Ed DeCosta

  • Title: Applied Leadership
  • Company: Catalyst Associates LLC

Ed DeCosta, author of Ascend: A Coach’s Roadmap For Taking Your Performance To New Heights and Release Your Superhero: How To Shed the Villains and Soar in Business and in Life is President of Catalyst Associates LLC, an executive coaching and management consulting firm. Simply put, Ed helps clients become more effective leaders, enabling them to meet their personal and business objectives. Clients range from small entrepreneurial ventures to Fortune 500 corporations.

In his corporate life, Ed managed worldwide sales and marketing teams and opened offices on three continents. He is presently working as a partner with best-selling author and leadership guru John C. Maxwell, serving as one of the faculty members in the Maxwell Leadership Development Program.

He is an ICF credentialed professional certified coach (PCC), has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from West Virginia University, as well as Master of Arts Degree in International Management and MBA from the University of Texas. Ed also teaches in WVU’s College of Business and Economics, leading undergraduate and graduate courses in Leadership and Entrepreneurship. Having successfully raised 3 wonderful children, Ed and his wife Linda live in Cheat Lake with their Chocolate Labrador, Stella.