Dr. Tammy Lewis Wilborn, Ph.D. is a mental health & wellness expert, author, and keynote speaker. She is a retired board-certified licensed professional counselor-supervisor, former counselor educator, and professional keynote speaker with 20+ years of professional experience.
Dr. Wilborn (she/her/hers) is a coach who brings wisdom and wit to help her clients thrive at work and beyond! With a professional career that spans 20+ years across a range of professional settings and her expertise in mental health, wellness, and leadership development, Dr. Wilborn is uniquely positioned to provide you with tools and tangible steps to identify, achieve, and maintain your personal and professional goals. She specializes in working with emerging and experienced leaders to help them develop or strengthen skills in the areas of self-care and wellness, healthy boundaries, healthy interpersonal relationships, authentic leadership, effective communication and conflict resolution, and career transitions.
She also previously served as visiting assistant professor of counseling at the University of New Orleans. Dr. Wilborn is a past president of the Louisiana Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. She is a past board member for Fidelity Bank P.O.W.E.R. and the New Orleans chapter of the National Speakers Association. Dr. Wilborn holds a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, an M.S. in Counseling, and a B.A. in Psychology from the Loyola University of New Orleans and is a 2021 graduate of Loyola University of New Orleans’ Women’s Leadership Academy.
As a coach, my style is collaborative, facilitative, and supportive. I work with my clients to identify desired goals and outcomes, provide tangible strategies for success, and supportive direction and encouragement to overcome struggles.
I work best with clients who are open, flexible, receptive to feedback, and willing to implement suggestions. My experience has been when these traits are absent, the coach works harder than the client to facilitate change. As a coach, I am here to coach, not convince, clients that they need to change. I also specialize in working with BIPOC women leaders.
Small steps towards change is one important way that I measure success. Change does not happen overnight and sometimes the first step or the small step can be the hardest to make. So, I acknowledge and celebrate the small steps/wins with my clients along their journey to the "big" wins (i.e., goals).
I would say authenticity. Not only do I try to live and model what I teach, but I strive to give permission (if they need it) for others to do the same.