About Dr. Theodora Fitzsimmons, PCC, CCM

Why I Chose to be Coach Evolving

There is an alarming amount of negativity in the world. We see more evidence of people being unkind to each other rather than of being kind. --Take the guy who honks impatiently at the traffic intersection. I believe that the anger and apathy is the result of the numerous stresses experienced in the world today. Never mind the polarized views of groups of people who cannot see past their own realities and accept that others' views hold meaning and truth to them. Brain Science has revealed that reaction to stress and negative thinking is a normal response to small and large threats. With some simple shifts in thinking, as is done in coaching, one can evolve to more positive, expansive, thinking, and naturally be more motivated, powerful, and successful in everything they do. I believe that everyone is capable of finding and living their purpose with the assistance of a coach. 

I can create more shifts in the world, by training, mentoring, and supporting more coaches.  The more coaches in the world, the more chance we have of making an impact together. 


Being coached for the first time transformed the way I lead and sparked my interest in learning to be a coach.  I was first certified as a professional coach by the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) in 2014.  In 2016, I was assigned to start up a coaching culture within my organization. This program is now in its fourth year. During this time, I became a credentialed coach, a certified coach mentor, an accredited Coach Supervisor, and Coach Trainer. I bring all of this experience to Coach Evolving. 

I am a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coaching Federation (ICF).  I am a Certified Coach Mentor and am registered on ICF's list of Mentors. I completed a program with Coaching Supervision Academy (CSA), and in June 2019, I became an Accredited Coach Supervisor.  I am also a Coach Trainer with Success Unlimited Network (SUN). 

I earned my doctorate in Training and Performance Improvement from Capella University, my Master's degree in Education at University of Maryland and my undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Business from University of Maryland University College. 

I am certified to order and debrief a number of leadership and behavioral assessments. While assessments are not necessary for coaching, they do often provide a great insight and serve as a launching point for coaching conversations.  


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