Mina Brown, Founder & President

PCC, BCC, Executive Coach, Career Consultant, Public Speaker

Mina Brown is an experienced and insightful executive coach, career consultant, author, trainer, public speaker, and entrepreneur.  As President of Positive Coach LLC, she offers individual and enterprise-wide executive coaching, and through Coach Academy International, she provides ICF and BCC accredited coach training. As a former senior operations executive and CFO, she offers the powerful combination of successful business leadership experience coupled with intuition, unflinching candor, and well-honed organizational skills. Her clients describe her as “engaging, compassionate, challenging, and inspirational.” Her corporate clients appreciate her business savvy and strategic instinct. Plus, they say she’s “just plain fun to work with”.

Mina is recognized for her focus on tangible business outcomes. She works primarily with executives, professionals, and management teams in areas of leadership, communications, conflict, team effectiveness, business strategy, and career management. Her clients come from a broad spectrum of industries: technology, aerospace, consumer products, telecommunications, automotive, financial services, venture-backed start ups, manufacturing, and real estate management.

For more than 25 years, Mina provided operational and financial leadership for large successful public corporations. Prior to starting her coaching career, Mina held senior executive positions with Aviall, Inc. (NYSE: AVL, now owned by Boeing), both as Chief Financial Officer and as SVP & General Manager of its Aerospace Division. Previously, she held management positions with Ryder System (NYSE: R) and Amax, now owned by Freeport. Mina started her career with Price Waterhouse.

She is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC), Board Certified Coach (BCC), Certified NLP Coach, Master NLP Practitioner, and has certifications in numerous diagnostic instruments, learning tools, and other models, including: Kolbe Index®, Lominger Voices 360° Assessment®, Situational Leadership®, Conflict Lens®, and Leadership Practices Inventory® (LPI), among others.  Mina is a longstanding member of International Coach Federation (ICF) and a Founding Member of the International Association of Coaches (IAC).

Mina holds an MBA from Vanderbilt University, a BBA from Eastern Kentucky University, and a CPA.  She teaches expert coaching to managers and certification candidates in her ICF accredited program and is a popular keynote speaker and workshop facilitator. She has published numerous articles about leadership, employee engagement, financial management, and careers. She was recently a featured television guest on The CW and The Southern Gas Association Network. Her popular book, BE SHARP: “Tell Me About Yourself” in Great Introductions and Professional Bios, continues to receive rave reviews. Her newest book, BE SMART: Sail Past the Hazards of Conventional Career Advice, is “rewriting the career planning rulebook.”