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Dee Allen

ICF Certified Executive Coach & Leadership Facilitator
Command Master Chief (Retired), US Navy

Dee Allen is the founder and CEO of Nspire Leadership Solutions and a military veteran, who served in the U.S. Navy for over 33 years.  Upon her retirement, she was the most senior enlisted female serving in the Navy and had the pleasure of working in numerous executive-level positions and coached many of the Navy’s top leaders. She has worked with the federal government, non-profits, and corporate leaders to both increase leadership and organizational effectiveness.



University of Maryland, University College
Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice 

University of Maryland, University College
Master of Science, Management 

Cornell University
Graduate Certificate, Executive Leadership

Coaching Certifications

  • IFC Professional Certified Coach

  • Board Certified Coach

  • Gallup Global Strength Coach Certification

  • Business Consultant Certification

  • 33 years of military service 

  • Prior to retirement, was the most senior enlisted woman serving in the Navy.

  • Has since coached many of the Navy's executive leaders. 

  • Her coaching business is certified a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business.

Team Leadership

Extensive expertise developing executive talent and leading teams in defining concrete goals, optimizing performance and providing accountability. 

  • Federal Government 

  • Non-profits

  • Corporate Businesses 

Diversity & Advocacy

With a strong focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout her work and life, Dee Allen's qualifications in EDI include: 

  • Trained Leadership Facilitator

  • Diversity Practitioner

  • Six Sigma Yellow-Belt in Diversity & Inclusion

  • Neutral in Alternative Dispute Resolutions. 

Volunteer Work

Volunteers as an Executive Coach for Women for Change Coaching Community, the MicroLoan Foundation, and is on the Board of Directors for the National Capital Council of the U.S. Navy League and the Chief of Naval Operations Trusted Advisory Group.

Our Mission

To empower individuals and organizations by cultivating leaders who inspire, motivate, and transform the world around them. We are dedicated to providing exceptional leadership coaching and development services that unlock the full potential of leaders, enabling them to create positive and lasting impacts on their teams, communities, and beyond.

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