GreenLead Institute


Our Values

INTEGRITY: Do the right thing. Period.

QUALITY: Do great work. Period.

VISION: Begin with the end in mind.

COURAGE: Take bold action toward the vision.

STRENGTHS-BIAS: Leverage strength and mitigate weakness.

SIMPLICITY: Focus on essentials. Less but better.

DELIBERATE PRACTICE: Focus. Feedback. Fix it.

LOOK FOR NEW PERSPECTIVES: Reframe situations to see learning and opportunity.

CONNECT: Build the community. Give back.

SUSTAINABILITY: Protect the environment for future generations.



About Us

GreenLead Institute is an executive coaching firm exclusively focused on helping mission-driven leaders multiply their impact. Environment, health, humanitarian, peace & security – whatever your mission to serve a greater good, GreenLead exists to empower mission-driven leaders like you to multiply their you impact on the causes, organizations, and people you care most about.

Our coaches are dedicated to helping this particular group of leaders navigate complexity and change, and to support them in building the clarity, mindsets, and skills to unleash potential in themselves and throughout their organization.

Our Approach

Through all of our work we provide targeted solutions in a lean and cost-effective way. We don't believe in bringing armies of consultants. Instead, we bring experienced consultants who can quickly spot patterns and create laser-focused solutions to help you overcome challenges and multiply your impact.

Our Clients 

Adam Chalker, Founder/CEO at GreenLead, has worked with hundreds of leaders across industries, including repeated long-term work with the following organizations:


He has delivered 1000+ hours of executive coaching, as well as thousands of hours of workshops, trainings, and consulting engagements.


Adam Chalker


Adam's vocation is helping people grow and develop. He takes great pride in working closely with others to unleash potential and create lives of meaningful achievement, satisfaction, and positive contribution to the world. In addition to his work with GreenLead, Adam serves as Faculty at Georgetown University's Institute for Transformational Leadership, the leading executive coach training program in the US.

Prior to GreenLead, Adam served as VP of Customer Success and resident behavioral expert at PlotWatt Inc, a cleantech company using big data analytics to help companies conserve energy and reduce carbon footprint

Before PlotWatt, Adam led the Organization Performance Solutions practice for Suntiva LLC, a boutique management consulting firm in Washington D.C.  He delivered thousands of hours of executive coaching, team workshops, and leadership development trainings for private sector and government clients including the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Energy, the Department of Homeland Security, the Food & Drug Administration, Verisign, Fannie Mae, and many businesses.

Before that, he also worked as an internal and external leadership development consultant and researcher. Also, fortuitously, a few friends asked him to join in owning a CrossFit box. In 18 months the team grew the gym from 30-120 members and sold it to an awesome team of new owners. It currently operates as CrossFit 611.

On a personal note, he spends free time at CrossFit, yoga, on outdoor adventures, and at the Research Triangle Park Rotary Club. Most of all he loves spending time with family and friends.

Education & Certifications

  • Leadership Coaching Certificate Program, Georgetown University

  • Masters of Education in Human Resource Development (Focus: Leadership Development, Adult Learning, Org Development), George Washington University

  • Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar, Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Strasbourg France

  • B.A. in Political Science (Phi Beta Kappa, High Honors in Political Science, Terry Leadership Scholarship), Davidson College

  • Certifications: Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coaching Federation (ICF), ICF Coach Assessor, Workplace Big 5 Profile Personality Assessment, The Leadership Circle 360-degree assessment, Conflict Dynamics Profile, CrossFit Level 1

  • Advanced Trainings: Somatic Coaching and Embodied Leadership, Adult Development Theory, Resilient Leadership & Family/Organizational Systems Theory, Radical Collaboration and Negotiation, Customer Success, Behavioral Economics, Meditation, Yoga, Reiki, and CrossFit.  


GreenLead takes pride in keeping costs low for customers by keeping things as lean as possible. However, when the situation requires we work with a network of partners to bring cross-functional solutions to your organization's greatest challenges. Our partners bring expertise in recruiting, selection, executive assessment, fundraising, finance, marketing, strategy, and operations.