Margaret Hosmer is a seasoned senior leadership coach with over 25 years of international experience in consulting and training in human development and organizational change. Her professional life has always been global and she brings the breadth of this experience to her coaching. She has lived and worked in Africa, Asia, Europe and, more recently, the United States, and her experience has long been across sectors, industries and cultures.
At the multinational level her executive coaching clients range from senior executives in the health sector to technology, finance and manufacturing. At the multilateral level, Margaret consulted to the International Labor Organization in Geneva for ten years on internal and external projects focusing on change management. Throughout the 90’s, she taught strategic planning and organizational management at the ILO’s campus in Turin. She is presently engaged as a coach in a five-year management development program for senior United Nations professionals based in New York, Geneva, Vienna and Nairobi.
At the national level, she advised service organizations in Poland, Lithuania and Bulgaria in change management after the end of the Cold War. In Russia, she was chief consultant in a major 3-year project for a service organization with over 30 million members, helping them to move from a vertical to a horizontal management structure.
Margaret regularly serves as a leadership coach to the public and non-profit sector working with such diverse groups as the INSEAD Executive Education Program, Cornell University, the British Council, the International Rescue Committee and the American Red Cross. Since 1998 she has been an Associate of the Center for Creative Leadership, coaching for both their Brussels and Greensboro, NC campuses. Since her re-entry to the United States, her practice has focused on inter-cultural coaching, preparing executives for international assignments.
Margaret has a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Goddard College (USA), a master’s degree in French from the University of Dakar (Senegal) and a master’s degree in public sector management from the University of Maryland (USA). She is originally from the United States and recently returned after 35 years abroad. She is a dual citizen of both the USA and Belgium, and is bi-lingual in French and English.