Brian Underhill

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Brian O. Underhill, Ph.D. is an industry-recognized expert in the design and management of worldwide executive coaching implementations. Brian is the author of Executive Coaching for Results: The Definitive Guide to Developing Organizational Leaders. He is the founder of CoachSource, the world’s largest executive-coaching provider, with over 1,000 coaches in 43 countries, and the Alexcel Group. Additionally, he previously spent eight years managing executive coaching operations for Marshall Goldsmith.

Brian’s executive coaching work has successfully focused on helping clients achieve positive, measurable, long-term change in leadership behavior. He has also helped pioneer the use of “mini- surveys”, a unique measurement tool used to help impact behavioral change over time.

Brian’s article on Microsoft’s coaching program appears in the book Coaching for Leadership: Writings on Leadership from the World’s Greatest Coaches. He is an internationally sought-after speaker, and has addressed The Conference Board, Linkage, and regional ASTD, SHRM, HRPS, and PCMA events.

Brian resides in Silicon Valley where he plays soccer, plays music as a worship leader and enjoys spending time with his children Kaitlyn and Evan.

Education and Certification

Brian has a Ph.D. and an M.S. degree in organizational psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in Los Angeles and a B.A. in psychology from the University of Southern California. Brian holds Advanced Certification in the Goldsmith Coaching Process.

Partial Client List

Some of Brian’s non-profit pro-bono work has benefited the Drucker Foundation, the Josephson Institute of Ethics, the Journey Church, National Urban League, St. Vincent de Paul Village, World Vision and the Union Rescue Mission.

  • Acushnet
  • Agilent Technologies
  • American Express
  • Allstate
  • AT&T
  • Biosense Webster
  • Bombardier Aerospace
  • Cadence Design
  • California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS)
  • California State Automobile Association (CSAA)
  • Callaway Golf
  • Dell
  • Eli Lilly
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • James Hardie
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Kodak
  • KPMG
  • Labatt Breweries
  • Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
  • LifeScan
  • Lucent Technologies
  • Lutheran Brotherhood
  • Marathon Petroleum
  • McNeil Consumer Products
  • MGM/Mirage
  • Microsoft
  • Motorola
  • Neutrogena Corporation
  • Nortel
  • Sony
  • Southern California Edison
  • Tribune Company
  • Unum


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