Since earning my Ph.D. in clinical psychology and public practice from Harvard University in 1975, I have provided leadership development services through teaching, coaching, speaking, and writing. I assist individuals and organizations reach their full potential by teaching proven techniques in executive coaching, providing opportunities for company leaders to connect with one another, and educating your workforce through motivational speaking.
My Approach to Executive Coaching
My approach to executive coaching is based on over 30 years of experience as a Harvard-trained psychologist. Throughout my career, I have been a pioneer in the development of cognitive behavioral therapy, emotional intelligence, men in therapy, positive psychology, and family system therapy.
I have learned about organizations and businesses through teaching at the Ross School of Business, where I have been a team coach to over 100 teams of MBA students who were doing international action projects. At the University of Michigan, I also coached several hundred executives who were participating in executive education programs.
My specialty is working with new presidents and CEOs who are building new companies or taking over well-established organizations. I have helped executives work with aligning their teams to execute on strategy. My clients come from many segments, in both the for-profit and not-for-profit worlds. These include banking, biotech, health insurance, financial services, economic development, healthcare, and higher education.
Notable achievements as an executive coach:
- Two of my clients have been named Michigan Entrepreneur of the Year.
- Several of the companies I have worked with have been able to transact deals worth over hundreds of millions of dollars.
- I am the author of a case study for the Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship at the Ross School of Business
- I have provided executive team coaching to the cabinet of Rwanda and to the United Nations Mission for Afghanistan.
- I am the author of Balanced Leadership in Unbalanced Times.
- I am the founder and president of CEO Connect and Leaders Connect.