Sukari Pinnock Fitts, PCC

Sukari Pinnock-Fitts, PCC picture

Sukari Pinnock-Fitts is a seasoned Organization Development consultant and PCC-level ICF-certified Coach, specializing in Cultural Competency, Leadership and Executive Development, Organization Transitions and Team Building. She serves as a member of the teaching team for the Masters of Organization Development Program at the American University and is an Adjunct Professor in the Human Resources Masters Program for the Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies. She is a Coach Assessor for Georgetown’s Leadership Coaching Certificate Program.

 

Believing strongly in an “action-oriented” approach, Pinnock-Fitts works with individuals and organizations to maximize human potential, cultivate talent and enhance group and individual performance. In the two decades spent as an Executive with a mid-sized nonprofit organization, she developed a unique understanding of the need for effectiveness, efficiency and commitment in both mission and profit-driven organizations.

 

Pinnock-Fitts believes that in bringing about small shifts – in awareness, thinking, behavior, intention and action – significant change can emerge to help propel her clients forward. Her coaching style is characterized as “direct” and her coaching approach is designed to support the client’s agenda for enhanced performance, effective interpersonal relationships, and sound, reasoned decision-making.

 

Pinnock-Fitts has coached clients in organizations including, but not limited to: the AARP, the American Federation of Government Employees, the Atlanta Housing Authority, the Busboys & Poets Restaurant Group, the Consumer Health Foundation, the Department of Transportation, the Federal Reserve Bank, the George Washington University, the International Federation of Accountants, the Internal Revenue Service, the Joan Mitchell Foundation, KIPP Schools (Bay Area), McCormick and Company, Inc., the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the National Education Association, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Sodexo USA, Inc.

 

Her favorite quote: “Chance favors the prepared mind.” (Louis Pasteur)

 

She takes a client-centered approach to each coaching relationship, which is designed to uncover possibilities as opposed to solving problems. She has coaching certifications from both the ICF and the Georgetown University and a Masters in Organization Development from the American University. Many of her clients have been executives within the federal or municipal government and have taken place either face-to face or by telephone.

 

Ms. Sukari Pinnock Roles:

  • Executive/Leadership Coach – ICF Certified, PCC Level
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  • Organization Development Consultant – MSOD
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  • Designer and Facilitator of Large Group Interventions (Whole scale Change Method)
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  • Diversity and Inclusion Practitioner, Trainer & Instructional Designer
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  • Adjunct Professor – Georgetown University – School of Continuing Studies (MPHR)
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  • Faculty Advisor – Georgetown University – Center for Continuing Professional Education (CCPE), Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Management Certificate Program
  • Practicum Advisor – American University, MSOD Program
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  • Member – Leaders of Color Coaching Initiative Hub – NTL Institute for Applied Behavioral Science (NTL)
  • Co-Steward, NTL, Core Labs Hub
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  • Program Manager – Application Plus Coaching Program – NTL Institute
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Educational Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Labor Studies from the National Labor College
  • Master’s degree in Organization Development from the American University
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  • Executive Coaching Certificate, Georgetown University, SCS
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  • Diversity Trainer/Practitioner Certificate, NTL Institute
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Training, Certifications, and Other Qualifications:

  • Georgetown Leadership Coach Certificate, 2006
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  • ICF Coach Assessor Training, 2017
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  • NTL Diversity Practitioner Certificate, 2008
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  • International Coach Federation (ICF) PCC Level, 2010 to Present
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  • International Gestalt Organization & Leadership Development Certificate (in progress)
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  • 360 Assessments- TLCP, OPM, Hay Group ESCI
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  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator TM Trainer
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  • FIRO-B Administrator
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  • Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI Instrument)
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  • Battle-Klein-Battle Resistance Style Inventory (BKB Inventory)
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Teaching and Training Experience:

 

Ms. Pinnock was an integral part of the development and pilot instructional team for the for a supervisory and leadership course series for the Army Research Institute (ARI), A Review of the History and Foundational Theories of Diversity and Inclusion Management. She designed the curriculum for the General Accounting Office (GAO) training: Preventing Sexual and Discriminatory Harassment; facilitated the 3-day training for the U.S. Census Bureau, Diversity and Inclusion: Why Difference Matters in the Workplace; and a developed a 3-day workshop for the Human Rights Committee of the American Federation of Government Employees: Implicit Bias and Cultural Competency.

 

Ms. Pinnock is a member of the Adjunct Faculty for the Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies, where she serves as the Program Director and Curriculum Designer of the Certificate Program in Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Management. She also teaches a 3-day course in Data Collection and Analysis in Georgetown’s Organization Consulting and Change Leadership Certificate Program. Other delivered areas of expertise include:

  • Leadership Development
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  • Diversity and Inclusion Theory
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  • Unconscious or Implicit Bias
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  • Workplace Climate and Culture Assessment
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  • Preventing Sexual and Workplace Harassment
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  • Class, Race, and Gender Workshop
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  • Gender Identification and Sexual Orientation
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  • Understanding Microaggressions
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  • Building Diverse Teams
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  • Teambuilding and Communications
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  • Strategic Planning
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  • Large Scale Change Organization Development
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  • Diagnosis and Data Analysis
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  • Human Interaction Skills
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  • Giving and Receiving Feedback
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  • Conflict Management
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Coaching Experience – As an ICF-certified coach (PCC), Ms. Pinnock has provided coaching to leaders and senior level executives in numerous federal agencies, including, but not limited to, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Energy, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association. For the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), Ms. Pinnock provided leadership coaching for several MCC Country Directors. In addition to her work with individual clients, Ms. Pinnock has developed and delivered several coaching workshops, including “The Art of Coaching” and “Coaching Across Differences.”

Areas of Expertise Executive/Leadership Coaching
Goal Setting
Boundary Management
Strategic Diversity
Inclusion Management
Educational/Academic Coaching
Industry & Sector Experience Federal Government
Municipal Government
Small Business
Functional Experience Boundary Management
Coaching/Leadership Development
Executive Coaching
Certifications Professional Certified Coach (PCF)
Diversity Practitioner (NTL)
Education American University
MS, Organization Development
National Labor College BA, Labor Studies

Phone: 202.957.4132 / 202.262.3832
E-mail: sukari54@gmail.com
Website: http://www.shiftworkllc.com

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