Belinda L. Collins

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Belinda L. Collins


Belinda Collins is committed to creating a confidential, safe place for leaders and executives to explore the challenges they face on a daily basis. She works with them to draw out their ideas, gain insights and create possible solutions for problems ranging from dealing with difficult people, fiscal challenges, transitions and change, to creating new visions and strategic plans for their workplaces. She also helps leaders address the challenges of preserving their personal work life balance.


Belinda's accomplishments in the government and scientific research fields serve her well as a leadership coach. She served at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for more than 30 years in a variety of leadership positions, including Director of Technology Services, Senior Advisor for Voting Standards, and Director of the Office of Standards Services. In these positions, the last two of which were as a member of the Senior Executive Service, she directed units varying from research to policy guidance for NIST. As a leader she managed and coached numerous scientists, engineers, human factors and standards specialists. She also gained national and international experience through her work in standards and laboratory accreditation. Her leadership of organizations ranging from chairmanship of the federal Interagency Committee on Standards Development, the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation, and service as Vice Chair of the American National Standards Institute and of the Illumination Engineering Society of North America has given her insights into the difficulties of working with volunteers from both public and private sector from different nations. Belinda has experienced the complex world today's leaders live in, and she draws on her own background to coach clients through critical challenges and create new opportunities: strategic planning, human resources, building alliances, budget challenges, and maintaining personal integrity.

Belinda's background includes a Certificate in Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University, an M.A. and Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from the University of Virginia and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Mary Washington. She is a member of the International Coaching Federation.

Belinda is trained and certified in the following assessments:

  • Practitioner of the MBTITM Step I and Step II Instruments
  • Practitioner of EQ-i 2.0/EQ360
Education and Credentials include:
  • University of Virginia, Ph.D. and M.A. in Experimental Psychology
  • University of Mary Washington, B.A. in Psychology
  • Georgetown University, Leadership Coaching Certification
  • Senior Executive Service
  • Member, International Coach Federation