Press Release

NASA Renews Executive Coaching Contract with Cambria

By SpaceRef Editor
September 18, 2007
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In August, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced the awarding of a 5-year agency-wide executive coaching contract to Cambria Consulting, Inc., which has been providing such services to NASA since it was awarded the first contract in 2004. In selecting Cambria as the winning bidder, NASA recognized the progress and success achieved through our partnership in the initial contract.

With the launch of the first agency-wide executive coaching program in 2004, NASA placed itself at the forefront of a growing awareness by public and private organizations of the value and impact of executive coaching as a vehicle for accelerating the development of leaders and high-potentials. Its commitment to a new contract demonstrates the continued recognition by top agency officials of the program’s strategic importance to long-term mission success.

In her recent testimony before Congress, Toni Dawsey, NASA’s Assistant Administrator for Human Capital Management, said, “In order to build leadership ‘bench strength,’ we have developed a corporate, integrated approach to leadership development.” She continued, “This framework provides continuity through succession planning and executive development – creating a skilled pipeline for leadership within NASA.” Executive coaching is a key component of that framework.

Ellen Kumata, Cambria’s Managing Director and Coaching practice leader, will be the lead on this engagement. “We are excited to continue our partnership with NASA and its coaching practice,” noted Kumata. “NASA, like other organizations facing leadership challenges, including accelerating the development of new leaders, coping with a globalizing workforce and competitive landscape, and adapting to the accelerating pace of change, is looking to find better ways to face these challenges. Executive coaching is a key component in its strategy to do so.” About Cambria Consulting, Inc.

Cambria Consulting, Inc. is a human resource management consulting firm specializing in developing people solutions that drive business performance. Through our Consulting, Coaching, Survey and Interactive divisions, Cambria helps our clients achieve their strategic objectives more effectively by designing, developing and implementing HR solutions in the areas of workforce and leadership development, performance management, competency development, 360-degree assessment, coaching, selection systems, organizational surveys, and integrated e-HR applications. For more information, visit or call (617) 523-7500.


Cambria Consulting
Stephanie Pinter, 617-523-7500
[email protected]

SpaceRef staff editor.