Pamela K. Wagoner

Leadership Coach, Learning Thought Leader

Upstream Insights LLC

Pamela brings three decades of human resources, learning leadership and communications experience to Upstream Insights, LLC, a consultancy focused on helping individuals reach their leadership potential. She has developed a deep understanding of how to match personal motivation with organization objectives to improve alignment, organizational performance and engagement. With a special interest in helping women move into leadership roles in companies and the community, Pamela works with individuals and groups focusing as a coach, mentor and matching women to sponsors for advancement. She is also beginning work focusing on changing career development systems to compliment the new millennial worker. 

Prior to starting her own consulting company, Pamela was the Chief Human Resources Officer for W.R. Grace & Co (Grace). Pamela was also responsible for Corporate Communications and was Chairman of the W.R. Grace Foundation, Inc.

Before taking her position at Grace, Pamela was with Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (Host), a Fortune 500 real estate investment trust and owner of upscale hotels. She was the Executive Officer responsible for Human Resources and Employee Communications and cared for the culture of the organization.

Pamela also held senior HR positions at SAVVIS Communications, Yurie Systems, Inc., and Lucent Technologies, Inc. She also spent nearly eight years working in HR and vocational rehabilitation with at-risk youth and individuals with special needs and three years in State Government in Pennsylvania. 

She’s a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University and has her Coaching Certificate from The Hudson Institute.  

Pamela currently serves on the Advisory Council of the Center for Leadership, Innovation & Change (CLIC) for the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, the Board of Trustees of the Howard Hospital Foundation, and is the Chairperson of the Auxiliary of Regional Institute for Children & Adolescents-Baltimore (RICA). 

Pamela currently lives in Maryland with her husband while her twins finish college. They dote on their rescue dog Lance who especially enjoys being underfoot when Pamela is in the kitchen cooking up a new recipe!