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DeMarcus Pegues, Ph.D.

DeMarcus Pegues is a professional coach, consultant and facilitator with a genuine passion for leadership development, team effectiveness, and efforts geared towards organizational diversity, inclusion and belonging. Devoted to the development and ultimate transformation of individuals, teams and organizations, DeMarcus relies heavily on his acumen as a skilled research-practitioner, trusted advisor and effective collaborator to help his clients learn and develop so they can more readily identify, pursue and achieve the positive and sustainable changes they desire.


With over a decade’s worth of experience across the private, public and non-profit sectors, DeMarcus has served as a strategic thought partner and advisor to frontline-, mid- and senior-level leaders at various organizations across the technology, higher education, government, consumer products and retail, pharmaceutical, and financial services industries. Most notably, he has had the distinct privilege of supporting leaders at reputable organizations such as athenahealth, Columbia University’s Executive Education Programs, Discovery Inc., Tiffany & Co., the United Nations, KPMG, the US Department of Labor, GlaxoSmithKline, OppenheimerFunds Inc., the Early College Initiative at the City University of New York, and UCB.


A true scholar-practitioner, DeMarcus has presented his research at various national and international conferences and has authored several book chapters and journal articles in the leadership development and organizational diversity space.


In addition to his various consulting and coaching engagements, DeMarcus also devotes a significant portion of his time supporting and nurturing the next generation of leadership and team coaches through his work as an Adjunct Professor in the Social-Organizational Psychology Program at Columbia University in the City of New York.

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