Sally Seppanen, the principal of Sepp6, is a certified leadership coach and consultant based in Washington, DC.  She holds degrees in communications, psychology and neuroscience and is a PCC-credentialed member of the International Coaching Federation.  

Sally's expertise includes embodied leadership, adult development and stress management. Her business background also includes experience in coaching, training, communications, branding, strategic planning and marketing.  She is certified in DiSC, The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team, Growth Edge Interview/Coaching, The HeartMath Institute’s Coherence Advantage, and the Emotional Social Competence Inventory.  She has published research on the millennial generation. 


Sally’s drive is to help leaders and teams clarify their goals, beginning the work of managing complexity and setting the stage for reaching desired results. Ultimately, programs increase skill, build leadership and strengthen teams.

What Sally's clients have in common is the desire to make something different happen. They are eager to make life easier, solidify their leadership qualities and positively influence others.

Some of Sally's specialities include:

Leadership Coaching

Highly trained to coach according to the core competencies of the International Coaching Federation.

Somatics - Embodied leadership

Intentionally recognizing the embodiment of behaviors, thoughts and actions, making one's impact more compelling and authentic.

Team Development

Strengthening leadership and building team cohesion allow for greater organizational health and success, as well as personal health and professional fulfillment. Whether developing individual skills (e.g. with powerful communications methods) and/or team cohesion, you can expect improved relationships and more positive outcomes.

Adult Development

The relatively new field of adult development explores the way adults grow and change over time. Understanding  developmental nature can be incredibly helpful, especially when a leader feels like they (or their staff) are in over their head.  In today’s challenging times, learning how one sees and makes sense of the world and how deeply-held beliefs shape responses can open up new possibilities for conversation, support and greater leadership agility. 

Personal Resource Management

Applying the science of the brain to key leadership functions (such as making decisions, collaborating, managing change and regulating emotions) and physiology (specifically the body's reaction to stress) to identify strategies to increase resilience and achieve desired outcomes.