As a certified ICF executive coach and consulting psychologist with a deep understanding of leadership development, George is a Counseling Psychologist whose training is based on a growth model with a focus on enabling others to fulfill their personal and professional potential. He has coached more than 2,000 leaders with extensive experience at the C-Suite level, globally (Europe, China, Japan, Singapore, Australia, and New Zealand) across a range of industries – consumer products, energy, entertainment, financial services, healthcare, pharma, and retail in Fortune 500 companies. He is known for having strong diagnostic skills and a reputation for being particularly effective at helping executives elevate their performance and broaden their leadership impact.
George has worked with a wide range of company cultures and business models and is particularly effective at helping clients address operational and business improvement opportunities. Clients describe him as a practical, business-oriented thinker who is adept at forging alliances across diverse constituencies. His areas of expertise include professional and career development, competency assessment of individuals, teams, and organizations, meeting design and facilitation, culture building, and working with global and virtual teams.
George has expertise in professional and career development, competency assessment in individuals, teams and organizations, meeting design and facilitation, and working with cross-cultural teams. He has worked with a wide range of industries, including consumer products, financial services, healthcare/pharmaceutical, real estate, and retail. He has provided services at the CEO/President, EVP, SVP/MD, VP/Director levels within Finance/Accounting, Human Resources, IT, Legal, Marketing, Operations, Risk Management, R&D, Sales, Healthcare, Manufacturing, and Pharmaceutical organizations.
George’s approach is pragmatic, fact-based, business-focused, and designed to enable leaders to perform optimally and more effectively achieve their professional goals. He utilizes an assessment and detailed 360 interview feedback to confirm strengths/positive attributes and guide the leader in considering and developing insight into behaviors, attitudes or ways of thinking that are potentially self-limiting. This enables them to more readily own their development issues and recognize the benefits of acquiring new skills, as well as managing, modifying or eliminating self-limiting behaviors. He excels at helping leaders design and implement strategies for addressing the identified issues.
George’s training in Counseling Psychology and Systems Theory combined with his military experience allows him to employ a pragmatic and holistic approach to working with teams and organizations. The primary focus of his approach is in identifying/developing strategies for addressing a team’s critical success factors, including establishing its mission/purpose/key deliverables, current level of effectiveness and mobilizing the team on actions for addressing improvement opportunities that align with the organization’s business strategies.