Dominic is an executive coach, facilitator of transformation, and leadership development practitioner based in New York City. He has special expertise in intercultural relationships and in helping leaders create profound meaning in their work. Dominic is passionate about catalyzing the transformation of individuals and organizations to unlock their full potential for flourishing, with a special interest in LGBTQ leaders.
As a strategy consultant and Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company in both the Middle East and the United States, he focused on organizational transformations where developing new kinds of leadership and higher levels of capability were mission-critical. He also led internal training programs at McKinsey, including the week-long training program for new-hires and workshops on Centered Leadership and organizational change.
Dominic has served clients across many industries and sectors in the Middle East and United States, particularly in tech, financial services, agriculture, education, medical devices, non-profits, and national governments. Earlier in his career, he was Middle East business development manager for the world’s largest agricultural irrigation manufacturer.
A scholar of queer comparative theology, Dominic is former assistant professor of theology and director of the Muslim-Christian Dialogue Center at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota, where he also designed and taught courses on leadership and diversity & inclusion in undergraduate and MBA programs. His book Spiritual Grammar: Genre & the Saintly Subject came out in 2017. Dominic has delivered guest lectures at the University of Washington, KU Leuven (Belgium), Boston College, The Evergreen State College (Washington), Hamline University (Minnesota), & The New School (NYC). Dominic holds master’s and doctoral degrees in Arabic and Islamic Studies from Harvard University, with undergraduate degree in French and German and a master’s degree in theology from Boston College. He is also an alum of the American University in Cairo, where he completed a year-long advanced Arabic program.
Dominic holds a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential with the International Coach Federation, having completed the coaching curriculum at the Coaches Training Institute. He is also certified in The Leadership Circle 360 assessment. His recent pro bono work focuses on coaching and mentoring recently released prisoners to help them adapt and flourish in society.
A citizen of the United States and Italy, Dominic grew up in Nebraska and is a native English speaker with professional proficiency in Arabic, French, and German, and limited working proficiency in Italian and Spanish. Outside of the USA, he has lived, worked, or studied in Egypt, Dubai, Bahrain, Germany, France, Turkey, Italy, El Salvador, and Costa Rica.
Dominic especially enjoys scintillating conversation over shared meals, eye-opening experiences of world cultures and art, plus engaging his body in building greater strength, flexibility, and new skills. For many years he has sung in choirs of various kinds, most recently in a gay men’s chorus.