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Chip McDermott Consulting

  Masters Organizational Leadership

ICF Certified Executive Coach & Life Coach

Teen Talking Circles Facilitator

Chip McDermott

My counseling approach is reflective of who I am: authentic, compassionate, uplifting and direct.

I work with adolescents, parents, and professionals on a range of issues including

family, business, relationships and emotional health.

Reach out to me today.  I'm here to help.


What We'll Do

 Social Connection

It is our biological need to connect with others, 

and both covid and social media has shown us,

"Nothing takes the place of face to face."

We'll work on self-agency and self-love

to set you on your way.


Through a life-changing depression, I learned

that a belief in our self & our ability to meaningfully affect one another's lives is our greatest calling. 

Do you believe in your own gifts?

I can help you get there.


Social + Emotional Intelligence

Understanding our own emotions and those of others is emotional and social intelligence.

It is required more today than ever before, throughout every part of our life.

Do you understand your own emotions; how to regulate them?

Together, we can transform your perceptions full of limiting beliefs, projections, and judgments.

When this happens you lift yourself and everyone around you.

What Matters Most

In every area in which I work, people want purpose and to feel connected. They want to feel valued and find meaning.  

For ourselves it means knowing and believing in our personal gifts.  And seeing those in others.  

In our schools, this means modeling and teaching, starting with basic social and emotional intelligence concepts 

integrated with academics in the beginning of a child's education. Not merely offering tools for symptoms during adolescence.

For leaders, it requires regular assessment of philosophy and practices, 

and leading with integrity while being appropriately direct, transparent, and mindful of trust.  

Do you know how to dig into yourself? 

For most of us it's far easier to stay busy, running at 'high-beta' in order to avoid ourselves -- and others.  

Instead, we can learn to turn toward, not away from everyday challenges and grow from them. 

I can show you how.


The Distance To Here*

I've worked in the entertainment industry and created, developed and run three successful businesses.

I was the founding Music Talent Executive for E! Entertainment Television.

I co-founded and built eworks Inc., an international consumer opinion company

serving A.C. Nielsen and the Hollywood film studios.

And I created and ran, a unique non-profit,

community clean-up program in Laguna Beach, CA

Through the development of all, I've trained, managed and mentored thousands of people, worked extensively with children and teens, business leaders, schools, non-profits, and city governments.

I led high-performing, C-suite executives in a monthly peer-advisory cohort I founded,


Seattle Enlightened Leaders and created and produced, a community talk series.

From my own business and life experience and my Masters in Organizational Psychology, 

I can help you understand yourself, as well questions of meaning and purpose. 

Even if what you're experiencing seems to be only 'professional' in nature and may not be extreme,

the concepts we'll explore benefit everyone, in both our work and in our personal relationships.

With a structured approach from a strength-based model, and with greater mindfulness

you can be a better leader and person.

You can be more grounded and connected with yourself -- and with others. 

After all, it's what we're here for.

Chip McDermott






Take the step to connect with me,

to chat or to arrange a time to do so. 

Use this contact form to inquire whether my services are right for you

and I'll do my best to get back with you within 24 hours.

I know I can help you.

And it's off! I'll speak with you soon.

Meet to Chat
30 min

             Bainbridge Island Washington  98110 

   206 588 5081

ICF Certified Executive Coach (CEC)

         ICF Certified Life Coach (CLC)          

Masters in Organizational Leadership, January 2022 

U Mass

Continuing education in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Positive, Humanistic, Behavioristic and Spiritual Psychology, Rational Emotive Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Meditation and Neuropsychology. 

Spiritual Psychology Program

The Clearing, San Juan Island

Teen Talking Circles, 2017

Bainbridge Island 


             Bachelor of Arts                

San Diego State University

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