Rebecca Tillemans

Rebecca Tillemans

Rebecca Tillemans - Executive Coach
MS, LCPC, ACC
Executive Coach

Rebecca Tillemans has long been captivated by human potential. Her depth of experience, decisive confidence, quick wit, and straightforward kindness help leaders to evolve their consciousness, thereby buoying the entire organization. Known for her ability to synthesize complex and highly charged data quickly and compassionately, she is a sought-after speaker and trainer. An integral member of pLink Leadership®, this down-to-earth, “refreshingly clear without judgment” culture-change-agent helps organizations and individuals who want to evolve their teams to be more agile, while maximizing personal meaning and impact.

Working in the field of human development since 2005, this licensed, masters-level clinical psychotherapist pivoted from her thriving private practice in favor of joining pLink Leadership and engaging in high-potential coaching. Rebecca lives the pLink Leadership vision to accelerate positive change in a big way – what better way to do so than to champion leaders who inspire and influence others? Her clients range from small business owners to CEOs, from rising leaders to seasoned professionals, all with the common goal of creating awareness, self-authoring, and manifesting their vision.

Rebecca coaches, facilitates, and consults with organizations and individuals, bringing learning to life with curriculum designed and developed by pLink Leadership and complemented by the models and assessments of The Leadership Circle® and the robust Dare to Lead™ program. Her deep knowledge of how to build emotional intelligence and develop people relationally supports clients in creating collaborative cultures. Rebecca’s coaching far surpasses competence training, helping leaders get clear on their values, build confidence, answer the purposeful call, and grow a guiding vision for their companies.

Rebecca earned her Executive Certificate in Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University’s Institute of Transformational Leadership. She holds a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from State University of New York and a bachelor’s degree in Communication and Social Psychology from Cornell University.

This former wilderness guide makes her home in Columbia, Maryland, with her daughter, son, and spouse. When Rebecca is not coaching or inspiring from the front of the room, you are likely to find her searching some little slice of Nature for the awe that she’s certain she’ll find, chopping away at some new culinary inspiration, or racing off to meet her group of people; a mash-up of like-hearted dancers who all agree that sometimes, you just gotta hand it over to the rhythm.

Rebecca Tillemans - Executive Coach
MS, LCPC, ACC
Executive Coach

Rebecca Tillemans has long been captivated by human potential. Her depth of experience, decisive confidence, quick wit, and straightforward kindness help leaders to evolve their consciousness, thereby buoying the entire organization. Known for her ability to synthesize complex and highly charged data quickly and compassionately, she is a sought-after speaker and trainer. An integral member of pLink Leadership®, this down-to-earth, “refreshingly clear without judgment” culture-change-agent helps organizations and individuals who want to evolve their teams to be more agile, while maximizing personal meaning and impact.

Working in the field of human development since 2005, this licensed, masters-level clinical psychotherapist pivoted from her thriving private practice in favor of joining pLink Leadership and engaging in high-potential coaching. Rebecca lives the pLink Leadership vision to accelerate positive change in a big way – what better way to do so than to champion leaders who inspire and influence others? Her clients range from small business owners to CEOs, from rising leaders to seasoned professionals, all with the common goal of creating awareness, self-authoring, and manifesting their vision.

Rebecca coaches, facilitates, and consults with organizations and individuals, bringing learning to life with curriculum designed and developed by pLink Leadership and complemented by the models and assessments of The Leadership Circle® and the robust Dare to Lead™ program. Her deep knowledge of how to build emotional intelligence and develop people relationally supports clients in creating collaborative cultures. Rebecca’s coaching far surpasses competence training, helping leaders get clear on their values, build confidence, answer the purposeful call, and grow a guiding vision for their companies.

Rebecca earned her Executive Certificate in Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University’s Institute of Transformational Leadership. She holds a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from State University of New York and a bachelor’s degree in Communication and Social Psychology from Cornell University.

This former wilderness guide makes her home in Columbia, Maryland, with her daughter, son, and spouse. When Rebecca is not coaching or inspiring from the front of the room, you are likely to find her searching some little slice of Nature for the awe that she’s certain she’ll find, chopping away at some new culinary inspiration, or racing off to meet her group of people; a mash-up of like-hearted dancers who all agree that sometimes, you just gotta hand it over to the rhythm.

Q&A with Rebecca

Where I grew up: I was born in Wyoming, lived there until I was 3, made a short stop in Minnesota, where my rather sizable extended family lived … moved to Ithaca, New York, when I was 4, to Maryland when I was 12, and launched at 18 to live in Arizona, Upstate New York, the Florida Keys, and the Adirondacks before landing back in Maryland.

My family: I live with my husband, James, and our two little ones, Lillian and Joseph. Doting grandparents are often nearby. My India-residing brother, sister-in-law, and nieces make boisterous cameos periodically.

My favorite music:

  • To sing: Joni Mitchell, Anaïs Mitchell, Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan
  • To dance to: Rhianna, Drake, Beyoncé, Nikki Minaj, Cardi B, Soca, Calypso, reggaetón
  • To have in the background: Amos Lee, Chris Smither, Greg Brown, acoustic anything.

My favorite foods: Yes, please. In any of the world cuisines I’ve tried, I have found favorites. The fresher the better, and spice gets extra points.

My favorite cocktail: Is a mocktail, actually: a huge amount of seltzer on ice with lots of sliced ginger, lemon juice, and a splash of maple syrup.

What I like to do in my spare time: I’m not long on “spare time” these days, but if some happens to show up, I beeline to an organizational task. When I can really geek out on tidying a little slice of the world right up to the edge of perfection, I absolutely love it!

My first job: I’m not sure if I got paid, but when I was 6, I was in a music video with three other kids (and I took my responsibilities very seriously). It was off the hook!

Something no one would believe about me: I once caught a Musky (Northern Pike – it’s a big fish with teeth) with my bare hands, in the middle of the night, under the northern lights, in some remote lake in Minnesota. Why? My brother told me to! He later said he was entirely kidding and never expected I would go for it because he assumed that I knew of their super-sharp teeth (I didn’t).

The teacher who … is indeed wise ... leads you to the threshold of your own mind.

Kahlil Gibran