About Us

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 the latest innovative methodologies and strategies developed over ten years by Drs. 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.


Denise Minor


Denise Minor is President of MindSpring Metro DC. She provides customized learning and training programs based on each client’s needs and interests. Denise’s specific areas of expertise include:
  • Leadership Training
  • Executive and Leadership 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.

Before 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, counterterrorism and foreign and counterintelligence 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. Denise is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) and a Certified NeuroTransformational Coach (CNTC). Denise is also a graduate of the Coaches Training Institute (CTI) Co-Active Leadership Program.

Denise is available for keynote and speaking engagements.

Qualifications and Certifications

Our programs can be delivered through a variety of methods that best meet the needs of your organization.

Certified NeuroTransformational Coach (CNTC)

Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC)

Woman-Owned Small Business (SBA GLS WOSM)

CCR-Registered (CAGE Code 7CNP4)

Leadership Development Training Firm (serving NAICS code 611430)

DUNS: 079492867


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