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Dr. Edward Mwelwa
brings to Leadership and Management Development Consulting many years of coaching and counseling executives through organizational culture transformation. Eddy's expertise is customizing an intervention by integrating a number of disciplines and processes. He has a special interest in the application of Emotional Intelligence and Gestalt Theory to executive coaching, work relationships as applied to teamwork, leadership and followership, and large system change as an organizational intervention.

Eddy is an executive coach and a master facilitator. He is certified by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) at the PCC (Professional Coach Certification) level, and is a graduate of the OSD (Organizational and Systems Development) program through the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland. Eddy’s clients over the years include UNDP, Unisys, Merrill Lynch, US Steel, Educational Testing Center (ETS), Government Services Agency (GSA), Philadelphia Department of Human Services (DHS), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Viacom, Comcast and University of South Florida/Lehigh Valley Health Network. Eddy’s passion is to build leadership and followership capabilities globally, with particular focus on emerging democracies in Africa and he is involved in such projects in South Africa and Zambia.

Eddy is a highly respected coach instructor and mentor. He has served on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania at the Wharton School's Aresty Institute of Executive Education. He is a highly respected faculty member with the Teleos Coach Development Program accredited by the ICF as a Coach Training Program along with being on the faculty of the Brookings Coach Development Program in Washington DC.

Earlier in his career Eddy lived in the United Kingdom, where he consulted to government and business on leadership development, managing organizational change, team restructuring, group dynamics and workplace cultural change. He has written and presented articles on the application of Gestalt Theory to counseling, effective relationships in the workplace, managing alcohol related problems at work, psychotherapy and counseling at work, and the prevention of alcohol related problems at work. His passion is in the application of gestalt theory and emotional intelligence to personal and professional development as well as the integration of leadership and followership.

Edward Mwelwa trained and worked for several years as Psychiatric Nurse and General Nurse in UK. He obtained certification as Registered Mental Health Nurse as well as a Registered General Nurse from the General Nursing Council of England and the General Nursing Council of Scotland, UK. He left nursing to pursue studies in psychology. He received his doctorate in Occupational Psychology from Cranfield University (Bedford, England, UK) and his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Lancaster (England, UK). Edward Mwelwa moved to Elkins Park, PA, USA in 2000 where he now lives with his wife Annie Mckee.

Mwelwa, Eddy. (2010). “What Makes You A Leader?” Inside Supply Management, Vol. 21, No.6 (pp 11-14). Handbook for Developing Emotional and Social Intelligence, edited by Marcia Hughes, Henry Thompson, James Bradford Terrell. Chapter 3, “Resonant Leadership for Results: An Emotional and Social Program for Change in South Africa and Cambodia,” by McKee, Johnston, Mwelwa and Rotondo. Pfeifer (Wiley) 2009 Johnston, F.; Mwelwa, E. (2009). “Making the HIV/AIDS Problem Visible in Cambodia.” In Melnick, J. and Nevis, E.C. (Eds.) Mending the World: Social healing Interventions by Gestalt Practitioners Worldwide (pp287 — 309). A Gestalt International Study Center Publication.

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