Brendalyn King, M.Ed, PCC, 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 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 “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.


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.

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 is currently a member of Education Leaders of Color (Edloc), ICF, and ACTO (Association of Coach Training Organization). Her unconventional learning includes 15 years of study, practice, and coursework in an ontological learning model. Fields of study include transformative learning, appreciative inquiry, servant leadership, and certified proficiency coaching by Coachville.

Brendalyn holds a PCC credential 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.
  • 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.
  • Evaluator of stage development and leadership mindsets through the Vertical Development assessment (Global Leadership Associates).

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

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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.

“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.”