Edwardyne Cowan brings dynamic leadership and over 20 years of experience in theatre, training, and sales to her coaching work. Her special interest is in helping clients change their communication behaviors through increased self awareness, strategic and conscious decision making, practice, and positive reinforcement. She has extensive experience helping individuals and teams meet the demands of communicating and influencing virtually and across cultures. She brings a unique combination of positive energy, sensitivity, and a passion for excellence to her coaching work with various leaders from the corporate, government, and non-profit sectors.
A sample of her clients include Achievement First, American Express, Citibank, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Disney, GAP, Goldman Sachs, Grey Global Group, IBM, J&J, Kilpatrick Stockton, KPMG, Lee Equity Partners, MetLife, NASA, Oliver Wyman, P&G, Stryker Spine, and UBS, as well as the MBA and executive education programs at Columbia University, Darden, Harvard, Kellogg, NYU, Tuck, and Wharton.
As an actress and singer, Edwardyne draws on her performance training, storytelling skills, and improvisation experience to help clients build strong emotional connections with their diverse and remote audiences and respond in the moment to the unexpected with confidence and credibility. Edwardyne starred opposite Richard Chamberlain in the Broadway and European productions of “My Fair Lady.” She played Christine in the German production of “Phantom” and appeared as both Mother and Emma Goldman in the final tour of “Ragtime.” She was a principal actress in the film “Fermat’s Last Tango” and may be heard on that show’s cast recording. She has performed at Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Off-Broadway, and in theaters across the United States.
At the New York Aquarium, Edwardyne worked with sea lions, dolphins, and beluga whales, and learned the art of operant conditioning and the importance of positive reinforcement in all training situations.
Edwardyne graduated magna cum laude with a double major in Mathematics and Political Science from the College of New Rochelle. She is a member of Actors’ Equity Association, SAG-AFTRA, ATD, and IMATA, and currently lives in Manhattan with her twin teenage daughters.