Additional help and support

Mental Health Resources

Trauma Support

  • Sidran Foundation
  • The Center: Posttraumatic Disorders Program
  • The Tree House Child Assessment Center

Life Coaches recommended by Takoma Therapy

Walter J. Crawford

Walter J. Crawford, ACC is an executive and leadership coach, owner of Crawford Corner Coaching and Consulting, and founding partner of The Soul of Leading Institute, located in the Washington, DC metro area. As a former c-level executive within DC government, Walter brings to his coaching insights over twenty years of human resources and operations leadership in both the public and private sector. As a leadership coach, Walter partners with leaders on all levels in local governments, non- profits, and mid to large size organizations to inspire a journey of learning and development using an open minded and goal-oriented approach. Walter is particularly skilled at coaching and advising senior executives, coaching mid-level managers who are moving into new leadership roles, leading change management efforts and motivating teams. With his calming and direct approach, Walter is able to guide and inspire leaders to maximize their abilities to achieve their goals and optimal decision-making. He brings wisdom and a keen insight into leadership and learning. Clients often cite Walter’s years of human resource and operational experience, strategic management, organizational development, and process improvements, as a key reason for achieving results. Using his knowledge and facilitation skills, Walter has facilitated leadership development trainings and discussions in support of an inclusive work environment and overall growth. Over the course of his career, Walter has worked in multiple high-profile organizations within the District of Columbia government, in addition to Hilton Worldwide. Walter is certified by the International Coach Federation (ICF) and a Certified Practitioner of the Leadership Circle Profile 360 assessment. He holds an M.B.A., is a nationally Certified Public Manager with a Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma. Certifications and Training: International Coach Federation (ICF) Leadership Circle Profile 360 Certified Practitioner Master of Business Administration (MBA) Certified Public Manager (CPM) Green Belt Lean Six Sigma