"Vocation does not mean a goal that I pursue. It means a calling that I hear. Before I can tell my life what I want to do with it, I must listen to my life telling me who I am."

- Parker Palmer

Pod and Individual Coaching

The Pod structure combines the individual advice of a coach with the support of a team.  A highly motivated alumnus of the DC Accelerator, called a Facilitator, meets with Pods of 5 to 8 participants to guide them through the online curriculum.  The curriculum includes videos, professional exercises and discussion guides.  Pod members help each other define the impact they want to have in their professions, explore their core motivations, codify their core beliefs, and grow their network.

Twice during the program each Pod member meets with a Coach, a seasoned professional who offers wisdom and practical advice.

Pods schedule their meetings at a convenient time for all the members.  When possible multiple Pods meet together, to foster a greater awareness that, by participating in the DC Accelerator, Pod members have become part of the larger DCA community.

DCA Certified Coaches

Kumar Kibble

CEO of GuideQuest

About Kumar

Natalie Peters

Freelance Art Scholar with multidisciplinary background

About Natalie

Eddy Moss

CEO of DC Accelerator

Financial Advisor at Merrill Lynch

About Eddy

Barbara Brunner Pereira

International Commercial Property Financing Executive

About Barbara

Rob DeSimone

Consultant, Gallup Inc.

About Rob

Pat Kilner

CEO of the Kilner Group and Founder of TowerHill Realty

About Pat

Ana Yrausquin

Certified Life Coach and Resident Counselor

About Ana

Bill Dardis

Teacher, The Heights School

About Bill

Therese Desilets

Law Clerk to Hon. Joseph F. Falvey, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals

About Therese

Apoorva Shah

Principal, Strategy and New Ventures, EAB Global, Inc.

About Apoorva

Julie Larkin

Founder & Executive Director, Girl Talk

About Julie

Regina Bethencourt

Founder & CEO of Tenunto Consulting

About Regina

Patrick Kane

Director, Maximus Federal Services

About Patrick

Alexandra Davis

Lawyer and Writer, Davis Legal Media

About Alexandra

Stas Cynkar

Project Manager, Resource Environmental Solutions

About Stas

The DC Accelerator has been an incredible experience. I have learned a ton about myself and made great friendships. The mentoring has been top notch and the monthly instructors that are brought in are fantastic.

- Kyle M. Ryan

Senior Account Executive, Ogilvy