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Priscilla Douglas is an executive coach, author and speaker who strives to fill each day of her life with joy, beauty and contribution. The first things you will notice about Priscilla are her clarity, authenticity and compassion. Priscilla connects, inspires and helps her clients achieve breakthrough success in their personal and professional lives. She brings ver twenty five years experience from leadership roles in business and government to her firm PHDouglas & Associates.

Priscilla has worked with individuals and teams in the automotive, financial services, and technology industries, as well as in government. She brings real-world experience and thought leadership from the public and private sectors to client engagements. As a result, she knows how to walk the talk and readily shares her insights in a practical way to help her clients.

Her professional career includes key executive positions in government, academics and business, where she was often the first woman and the first African American in her role. As a White House Fellow, she served as a Special Assistant to William H. Webster, Director of the FBI. At Xerox she designed a knowledge sharing engagement process and curriculum that was deployed globally. She held two key positions for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: As Assistant Secretary for Public Safety, she launched the Governor’s Task Force on Domestic Violence and instituted Hate Crimes Tracking; as Secretary of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulations, she led consumer protection and regulatory reforms. Having worked closely with Dr. W. Edwards Deming, the originator of the quality movement, at General Motors, she later successfully introduced the techniques of total quality management across the Commonwealth. This led to an invitation by the Australian Parliament to keynote the launch of their quality initiative.

Priscilla has been an instructor in the masters program for Harvard University Radcliffe Seminars and taught courses in management, leadership and organizational behavior. Her seminars bring the voice of women in business and politics to her students.


  • Ed.D. Harvard Graduate School of Education. Thesis accepted with distinction
  • M.Ed. and B.S. Northeastern University
  • Distinguished Service Award, Wellesley College Center for Research on Women
  • Abigail Adams Award
  • White House Fellow