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Tess Fyalka, leadership development coach


Courage      Compassion      Commitment

Courage. Compassion. Commitment.

Tess Fyalka is a leadership development coach, team coach, and corporate trainer. She brings more than 25 years’ experience in leadership development, management, training, and organization development. 

As a professional certified coach, her passion is helping leaders at all levels develop the essential core competencies to lead successfully and equipping organizational teams with the tools they need cut through challenging team dynamics and achieve their full potential.

Having worked in corporate, not-for-profit, government, and higher education, she understands well, the unique challenges of various business cultures and complex organizational dynamics. 

She considers herself to be a "serial learner," a lover of books, a cooking creative, and slightly obsessed with her Peloton. 

Qualifications & Achievements

Tess Fyalka, PCC, CPCC, is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach. She completed her coach training through CTI, the Co-Active Training Institute, formerly the Coaches Training Institute. It is widely recognized as the most rigorous professional coach training and certification program in the industry.

She is also certified through the International Coaching Federation as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and holds an Advanced Certification in Team Coaching (ACTC), also through ICF.

Tess is a GTCI Certified Team Coaching Practitioner and a Leadership Circle Certified Practitioner. She holds additional certifications in Emotional Intelligence - EQ-i-2.0, DiSC, Change Management and Change Leadership.

She has extensive training in both Conversational Intelligence and Positive Intelligence. Additionally, Tess is an Organization Development Certified Professional

and a Crucial Conversations Certified Trainer.

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Five things 
about me.

Quitting my Job.

Several years ago, I quit a “good job” to start my own business without a single client lined up. It was the toughest and scariest career decision I ever made … and the best.

Elevator Voice

Early in my career, one of my first gigs was an elevator voice for Anheuser Busch.  "Floor one..."

Rock Climbling


One of my favorite life experiences has been rock climbing, although I’ve only done it a few times. It’s a Zen experience like no other.  Afterall, if you’re using your fingertips and toes to hoist yourself up to a ledge, you’re thinking of little else other than how do I make it six inches closer to the summit, without falling backwards into the abyss.  


Cooper is my officemate.  He's a Maltese whose life's purpose is bringing pure joy to those around him. 


I sing soprano and love to play in my flower garden - just not at the same time, although maybe it would help keep the rabbits away.

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