Pamela Corbett

Pamela Corbett


“I came to know Pamela through her affiliation with the Center for Creative Leadership, an organization we engaged to help develop our senior leadership team during a period of considerable change. From our initial interactions Pamela stood out among her peers and gained such respect that I asked her to work exclusively with our senior executive team. Pamela was instrumental in enhancing the team dynamic by facilitating discussions about a critical, but challenged, relationship within the group, by sharing techniques to deal more effectively with difficult situations, and through one-on-one coaching. Pamela is effective not only because of her training and depth of experience but also because her approach is practical and direct, which in my experience sets her apart in her field. She builds trust quickly and protects confidences fiercely. She is goal-oriented, client-focused and a great communicator. All of our executives learned more about themselves and others through their relationship with Pamela and were (and are) better managers of people because of their interaction with her. I would not hesitate to work with Pamela in the future and recommend her to my closest colleagues.”Mike Donahue
"Thank you for all the help...I especially appreciate the phone surveys... they truly helped me get honesty in an arena where people may be hesitant to criticize. Your interviewing skills were what made that happen and I appreciate it. You also helped me work through many sticky situations and seeing many ways to approach them and approaching the people involved.....It has been an overwhelmingly positive part of this first year and I highly recommend it to anyone in my shoes."Bishop Peggy A. Johnson - Philadelphia Area of the United Methodist Church

Areas of Expertise

  • Career Transitions
  • Communication Skills
  • Executive Communication
  • Group Facilitation
  • Leadership Development


  • General
  • C-Level: CEO COO CFO SVP
  • Corporations
  • Directors
  • Entreprenuers
  • Professional Services

Services & Delivery Methods

  • One-on-One Coaching
  • Telephone Coaching
  • Face-to-Face
  • Team Coaching
  • Retreats
  • Facilitation
  • Workshops
  • Custom Designs

Professional Profile

Following graduation from Penn State, Pamela stepped into a career in the insurance industry where she negotiated settlements with Philadelphia lawyers and supervised others doing the same. Since then she co-founded a veterinary hospital, worked in television, completed a graduate degree in clinical psychology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and advanced certification in NeuroLinguistic Programming (NLP), taught at Wake Forest University and established Spectrum Psychological Services in Winston-Salem, NC. She combines her training in NLP (a powerful communication model and tool set) and graduate study in human behavior to help clients reach their goals. Through Spectrum she offers executive and team coaching, career counseling, organizational consulting, training and cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy. Quite some time ago Pamela developed a process for achieving goals that leveraged tools from NLP. She was then invited by the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®) based in Greensboro to introduce this process into one of their programs. In 1989, Pamela was selected to join CCL’s adjunct faculty to provide executive assessment, leadership development, training, staff mentoring and group facilitation. Although Pamela’s coaching practice began before CCL launched theirs, she was among the first group certified and deployed by CCL in their coaching practice. Pamela comes from the business world. She is trained as a psychologist, knows what motivates behavior (and behavior change) and is able to establish rapport and earn trust quickly. It is this combination that is at the heart of her success helping individuals become more effective leaders, and teams and organizations to improve their performance. Technology, health, energy, hospitality, banking, law firms, academia and non-profits are among the sectors in which Pamela has spent considerable time. Her clients are both domestic and internationally-based and are located in the USA, Brazil, England and Ireland. Pamela is credentialed and experienced in using a broad array of psychological assessments as well as multi-rater instruments measuring leadership, team, conflict and influencing effectiveness. She hears continuous feedback on her ability to deliver assessment results in such a way that they are heard, understood, valued, and acted upon. She works with clients to create development plans that are achievable, measurable and anchored to organizational goals. She helps clients reach goals more quickly and to navigate challenges more effectively. And, she trains other consulting professionals to do the same. On the community front she serves as Vice Chair and Chair-elect of Leadership Winston-Salem’s Board of Directors and as a mentor to its cadre of Action Learning coaches. Appointed by Governor Easley, she completed a second term on the NC Psychology Board which regulates the practice of psychology in the state. In 2005 the County Commissioners appointed her to the CenterPoint Human Services Board from which she stepped down after a year and a half to join a number of community efforts striving to overcome barriers to accessing public mental health services. She has also provided mediation and arbitration services.

Education, Certifications & Professional Affiliations

  • Penn State University
  • Clinical Psychology Graduate Degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Advanced Certification in NeuroLinguistic Programming (NLP) from Wake Forest University
  • Credentialed in psychological assessments & multi-rater instruments
  • Mediation and Arbitration
  • Spectrum Psychological Services - Founder
  • Center for Creative Leadership Adjunct Faculty
  • Leadership Winston-Salem Board of Directors
  • NC Psychology Board
  • CenterPoint Human Services

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