Mo Baldwin

As a guide for leadership and strategy in corporate and nonprofit environments for 30 years, I recognize that true leadership is more than a blend of technical ability, organizational savvy, and interpersonal skill. Leadership is a combination of self-knowledge, an intuitive grasp of the business landscape, and the ability to take decisive action confidently. During our work together, my clients look inward to define aspirations and values, look outward to understand their business environment, align their strategies, and move forward with confidence and conviction.

Clients have valued my ability to disentangle the challenges inherent in leadership with a warm heart, a ready wit, and actionable insights. I partner with those I work with to create an atmosphere in which leaders can address complex and sensitive issues positively and productively. My executive and junior clients consistently describe our work together as enlightening, invigorating, and liberating.

“As a leader, the higher you go in an organization, the fewer people there are that you can confide in. That's where having Mo is so vital. Even with your peers, you can only say so much. Leadership is a very human experience, and it's great to have someone to go through it with.”

Scott Logan, Chief Revenue Officer, Acendre


My clientele is drawn from corporations, nonprofits, government, the military, and institutions of higher education. I have coached individuals from Goldman Sachs, Red Hat, IBM, The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, The University of Maryland Medical Systems, the US Department of Justice, the US Department of Agriculture, The World Wildlife Fund, the US Navy, The National Endowment for the Arts, Inotek, Health Services Group, the University of Maryland MBA program, and J.P. Morgan.

In addition to leading Pendare Strategy Partners, a successful consulting company that specializes in market research and strategic planning, I have served in a variety of roles that inform my insights into leadership. I was the Executive Director of Alumni Relations for Johns Hopkins University, played a central role in strategic community development in the heart of Baltimore, managed clients at Kemper Sports Marketing, and worked for Sotheby’s in London.

A seasoned athlete, I’ve been a competitive biathlete and triathlete and co-captained an undefeated varsity boat when rowing for Princeton University. I’ve also coached private and university rowing squads. Over the years, I’ve lived in London and travelled extensively in Europe and Southeast Asia.

I’m a graduate of Princeton University and hold an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

Coaching Certifications

My training comes from an extensive pursuit of learning the art of coaching. A graduate of the Georgetown University Leadership Coach Training Program, I earned my professional designation (PCC) through the International Coaches Federation. In addition, I’m both a Certified Presence- Based® Coach and a certified Growth Edge Coach. I also hold certifications for assessment tools including The Hogan Assessments and The Leadership Circle®.