Makeda Brown

Senior Consultant

Makeda Brown

Makeda Brown, Senior Consultant with Leading NOW, specializes in Professional and Leadership development. She dedicates herself to helping individual leaders as well as teams unleash their potential to create value and achieve results. She has helped individual contributors and leaders accelerate their ability to navigate their professional journey, embrace their authenticity and manage change.  

Makeda has over 25 years of experience developing and delivering talent strategies that maximize business results. As a former Executive Human Resources Leader, Makeda advised and partnered directly with Senior Executives in R&D, Sales & Marketing, Manufacturing, and Corporate Functions (Finance, IT, Compliance, Strategy, HR, Legal) across global organizations in the Pharmaceutical, Technology and Food/Hospitality industries. She also served as the Global Succession Planning leader for a large, multi-national company.  In this role, she facilitated the accelerated development required to ready diverse leadership talent to assume critical roles and to lead productive teams.  

Makeda earned a M.S. degree in Human Resources Development from Villanova University and a B.S. degree in Business Management from the Pennsylvania State University.  She also holds Executive Coaching certifications from the International Coaching Federation (PCC) and from International Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC).

Makeda is an active member of several business and people strategy associations including the Philadelphia Society of People and Strategy (PSPS) and the Association of Talent Development (ATD). She has previously served on the Boards of KenCrest Services and International Coach Federation (ICF) Philadelphia Chapter.