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Mina Brown

President and Founder

Mina Brown is an experienced, insightful executive coach, career consultant, and seminar leader. As a former senior executive, she offers a powerful combination of successful business leadership experience coupled with intuition, unflinching candor, and well-honed communication abilities. Her clients describe her as “engaging, compassionate, challenging, and inspirational.” Centrally based in Dallas, she works with clients all over the U.S.

Mina is widely recognized and sought-after for her focus on tangible business outcomes. She works primarily with executives, professionals, and management teams in areas of leadership, communications, team effectiveness, and career management. For more than 25 years, Mina provided operational and financial leadership for large successful corporations. In recent years, she has worked extensively with leaders in the following industries: technology, telecommunications, automotive, financial services, venture-backed startups, and consumer products.

Prior to forming Positive Coach LLC, Mina held senior executive positions with Aviall, Inc., both as Chief Financial Officer and as SVP & General Manager of its Aerospace Division. Previously, she held corporate management positions with Ryder System and Amax. Mina started her career in audit with Price Waterhouse.

She is a Master Certified Coach (MCC), Certified NeuroTransformational Coach (CNTC), Board Certified Coach (BCC), and Certified Master NLP Practitioner. She also has certifications in numerous diagnostic instruments, learning tools, and other models, including: Hogan Assessments, Kolbe Index, Korn Ferry (KF) 360°, and Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI), among others.  Mina is a longstanding member of the International Coach Federation (ICF) and a Founding Member of the International Association of Coaches (IAC). She is a member of the Board of the Texas Coaches Coalition and serves currently as the President Elect.

Mina holds an MBA from Vanderbilt University, a BBA from Eastern Kentucky University, and an (inactive) CPA.  She is actively involved in teaching coaching core competencies and business topics in the Coach Academy programs and is a popular keynote speaker and workshop facilitator. She has published numerous articles about leadership, employee engagement, financial management, and careers. Her popular book, BE SHARP: “Tell Me About Yourself” in Great Introductions and Professional Bios, continues to receive rave reviews. Her book, BE SMART: Sail Past the Hazards of Conventional Career Advice, is “rewriting the career planning rulebook.” Her book, Making Practical Sense of Career Management, provides detailed support and tools for current or aspiring career coaches.