Lua Hancock (coaching)


Dr. Lua Hancock

Coaching Philosophy

Humans want to do impactful and purposeful work.  Oftentimes it can be challenging to stay grounded, mindful, focused and well.  Entering into a coaching relationship allows for space and time to focus, strategize, reflect and plan. Leadership coaching can provide support and guidance to assist leaders to create and meet professional goals, prioritize, handle challenging situations, and be reminded of the joy and nobility in helping to shepherd and actualize the educational mission. A coach can act as a reminder of your strengths, a sounding board, a thought partner, and an honest mirror.

As I coach I confidentially help leaders in areas including:

  • Helping with clarification and reaffirmation of vision, dreams, passion, purpose, strengths, values and areas for desired behavior change
  • Offering objective feedback on goals, work settings, professional development, business components (may include review reports, meetings agendas, and planning documents).
  • Creating space for conversation leading to mindful leadership choices, prioritization, creativity, joy and clarity.
  • Providing context from expertise in organizational theory, group and individual dynamics, higher education trends and best practices.
  • Offering introductions, and assistance with internal or external search process


Dr. Lua Hancock specializes in providing consulting in areas of leadership, change management, conflict resolution, emergency planning and response, assessment, and diversity, equity and inclusion. She has worked with various Fortune 500 companies and higher education institutions.  Additionally, she works as a coach to industry leaders assisting them with mindful, equitable and impactful leadership.

Dr. Hancock has more than 25 years of progressive student and academic affairs.  Most recently she served as the Vice President of Campus Life and Student Success at Stetson University.  

Lua has a Bachelor’s of Science from Rollins College in Psychology and African/African American Studies, a Master’s Degree from Nova Southeastern University in Alternative Dispute Resolution and an EdD from NSU in Higher Education Leadership. She serves on the executive board for Florida ACE Women’s Network, the Diversity and Inclusion Committee of Florida Executive Women and is engaged with the Bahai’s of Orlando.

Levels Coached: Early-Career Professionals, Mid-Managers, Senior Executives, VP, Provosts, etc.

Industry Experience: Corporate, Higher Education, K-12, Non-profit/NGO