Deirdre Danahar, MSW, MPH, LICSW, ACC


InMotion Consulting & Coaching is a business and leadership coaching firm that guides entrepreneurs, business leaders and professionals to transform themselves, their people and their company culture.  Deirdre Danahar, Owner, I help leaders, entrepreneurs and teams be forward-thinking, enhance performance and improve their bottom line by making themselves and their communities better.  Her work is rooted in the psychology of human development and motivation, organizational culture, group dynamics and responsible, practical business practices.

For more than a decade she’s been a trusted thinking partner for leaders in business, government and non-profit organizations, helping them end upper-management isolation by providing candid observations and an unclouded corporate-centric perspective about their performance, their relationships within their organization and the organization itself. What she has found is that the same skills help people making a career transition or who are stepping into a new leadership role. Deirdre’s clients’ benefit from her years of experience in guiding multi-staff, multi-contract teams; working on large-scale and small-scale projects; and managing seven-figure budgets.


▹ SECTORS  Not for profit, Communications/Media, Behavioral health, Technology

▹ ISSUES Team development, Employee engagement, Professional presence, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership

▹ CLIENTS  Iowa Dept. of Health, BKD, Univ. of Mississippi Medical Center Information Systems, Mangia Bene Restaurant Group, Jackson Free Press

▹ SPEAKING  NASW state conference, Monthly guest on WDBD TV, Mississippi Dept. of Mental Health, Leadership Greater Jackson, PMI, CAHRA


Deirdre began coaching in 2002 and is an accredited coach through the International Coach Federation and is a Certified Social + Emotional Intelligence Coach® through the Institute for Social + Emotional Intelligence® in Denver, Co.. She is also a Supervisor/Instructor for the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Professional Life Coaching Certification program.


Deirdre was named one of Mississippi’s 50 Leading Business Women in 2012, after relocating to Mississippi in December 2009. Deirdre is a transplanted New Englander based in Jackson, MS, where she lives with her college professor husband, a sweet yellow dog and an alarmingly large tabby cat.


Contact Deirdre at, or 601-362-8288. Her website is: