About Us

The Irby Wilkins Group (IWG) was launched in 2011 by Founder & CEO Dr. Rose Irby Wilkins, a highly experienced Executive & Leadership Coach, Speaker and Published Author specializing in creative thinking and innovation.  

The Irby Wilkins Group, Inc. (IWG) is an Atlanta-based consulting and coaching firm that focuses on facilitating the efforts of organizations seeking support to create positive change in productivity and performance. Our firm, led by Dr. Rose Irby Wilkins, blends the extensive experience of some of the nation’s leading experts in change facilitation.  

Like many entrepreneurial companies, our team is small, flexible, multi-talented and powerful in helping others to achieve goals.  IWG offers a range of solutions that can be easily adapted to any environment.  Our team delivers a comprehensive strategically planned toolkit with detailed guidance and the option of virtual or side-by-side coaching to help leaders leverage internal and external stakeholders to successfully enhance organizational culture, collaborative learning, and performance. 

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Our Founder and Leader

Dr. Rose Irby Wilkins


Every day, Grace gives us a blank sheet on which to scribble a page in our book of life. What we choose to write on the page is up to us. As a leader of a rapidly growing company daily pages for Dr. Rose Irby Wilkins are filled with stories of helping other succeed in sustaining their vision or achieving goals and desired outcome. 

Focusing on helping others has been an ongoing passion for Rose who served more than 30 years as an educational leader, specializing in speech and language therapeutic services, curriculum development and school administration.  Rose has an earned Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership, advanced degree in Educational Administration & Leadership and holds certifications in Forensic Psychology, K-12 Educational Leadership, Learning Disabilities, and Social -Emotional Disorders.  

Rose's extensive knowledge base and experience as a prolific leader and social entrepreneur highlight many areas of expertise, which led to the development of several innovative, highly effective solutions in change facilitation, leadership development, and executive coaching.  Rose has developed numerous seminar courses and publications on topics of Thought Leadership, Personal Development, Clarity Coaching, Change Facilitation, and Enhancing Organizational Culture.  She actively guides IWG staff and clients in achieving goals and sustaining outcomes with 3 published curricula models, (School Scrimmage, Thought Leadership Academy and City Blocks). 

The Irby Wilkins Group’s guiding precept –Your Needs Become Our Goals” supports an organizational culture where customization of services for clients comes with a signature brand of excellence that sets the company apart. 

Our Past and Present Clients

Alabama A& M Alumni Association

Alabama State School Board Association

Alabama State Board of Education

Chicago Public Schools

Chicago Association of Early Childhood Educators

Chicago Association of Black School Educators

Children’s Village Day Care (Illinois)

City of Selma

City Colleges of Chicago

College for Sure

Cobb County Schools (Georgia)

Cobb County Mentoring Matters (Georgia)

Flossmoor School District (Illinois)

General George Patton School District

Georgia Prep Sports Academy

Greene Consulting (Georgia, North Carolina)

Hall County Boys & Girls Club (Georgia)

Harvey School District (Illinois)

Hope for Families (Alabama)

Illinois Association of Regional School Superintendents

Illinois Preschool Association

Lowndes County Schools (Alabama)

Messenger College (Texas)

M.O.M.I. (Illinois)

Montgomery County Public Schools (Alabama)

MySChicago (Illinois)

National Forum of Black Public Administrators

Peoria Public Schools (Illinois)

Play Book Athlete (Georgia)

Randolph County Schools (Alabama) 

Selma City Schools

St. Mark Academy (Illinois)

St. Jude Academy (Alabama) 

The College Board

The Elite Gentlemen Consortium After School Programs (Georgia)

The National Middle School Association     


Thought Leadership


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Thought Leadership-Disrupting the Status Quo In Organizations to Ignite Change offers a discussion on thought leadership as a practical strategy for leaders or any individual seeking to launch a new idea, implement change initiatives, formulate a business or leadership strategy or shift the leadership paradigm to achieve operational or performance goals.  It proposes the use of internal thought leadership cohorts as an effective strategy that can shift the paradigm of leadership from a traditional perspective of looking for answers from “those in charge” to a more inclusive practice, where collective ideas of internal members become the new standard as a change strategy.  Instead of guessing at solutions or fighting to get buy-in for ideas, you’ll discover how to harness collective thought and leverage the creative potential of members in your organization to develop and launch ideas. You’ll discover how seeing differently and doing it differently can ignite change.