Sheryl Malik


Dr. Malik uses her background in psychology, organizational dynamics, and management consulting to support executives in achieving their most critical leadership goals. She is the lead architect of Suntiva’s methodology for Leadership Coaching, which has been used to assist over 1,500 leaders in both the federal and commercial space. This methodology is the company standard for all individual and team leadership coaching engagements and is the basis of over 300 coaching programs. In a recent evaluation of a large-scale coaching program in the federal government led by Suntiva, 94% of participants rated it as one of the most valuable professional development experiences they've ever had.

Dr. Malik also authored a series of empirical outcome studies on the effectiveness of executive coaching. These evaluations included multiple levels of statistical analysis, assessing program satisfaction, application of learning, goal achievement and return on value, among other variables. They involved nearly 150 coaching goals, each mapped to Health and Human Services Office of Personnel Management Core Qualifications competency model. Dr. Malik’s government clients include the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), and the Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS). Her commercial clients include individual executives and executive teams at VeriSign, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, Booz Allen Hamilton, and Siemens.

Dr. Malik received her B.A. in Psychology Cum Laude from Wheaton College, her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Virginia and her certificate in Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University.

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Related Content

  • Malik, H.G., Rohling, S.K., and Malik, S.D. (2014). Building Resilience: Marrying Key Insights from Psychology with Coaching. Georgetown University Annual Graduate Coaches Conference, 2014, Georgetown University.
  • Rohling, S.K. & Peck, S.D. (2009). The Key to Me: Understanding Work Style and Communication Preferences. The 2009 Pfeiffer Annual: Consulting. Wiley Publishers.
  • Malik, H.G., Peck, S.D., Feurelicht, E. & Waldman, K (2007). Levers of change: Integrating Organization Development and Executive Coaching. The Chesapeake Bay Organization Development Network, 2007 Annual Conference, George Washington University.
  • Peck, S.D. (2003). Measuring sensitivity moment-by-moment: A micro-analytic look at the transmission of attachment. Attachment and Human Development, 5, 38-63.
  • Peck, S.D. (1996). The orthogonality of liberalism and conservatism among American Evangelical Protestants. Journal of Social Psychology, 136, 635-638.
  • Peck, S.D. (1996). What is a good father? An exploratory look at men’s beliefs about the paternal role. Journal of Men’s Studies, 4, 375-383.

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