Sandee Pyne

Dr. Sandee Pyne is an ICF-accredited Leadership Coach and Organizational Change Management Practitioner with over 20 years of experience in international development. Sandee partners with clients across the private and non-profit sectors, UN agencies, foundations, and individual leaders working to create impactful change. She also develops and implements strategies to embed DEIB principles into organizational culture, policies, and practices, driving positive change and fostering inclusive workplaces. Her passion lies in powerfully connecting people and teams to significant action, underpinned by an abiding sense of service. Prior, Sandee was a Program Manager overseeing a multi-sectoral development portfolio at USAID Asia region. She was also the Chief Executive Officer of an organization providing last-mile healthcare to conflict-affected, vulnerable communities. Sandee has a Ph.D. in international education. She was named by the BBC as one of the 100 Women Change Leaders in the world in 2014. Sandee is Myanmar-American, has lived in France and Thailand, and currently resides in the Philippines. 

Sandee is a facilitator and team coach for an innovative National Officer initiative, The Horizon Programme, that KITE designed and runs in partnership with WFP, and has also worked as a facilitator for the WFP Innovation Lab. 

Dr. Sandee Pyne is an experienced ICF certified coach with over 17 years of experience in executive and program management in the international development sector. Sandee approaches coaching as a powerful connector of people and ideas to transformative action, particularly in the area of change management and leadership development. She is currently coaching organization-wide initiatives with private sector firms to support greater gender equality and social inclusion in policies and best practices in talent recruitment, mentorship and performance management. Sandee is also a certified Systemic Team coach, inspired in large part by her prior experiences and the visible impact of creating and leading diverse, high performing and inclusive teams. 

 Sandee is Burmese-American and, having lived in Europe and Southeast Asia for many years, has an expansive notion of cultural roots and belonging. She received her Ph.D. in International Education Policy from the University of Maryland, College Park and a Masters from Georgetown University. Sandee is an advanced practitioner in Team Diagnostic Survey (TDS). In 2014, Sandee was recognized by the BBC as one of 100 Women Change Makers in the world.