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Polly Chandler

Antioch University Online

After a long career in education and higher education, Polly is now self-employed at Polly Chandler Coaching. She serves as a coach, curriculum designer, facilitator, and trainer for all sectors. Her specialty areas are strengths-based coaching, transition coaching for people starting new positions or recently promoted, and team leadership development. Her entire career has been dedicated to creating energizing learning communities.

Prior to her current role, Polly served as the Chair of the Department of Management for Antioch New England and helped launch one of the first MBAs in Sustainability in the country.

Coaching Certifications include Gallup Certified Strengths Coach, College of Executive Coaching and Strengths Strategy, and DEI, University Minnesota.

Top Strengths are Relator, Connectedness, Strategic, Empathy, Maximizer, and Developer.

Educational History

  • MED Leadership and Supervision
  • MED Science Education
  • BS Resource Management and Environmental Education

Teaching Statement

As a lifelong educator, I champion innovative instruction and create learning environments that support adult learners’ rich and varied goals. I strive to make online learning experiential, engaging, and rigorous. I believe in designing courses that balance rigorous content delivery with the application of knowledge to work, life, and community. My overarching goal is to create learning communities that challenge students to stretch, grow and consider how their learning can create meaningful, purposeful change in organizations and communities.

Polly’s mission is to help individuals leverage their strengths, knowledge, and skills to accelerate their performance, clarify their core purpose, and meet their professional goals

Strengths-Based Leadership
Transitions at Different Life Stages
Gina Logan

Coach and Facilitator,

Women in Leadership


Courses Taught

  • Women in Leadership Certificate Program, AUSB
  • Earths Systems in Organizations, AUNE
  • MBA Practicum, AUNE
  • Corporate Social Responsibility, AUNE
  • Organizational Ethics, AUNE
  • Sustainability in Sweden, International Trip AUNE

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