Deary Duffie

Executive Coach and Speaker who develops effective and adaptive leaders


Deary Duffie, an accomplished Senior Executive and Thought Leader with a longstanding interest in human development, began his career as an academic counselor and mathematics instructor at a prominent college preparatory school. With more than 35 years of success across the high tech, biotechnology, financial services, and retail industries, he has worked with top corporate executives and managers around the world to inspire and grow the next generation of leaders. Leveraging extensive experience in company growth, leadership development, and change management, he is a valuable advisor for an organization making strategic shifts in their business model, moving into new geographic regions, and expanding their product lines. His broad areas of expertise include business strategy, executive and leadership development, equity and inclusion, and executive coaching. Throughout his executive career, Deary has held leadership positions with DPD Associates, Genentech, Charles Schwab & Co., Levi Strauss & Co., and Hewlett-Packard.

January 2019 - Present

CEO - DPD Associates

DPD Associates

  • Serve on the Advisory Board of Enact Leadership as it is experiences significant growth and expands their product offerings
  • Invited to an inaugural Advisory Board member for the Masters of Science in Organization Development at the University of San Francisco. Through the Board's guidance and recommendations to faculty and administrators we strengthen relationships with for-profit and not-for-profit sectors to maintain a
  • Guest Lecturer in graduate level courses in Organization Change, and Building High-Performance Global Teams at Golden Gate University, and University of San Francisco

September 2014 - May 2018

Senior Director, People and Organization Development - Genentech


  • Served as a certified consultant, internal coach, and team facilitator for company's strategic agility initiative. Worked with leadership teams to bring agility practices into their organizations
  • Directed the implementation of state-of-the-art online learning solutions platforms enabling employee's access anytime, anyplace. Reduced training and development costs by 50%.

October 2017 - February 2018

Interim Head, Diversity and Inclusion - Genentech


  • Directed the shift of company's Diversity and Inclusion strategy that aligned Employee Resource Groups with critical business initiatives.

October 2011 - September 2014

Director, Organization Development and People Analytics & Research -Genentech


  • Served on the design team for the company's first global employee survey. Presented survey results to the CEO and his executive team and identified key areas to improve productivity and employee engagement. Consulted with business teams to develop and implement action plans.

I’m Available To Advise On The Following Subjects

Change Management

Organizational Leadership

Executive Coaching


Company or executive-specific business strategy

Business advice related to my role at my company

Serve as a sounding board and second opinion on a key decision

1:1 Career Transition Coaching