Hesselbein Forum Executive Coach Brigette Bethea, Owner and Lead Strategist for ULEAD, will present the final Leadership Workshop in a three-part series for GSPIA students, faculty and staff. 

This session will delve into some of the “intangibles” or soft skills required to make us stand out as leaders and why excelling requires more than being brilliant. The character development work of self-reflection and strategically refining our mindsets should remain a top priority. This session will be hosted and facilitated by Brigette M. Bethea, Frances Hesselbein Leadership Forum Executive Coach. 

Brigette Bethea’s career has spanned the intelligence, defense, public education, and nonprofit sectors. A Pittsburgh native, she is the Owner and Lead Strategist at ULEAD, a consulting firm that helps organizations succeed through strong leadership development programming and strategic support. As a US Army Intelligence Officer, Brigette supported the safety and strategic precision of a battalion of 900 Combat Engineers as they completed more than 16,000 missions to disable improvised explosive devices in Iraq and Afghanistan. Through these efforts she was awarded a Bronze Star.

After her national service, Brigette served as a defense warning manager for Defense Intelligence Agency at the Pentagon under the Joint Chiefs of Staff in support of the President of the United States’ strategic defense agenda. She has worked as a Project Manager at Pittsburgh Public Schools and in her most recent position for Business Professionals of America, Brigette developed and delivered leadership development materials to over 44,000 students across 20 states. Brigette earned her Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from Hampton University and then went on to earn her Master in Leadership from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. She also holds her Professional Coach Certification in Leadership from Duquesne University’s Professional Coach Certification Program. Brigette is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Education in Leadership at Point Park University.