Brendalyn King, M.Ed, PCC, works with self-starters, managers, and business entrepreneurs. She specializes in expanding leadership capacity to increase performance and enhance presence for achieving balance.

Brendalyn describes herself as “an old-soul millennial, coming from a lineage of strong women teachers.” Her great-aunt and grandmother were both educators. Her grandmother earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees in the 40s and early 50s.

Brendalyn’s commitment to entrepreneurship is rooted in the legacies of many black men in her family, who she says “passed down the persistence and grit I exercise today in all pursuits.”


Brendalyn delivers a commitment, rooted in serving human beings as deeply connected to discovery in learning organizations. As co-founder of a charter school in Brooklyn, Brendalyn cultivated a learning organization for students, staff, parents, and the community and was honored – as one of the founders – with a National Blue-Ribbon School of Excellence award from the Department of Education in 2017.

Director of outreach and strategic partnerships. Brendalyn connects with individuals and organizations interested in leadership that cultivate learning cultures and learning dialogues rooted in exploring the nature of being. As director of the monthly Coaches Salon at Bhavana Learning Group, she supports developing deep listening, unlearning, and presence.

Leadership Coach and Teacher. Brendalyn employs generative language tools and practices to increase individual performance and cultivate presence that aligns purpose and meaning for her clients. She specializes in innovative “fulfillment structures” that support a generative mindset and works with professionals to increase their capacity for leadership collaboration and contemplative practices. Brendalyn is committed to supporting high achievers in unlearning habitual patterns to create space for emergence.

Brendalyn currently serves as a board member of The NYC Chapter of ICF, a member of Education Leaders of Color (Edloc), and an Affiliate of the Institute of Coaching (IOC) based at Harvard Medical School’s McClean Hospital.


Brendalyn holds a degree in Business Management from Fordham University, a graduate degree in Teaching from Hunter College, and a certificate in non-profit management from Columbia University.

Brendalyn holds a PCC credential through the International Coach Federation (ICF) and has been trained in:

Vertical Development and Assessments:

Trained in “Action Inquiry” methodology and related assessment instrument, Global Leadership Profile, with founder Bill Torbert.

Trained as an assessor of Leadership Maturity Framework and MAP Intensive, levels I and II, to study leadership mindset development theory and practice with founder Suzanne Cook-Greuter.

Certified as an evaluator of stage development and leadership mindsets through the Vertical Development assessment (Global Leadership Associates).

Ontological Model

With 15 years of study and practice in ontological learning, Brendalyn is trained in the fields of transformative learning, appreciative inquiry, and servant leadership. She also trained at Coachville — a coaching school based on the foundations of coaching by Thomas Leonard.

Brendalyn’s interests lie in deep listening, contemplative practices, reading, and playing the piano on Sundays.

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Brendalyn King

Coaching: Offers yearlong individual coaching for leadership development supports entrepreneurs, executives, emerging leaders, and educators.

Community: Contact Brendalyn for information on our Coaches Salon to cultivate a Coaching Mindset.

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Quick Connect. For a check-in, review, or planning a future situation.

Discovery Session. Supports exploring prospective client needs, possible services, and timing.

Coaching Session. For individual coaching.

Consulting Session. For consultations, group work, team learning, facilitation, design, or development.

“We forget that we can speak our life into existence. Language is our technology for co-creating reality.

The responsibility for being an author is not found in some result or evidence, but in the willingness to take authority for accomplishing it – regardless of any result or evidence.”


Brendalyn King enjoys professional association and accreditation in good standing through the following memberships, certifications, and organizations: