Dr. Miranda Fernande Walichowski is an Associate Certified Coach through the International Coaching Federation, ICF. She is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at Texas A&M University. She has Doctorate and Master’s Degrees in Educational Psychology, from Texas A&M University. She earned a Bachelors of Science Degree in Maritime Business Administration, from Texas A&M University at Galveston.
Miranda is on a research team studying team-effectiveness, team growth-mindset, and team creativity. She has developed and taught graduate-level coursework on coaching: Foundations in Professional and Personal Development Coaching and Coaching Groups and Teams.
Currently, Dr. Walichowski coaches at the Doerr Institute for New Leaders at Rice University. Through the Doerr Institute she has facilitated Catalyst modules on Embracing Conflict. She has been selected as one of five coaches from Doerr that will help pilot leadership development through coaching at the United States Military Academy West Point in the fall 2019.
In addition, Dr. Walichowski developed the the MiraNous Institute for Leaders in Education (MILE). MILE has provided leadership development through group and individual coaching as part of the Accelerated Preparation of Leaders for Undeserved Schools (A-Plus) grant, component 5 (Turnaround). A-Plus is a project funded by the U.S. Department of Education for $13.36 million to build instructional capacity of educational leaders who work with diverse learners (grant PI is Dr. Beverly Irby.)
On a personal note, Miranda is married to John Walichowski, MiraNous Business Manager, and they have five children. Miranda is constantly seeking two things in life, growth in all areas and the energy needed to refine and sharpen herself as an instrument of meaningful contribution for her family, clients, and students. This has lead her to a new journey as a competitive powerlifter. This has appealed to her because the sport requires the development of a strong mind that is able to conquer limiting beliefs and fears.