Edwardyne Cowan brings dynamic leadership and over 20 years of experience in sales, training, and theatre to her coaching work. Her special interest is in helping sales professionals change their communication behaviors through increased self awareness, strategic and conscious decision making, practice, and positive reinforcement. She has extensive experience helping individuals and teams meet the demands of communicating and selling virtually and across cultures. She brings a unique combination of positive energy, sensitivity, and a passion for excellence to her coaching work.
Edwardyne began her business career selling recruitment services in the financial strategies group for Smith Hanley Associates, a NYC based niche quantitative placement firm. She has been sharing her expertise as a sales consultant, trainer, and executive coach to deliver consultative selling and negotiating skills training to a diverse client list including American Express, American Cancer Society, Bain Capital, Credit Lyonnaise, Citibank, Dai-iche Life, Deutsche Bank, Kilpatrick Stockton, KPMG, Lee Equity Partners, Oliver Wyman, P&G, Sidley Austin LLP, Societe Generale, Stryker Spine, and UBS.
As a former Broadway actress and professional singer, Edwardyne draws on her presence training, storytelling skills, and improvisation experience to help clients build strong emotional connections with their diverse and remote audiences and respond in the moment to the unexpected.
As an entrepreneur and business owner, she is passionate about partnering with clients across the education spectrum, from primary schools and educators at Achievement First, NYCDOE, Teach For America, and Uncommon Schools, to the executive education programs at Columbia University, Darden, Dartmouth, Harvard, and NYU.
Edwardyne graduated magna cum laude with a double major in Mathematics and Political Science from the College of New Rochelle. She is a member of Actors’ Equity Association, SAG-AFTRA, ASTD, and IMATA, and currently lives in Manhattan with her twin teenage daughters.