Brian Bienn is a licensed psychologist and board-certified coach who brings extensive experience to his selection assessment, leader development and coaching work with clients. During his 30-year career, he has provided assessment and coaching services across a wide array of organizations, ranging from Fortune 100 companies to boutique professional service firms. He serves as a senior consulting psychologist with Table Mountain Consulting Group and holds adjunct roles with several global talent management firms, including the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL). His areas of expertise include executive leader assessment and development, executive and high potential coaching, team building, emotional intelligence, and executive presence.
In consulting with client organizations and working with individual leaders, Brian applies a perspective that reflects his graduate training in both industrial/organizational and clinical psychology. For the first fourteen years of his career, he served as a staff psychologist with a regional management psychology firm, concentrating on leadership assessment and development. Since that time, he has led his own consulting psychology practice. Emotional Intelligence is an area of particular depth for Brian: he is a co-founder and strategic partner with EI Sills Group and co-authored the “Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace” chapter in Emotional Intelligence in Everyday Life. He serves as the preferred coaching partner with Executive Presence, an Atlanta firm providing best-in-class Executive Presence training and skills development for leaders. He is a senior executive coach and adjunct faculty with the LSU Executive Education Center, supporting several leader development programs.
Brian has provided assessment and coaching services to client organizations from a range of sectors, including consumer products, technology, utilities, hospitality, financial services, pharmaceutical, telecomm, risk solutions, automotive, construction, engineering, professional services, manufacturing, and nonprofit.
Through his assessment expertise, Brian helps clients make the best possible decision when hiring for executive, managerial and key contributor positions. He assesses candidates’ (external and internal) likely success in the role and “fit” to the company culture and team. His assessments provide an in-depth and objective view of candidates and their personalities, helping to prevent costly hiring mistakes. His insights and feedback to hiring managers accelerate on-boarding and early productivity for newly-placed leaders at all levels. In addition to individual assessment, he possesses strong practice depth in assessment centers for both selection and for leader development.
As an executive coach, Brian helps leaders become more self-aware and identify specific actions to facilitate the transition into broader and more demanding leadership positions, thereby accelerating how quickly they gain effectiveness in the new role. His coaching style practical and supportive yet challenging – to help clients broaden their thinking and form new habits needed to promote success in more demanding leadership roles. He leverages best practices in leadership development, coaching, and 360 feedback, to help leaders develop keener self-understandings, goal-directed habits, and specific behaviors needed to set direction, align with others, exert positive influence, and impact their business. He emphasizes the importance of meeting leaders “where they are,” and customizes engagements in response to the unique characteristics and demands of each leader and situation. Leaders working with Brian create a roadmap of targeted goals and specific actions designed to promote leadership development and deliver value to the business.
Brian is one of the country’s most experienced providers of Partnering – team building on large-scale construction projects that improves team performance and financial outcomes for all stakeholder organizations. His Partnering facilitation on hundreds of projects has helped teams develop more quickly and build the level of team resilience needed to deliver overcome setbacks, work through conflicts and significant project results.