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

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 degree in the 40s and early 50s.

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 Department of Education in 2017.

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


As director of programs and strategic partnerships at Bhavana Learning Group, Brendalyn manages its training and development programs and cultivates partnerships with organizations. Her work establishes training and development programs, practice fields and learning dialogues rooted in deep listening, unlearning, and presence.

Specializing in innovative “fulfillment structures,” and integrating contemplative practices. Brendalyn works with professionals to increase capacity for leadership and collaboration. She is committed to supporting high achievers in unlearning habitual energy to create space for emergence.

As a Leadership Coach and trainer, Brendalyn employs generative language tools and practices to increase individual performance and cultivate presence that aligns purpose and meaning for her clients.


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.

Her unconventional learning includes 15 years of study, practice, and coursework in personal transformation through an ontological learning model. Fields of study include transformative learning, appreciative inquiry, servant leadership, and certified in proficiency coaching, by Coachville.

Brendalyn is credentialed as ACC through the International Coach Federation (ICF), and has been trained in:

  • The “Action Inquiry” methodology, and related assessment instrument, Global Leadership Profile with founder, Bill Torbert.
  • Leadership Maturity Framework and MAP Intensive, levels I and II to study leadership mindset development theory and practice with founder, Suzanne Cook-Greuter.
  • Evaluation of stage development models to assess leadership mindsets through the Vertical Development assessment (Global Leadership Associates).

Brendalyn is a member of Education Leaders of Color (Edloc), ICF, and her interests lie in deep listening, contemplative practices, reading, and playing the piano on Sundays with her grandmother.

She can be reached at

How to Work with

Brendalyn King

Coaching: Yearlong individual coaching for leadership development supports executives, emerging leaders, and educators.

Learning Dialogues: Co-facilitate (with a colleague) intentional team conversations around new paradigms, vision, and direction.

PMP: The 10-session, individual, coaching program — Personal Mastery & Performance — supports those accountable for a larger commitment.

Listening Certificate: Our Deep Listening program supports experienced listeners (and coaches) in an immersive learning experience.

“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.”