Neal Henderson, Founder and President, FRPC
Neal Henderson, founder and President of FrontRow Performance Coaching, is an experienced Organizational Development Consultant and Coach based in Northern Virginia. He has spent over 30 years creating successful organizations that are grounded in organizational and leadership development practices.

A former Navy Master Chief Petty Officer, his extensive public and private sector experience ranges from developing leaders and managers, leading complex change efforts and increasing human performance. He possesses expertise in Management and Leadership Coaching and Development for individuals and teams, career management/development, and group facilitation.

Neal began his career in the Marine Corps before transferring to the U.S. Navy in 1986, where he reached the position of Master Chief Petty Officer. During his 28 years with the Navy, he taught sales and sales management, and served as a Human Resource Advisor to the Commanding Officer of the Atlantic Fleet Career Information Team. Neal also served two tours as a Chief Recruiter, where he led over 200 sailors and civilians throughout four states and the District of Columbia. He seamlessly managed the consolidation of the Active and Reserve components of the recruiting command. After his departure from the U.S. Navy, he joined the Department of the Navy to develop and implement human capital policy for the Navy’s enlisted forces.

Neal earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management from the University of Maryland, University College, and a Master of Science in Organizational Development and Knowledge Management from George Mason University.

He is an Associate Certified Coach, Scrum Master, and Action Learning Coach, holds certifications from the Society of Human Resource Management as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and as a Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR), and has been designated a Navy Master Training Specialist.


George Mason University-School of Public Policy, December 2012
Master of Science (Organizational Development and Knowledge Management)

Study Abroad Program-Britain and the Challenge of Globalization, August 2012
Oxford University, Mansfield College

University of Maryland University College, August 2010
Bachelor of Science (Human Resource Management)

Professional Certifications

Associate Certified Coach (ACC)
Certified Action Learning Coach (CALC)
Certified Scrum Master (CSM)
Certified Success Coach (CSC)
Human Capital Strategist (HCS)
Project Management Professional (PMP)®
Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)
Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR)
Navy Master Training Specialist