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Brenda Lane-Oliver, President 

Meet Brenda


Brenda is an author, public speaker and certified professional coach. Brenda is President of Lane Oliver Consulting, LLC and Destination Coaching Retreats, both based in Maryland. She is an entrepreneur and nationally recognized trainer on Leadership Skills with more than 20 years of management and consulting experience. She provides leadership training and coaching in numerous industries including: healthcare, automotive, technology, legal, education, and real estate.


She uses a holistic approach to her group coaching experiences. Group sessions focus on the whole person, from weight management, to health, exercise, self-care, self-estem and leadeship development and finding your passion.


Brenda has assisted federal, state and local government employees in implementing performance evaluation systems, setting up self-managed teams and providing leadership coaching to managers and professionals at all levels.Brenda was instrumental in leading an organization in far exceeding its work performance expectations. She worked as Senior Quality Advisor for an agency with 61,000 employees. Brenda has trained and coached more than 25,000 employees. She takes pride in helping organizations implement change and boost morale.


She is on several boards and also provides mentoring and coaching to potential leaders through several local universities.


Brenda holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management and Leadership and a Masters of Science degree in Organizational Development both degrees are from Johns Hopkins University. She also completed Harvard Business School’s New Path Executive Leadership Program. She is a Certified Professional Coach, specializing in Leadership Development & Integrated Nutrition and Health.


Brenda is the author of two books, Creating the Million Dollar Leader: 52 Inspirational Lessons to Attract the Life You Want (a finalist in the International Book Award) as well as Stand Up and Be Counted Now: Executive and Professional Leadership Development for Women.


A past president of the Maryland Chapter of the Association for Talent Development (ATD), Brenda represented Maryland in the National ATD initiative to Train America’s Workforce, and has received several Outstanding Service Awards for her leadership in the organization. She is the publisher of the Lane Chronicle and has written for Training & Development Magazine.

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Five Pillars of Success



Personal Growth - Involves the growth and enhancement of all aspects of the person, the feelings the person has about himself or herself, and their effectiveness in living. It includes the development of positive life skills and the development of a realistic and healthy self-esteem.


Leadership - Involves establishing a clear vision, sharing that vision with others so that they will follow willingly, providing the information, knowledge and methods to realize that vision


Creativity & Innovation - Creativity and Innovation coaching will help entrepreneurs, organizations and your team find solutions, turn ideas into action and improve business performance. 


Strategy - Requires a careful plan of action or method for achieving a particular goal usually over a long period of time.


Execution & Sustainabilty -  Success requires 5% strategy and 95% execution.  Responsibility for accountability in implementing a plan and ensuring that goals and missions are continuously met can not be understated.


Other Services


Brenda is available for book signings, discussions, workshops, retreats and speaking engagements.


 Complete the contact form on the left or 

Call (410)299-4800 for more information about  services available. To learn more about Brenda experiences click the Client List tab below.



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