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Kevin Cheesebrough, 
Captain USN (Ret), MS, PCC

Executive Coach

Kevin has over 35 years in leadership, 28 in the United States Navy, which included the command of a nuclear submarine, and ten years in applied research and development. During his last years in the Navy, as the Professor of Naval Science at Penn State University, he taught leadership and ethics to aspiring naval officers.  Following his retirement from the Navy he held leadership positions at the Applied Research Laboratory, Penn State and SRI International, State College. Also, during this time, he was an adjunct professor at the Penn State, Smeal School of Business, teaching ethics for business managers. 


Kevin completed the Duquesne University, Pittsburgh PA, International Coach Federation approved, Professional Coach Certification Program (PCCP) in 2014.  Since then, he has established his own coaching business (Kevin Cheesebrough Coach, Inc.) and is presently an associate Talent Development Coach and facilitator with Lee, Hecht, Harrison, an external leadership coach for Penn State University, an independent coach for the Ayers Group, The Bradley Partnerships and Franklin Covey/Robert Gregory Associates. He is on the faculty at the Duquesne Professional Coach Certification Program (International Coach Federation (ICF) ACTP certified) where he teaches ICF Core Competencies and Mindfulness for Coaches and mentors coaching students.  He is certified by the International Coach Federation at the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) level. He is certified in Hogan Performance Surveys and Clark Wilson 360 assessments. Additionally, he is a leadership training facilitator/team coach for Penn State HR Talent Development, facilitating emotional intelligence, leadership styles and coaching for supervisors. His main emphasis is leadership/executive development coaching with a particular interest in developing emotional intelligence, mindfulness, and executive presence in his clients.


Kevin holds a bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering from Penn State and a master’s degree in management science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. 

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