dr. Lewis’ knowledge of business and professionalism is supported by 21 years of experience in the military and over 20 years of experience as a civilian in federal and city government. Dr. Lewis is an Adjunct Professor with the University of Phoenix and Davenport University. She served on the Board of Directors for the Justice Federal Credit Union for three years and currently serves on the International Advisory Board of the Professional Woman Network.
Strategically located in one of the most politically disciplined geographic locations in the nation, Dr. Lewis uses her experience in training and education to benefit local affiliations through federal, state and local agencies. Additionally, she is an active member of numerous national groups, including the Federally Employed Women, the African American Federal Executives Association, the National Association of Female Executives and the Professional Woman’s International Advisory Board.
Her many accolades include a governor’s citation from former Maryland Governor William Shaffer (for service during Desert Storm), three Attorney General’s Volunteer Service Awards, and a Director’s Award for Outstanding Foreign Counterintelligence Investigation from the FBI. Dr. Lewis was also nominated for the Office Depot 2007 Business Woman of the Year Award. She is one of the WE Magazine 2009 Hall of Fame Honorees and a 2009 Stevie Award Finalist for Women in Business.
She has been quoted by others in several articles, some of which have been syndicated and published on AOL and Yahoo. Her voice has been recorded in business journals, magazines, newspapers, college websites, and blogs. She has also been spotlighted on the radio and in magazines such as: Ebony, Balance Health, Black Health Magazine, National Association of Female Executives (NAFE), and Radio One Talk Show: A Woman’s Journey to Success.
Dr. Lewis is the author of Finding Your Best Inside: Becoming the Person You Were Meant to Be and Playing from the Blue Tee: Women in the Federal Government. She co-authored Rising to the Top: A Guide to Success, Overcoming the Superwoman Syndrome (an international 5-star hit currently being translated for print in Spanish and Portuguese), You’re On Stage: Image, Etiquette, Branding & Style, and A Woman’s Journey to Wellness: Mind, Body & Spirit.