Who We Are

Founded in 2015, we are an Alexandria, Virginia-based boutique consulting firm with decades of experience.

Coaching and Leadership Development Experts

When you work with MindSpring Metro DC, you get personalized service from our experienced senior partners. As such, we limit the number of clients we serve so that we can provide each one with exemplary, customized service.

We utilize latest innovative methodologies and strategies developed over ten years by Dr. Haydn Hasty and Terry Hasty. Suggestive Accelerative Learning and Teaching, the result of their work, is a curriculum of developmental processes in the areas of leadership, teacher development, and personal mastery.

Qualifications and Certifications

  • Leadership development consulting firm (serving NAICS code 611430)
  • Woman-owned small business (SBA GLS WOSM)
  • CCR-registered (CAGE Code 7CNP4)
  • Certified Professional Co-Active Coach
  • DUNS: 079492867

Clients

A few of the organizations with whom we have worked.

Leadership

Denise Minor

President

Denise Minor is President of MindSpring Metro DC. In this position, she provides customized learning and training programs based upon each client's needs and interests.

Ms. Minor's specific areas of expertise include:

  • Leadership Training
  • Executive Coaching
  • Team Building
  • Professional Development

Whether delivering a keynote address to an esteemed professional association, or joining a conference panel with like-minded experts in leadership and professional development, Denise's command of language and ability to engage her audience is unmatched. In addition, she is currently penning her first book on individual and collaborative leadership, with a dual emphasis in training and practical application.

Prior to joining MindSpring Metro DC, Denise spent over 28 years in public service as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). As a certified FBI instructor, she worked as a facilitator / instructor for the FBI's leadership development program team - the overarching goal of which was to improve and shift the management culture in the FBI to one of leadership. She leverages this top tier training to add value to every client engagement at MindSpring Metro DC.

As a Special Agent with the FBI, Denise investigated violent crime, white collar crime, public corruption, counter¬terrorism and foreign and counter-intelligence cases. She was a squad supervisor in the New York City FBI office where she led a squad of twelve agents. In her time working overseas with the FBI, Denise developed and ran the Bureau's Legal Attaché office in Rabat, Morocco.

Denise holds a Juris Doctor degree from Lewis and Clark Law School, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and French from Colorado College. She is a licensed attorney and a certified Co-Active Coach, while also maintaining a Top Secret security clearance with the U.S. Federal Government.