Accelerating Purpose for Dedicated People & Organizations



Areas of focus:

Specialized Associates:

Beverly Jones
Edna Primrose
Cyndi Radke 
Ted Burk
Beverly Low
Kari Uman
Inga Carey

Organizational Culture & Transformation

Understanding Organizational Culture & Transformation

ECAA engages in change efforts that prioritize people and the business outcomes they are empowered to achieve. While many organizations focus on change to accommodate the needs of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging initiatives, we believe all behaviors must be traced to establish organizational goals. We believe leaders, even great ones, advance self-interest, as veiled as it may be, through business outcomes. However certain initiatives, notably DEIB, engage leaders to either fight for or against them. A strategically sound approach sidesteps the fight and accomplishes the goal while meeting resistance transparently with effective leadership and best practices that support business outcomes. This approach does not dismiss DEIA needs, but rather suggests the DEIA needs should not be the sole focus of an organization’s change efforts.

It is important to note that every organization is unique, and what works for one may not work for another. Therefore, it is up to each organization to assess its needs and determine the best approach.

Individual, Executive & Team Coaching

Coaching high performers to better results is at the core of what we do. ECCA coaches provide you with confidential and supportive sounding board. We help you unlock your potential.

Areas of focus:


If you want a speaker to motivate and inspire your team, we can help.

Specialized Associates:

Ira Chaleff
Beverly Jones
Cyndi Radke


ECCA professionals have a wide range of experience facilitating meetings, retreats, and other events.

We enable leadership the freedom to fully engage in strategic dialogue which can lead to breakthrough thinking. Sessions conclude with action plans to implement decisions generated, processes to track progress/results, and follow-up by our team to encourage you and celebrate follow-through.

Specialized Associates:

Beverly Jones
Mandeep Singh
Kari Uman

Strategic Planning

We help clients align their core business functions to their desired performance.

The strategic planning sessions we lead are enhanced by our pre-work and data gathering from a wide range of participants to ensure coverage of group needs and to help leaders accelerate their ability to think with clarity during the planning session.

Specialized Associates:

Beverly Jones
Mandeep Singh


Partnering with you to assess, envision, develop and execute impactful training that increases productivity, improves performance and inspires continuous focus on individual and organizational excellence

Specialized Associates:

Beverly Jones
Cyndi Radke
Mandeep Singh

Ms. Uman also works with teams: the interplay of one-on-one coaching with members of a team while simultaneously focusing on team dynamics has helped her clients develop collaborative behaviors and increase trust among team members, improve personal and team accountability, and improve productivity by individuals and the team as a whole. Ms. Uman specializes in gender dynamics within teams, woman-managed teams, and teams where women are in the majority. She helps these teams identify the behaviors that undermine others, and develop both an attitude and behaviors that help the team members and leaders become more powerful and effective.

As a certified organizational consultant, Ms. Uman specializes in conducting organizational assessments and developing reports that illuminate the patterns and themes of organizational behavior, enabling organizations to move positively and effectively into a successful future.

As an organizational trainer, Ms. Uman designs, develops and conducts a broad array of workshops including leadership development, teambuilding, career development, running effective meetings, and managing gender differences. She has received the certification as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) designated by the International Coaching Federation.

Her clients include:

  • Crestline Hotels
  • Georgetown University
  • Intelligence Community
  • National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Health
  • JBS International
  • Russell Reynolds Associates
  • American Psychological Association
  • Software Engineering Institute

Ms. Uman holds a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, a Master’s in Education from the University of Maine, and certificates in Organization Development and Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University. Her experience includes serving as an instructor at George Mason University, Georgetown University, Northern Virginia Community College and Mt. Vernon College. She is certified in aa array of assessments, including the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI) EI.20 (Emotional Intelligence) and EI 360, Change Management (Prosci) and was also certified by William Bridges and Associates to conduct workshops and provide consulting services on managing organizational transitions.

As a coach, Mandeep brings this experience, and his fundamental belief in each person’s innate abilities, to create the non-judgmental and energized space for leaders and teams to truly get in touch with what is important to them, and rev up the energy and momentum to make it happen.  His clients take ownership of their own power. They also leverage their own observations to get deep insights into what’s holding them back and then break those habits.  A number of his clients have reported their work together has been transformative.

In addition, these leaders and teams begin to accept the world as it shows up, rather than the way they wish it would.  That accepted, they hold the courage of their convictions pragmatically, communicate their vision authentically and directly, and set about influencing the people, networks and systems of which they are part to create the enabling environments within which their organizations, projects and people succeed.

Mandeep considers himself extremely fortunate to have had the opportunity to express his passions through two completely different careers separated by two decades.  The path of transition has been bumpy and fascinating, and has provided Mandeep the direct experience and insights which make him the coach he is.

Mandeep is also an Executive Coach with the American University Key Executive Leadership Programs.

As a consultant, Mandeep facilitates interventions with senior leadership teams, helping them surface key issues and create jointly owned action plans to solve them. He is adept at uncovering unclear, missing or misaligned roles and accountabilities, business process gaps, and unspoken organizational agreements on topics that are undiscussable.  Mandeep can create environments within which teams bring up the elephant in the room.

Mandeep has a background that spans 35+ years of hands-on experience creating, and facilitating the creation of, solutions to complex problems involving multiple stakeholders.  In his career, he has worked internationally, across cultures and organizational boundaries, to build IT Systems, reengineer business processes, provide organizational and innovation consulting services, nurture client and employee relationships, and grow companies in roles spanning coaching, facilitation, individual contribution, and project, line and executive management.  He has done this within large international organizations, federal and local governments, non-profits, consulting companies, and start-ups.

MANDEEP’S CLIENTS have included a wide range of organizations:

  • Government & International Organizations: The World Bank Group; DFAS, EPA, FBI, FEMA, ICE, NIC (National Institution of Corrections), OCC, TSA, USSS; Fairfax County, VA.
  • Non-profit: US Green Building Council
  • Private Sector: Allegis Group, Phelan Hallinan & Schmieg, Progeny Advanced Genetics, Turner Construction (US); Applied Materials (USA, China & Taiwan); Grupo Elektra (Mexico); Tata Chemicals, North Delhi Power Limited, Samsung, IBM and  Konkan Railways (India); and EFI (USA and India).


  • Georgetown University Certification in Leadership Coaching (CLC)
  • ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC)
  • The Leadership Circle Profile (LCP) & Collective Leadership
  • Hogan Assessments (Hogan Personality Inventory [HPI]; Hogan Development Survey [HDS]; Motives, Values, Preferences Inventory [MVPI])
  • Emotional and Social Competence Inventory (ESCI);
  • DiSC Assessment


  • MBA, Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta
  • BSEE, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur