A Coach and Facilitator for High-Performing Executives

The Winning Ways Team

Mimi Darmstadter, PCC

Career Transition and Executive Coach


In a time when our work and lives are highly demanding, it’s important to remember that we only have one period of time on this planet. We owe it to ourselves to be successful in the way we define success and to be happy and satisfied in the life and work we choose. To achieve these goals, increasing our self-awareness and skill mastery, making strategic changes, and learning how to make healthy decisions are key. I help clients develop these competencies so that they can cultivate high-performance and exemplary workplace experiences.

Applying over 25 years of Human Resources and senior management experience within non-profit, government, and corporate environments, I guide my clients through a comprehensive coaching engagement. Together, we develop strategies, tactical skills, and experiential learning opportunities that lead to optimal capacity in their personal and professional lives. My clients learn how to invest in meaningful personal activities, manage competing “work-life” priorities, and enhance skills and behaviors that contribute to an integrated lifestyle (e.g., boundary setting, delegation, letting go of control, and being “imperfect”). 

Leaders and individuals have the ability to powerfully and positively create personal and professional experiences that are sustainable, empowering, and purposeful. We just have to take that first step.

“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare. It is because we do not dare that things are difficult.” ~ Seneca

Areas of Expertise

  • Executive leadership coaching
  • Career transitions coaching
  • Corporate training and facilitation
  • Team building
  • Effective communication, with emphasis on difficult conversations and providing feedback
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Stress management
  • Strategic planning
  • Skill building in performance management, workforce engagement, goal-setting, and employee onboarding


  • Georgetown University, Leadership coaching program graduate
  • University of Chicago, MA, Social Service Administration (e.g., social work)
  • University of Michigan, BA, Psychology
  • University of Michigan, BA, Creative Writing


  • Professional Certified Coach (PCC), International Coaching Federation
  • Certified, Georgetown Leadership Coaching Program
  • Certified Facilitator, Brené Brown’s Dare to Lead™ Program
  • Certified Facilitator, Ken Blanchard’s Situational Leadership Program™
  • Certified in Leadership Circle 360, DiSC, the EQi 2.0, the ESCI, and The Professional Strengths, Values & Story Survey (SVSS)

Professional Associations

  • International Coaching Federation (ICF)


  • Fitness enthusiast as evidenced by teaching “cycling” indoor classes for nine years and following a regular cardio and 6/day per week yoga regimen.
  • My hobbies include fiction and non-fiction writing, photography, creating beautiful spaces at home, hosting memorable celebrations, and independent film binging.

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