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As a highly regarded coach, consultant, educator, author and presenter, Dr. Alan Graham has over three decades of experience helping individuals and organizations navigate challenges, and gain the perspective and tools they need to manage the strategic and unique business issues faced by executive leadership.  

Uniquely trained in business, education and psychology, Alan has a track record that focuses on achieving tangible bottom-line results through strengthening leadership abilities, personal effectiveness and influence.  He utilizes formal and informal assessments to formulate and drive solutions that serve to support the ability of executives, their teams and organizations to derive maximum benefit.  He has devoted his career to helping these organizations, its leaders and its employees, tap into their existing strengths to work more effectively and to develop new skills to achieve greater success. An internationally recognized expert in ADHD, Alan has helped many leaders become more productive and effective.

Alan’s experience has included assessing, coaching and consulting with business leaders, executives, and organizations in a variety of settings. His clients include many large and small organizations such as Deloitte Consulting, W. Wrigley & Co., Leo Burnett, Abbott Labs, PNC, Zebra Technologies, Exelon, Datamars, Vanguard and LaSalle Network.

Alan has taught courses in assessment and coaching at the graduate and undergraduate level. He serves as a representative and, for 15 years, had been the chair of the steering committee for the American Psychological Association’s Psychology in the Workplace Network (PWN), an organization that coordinates the Psychologically Healthy Workplace Program. Alan is also a Founding Fellow of the Harvard Institute of Coaching Professional Association. He has co-authored a book, Lemonade, The Leader’s Guide to Resilience at Work (2012) and has created the Resilience at Work Questionnaire (RAW-Q), an assessment that has been taken by close to 2000 leaders

Education, Certifications, Faculty, Publications

  • PhD Counseling Psychology, Northwestern University
  • PCC Professional Certified Coach (International Coach Federation)
  • MCAC Master Certified ADHD Coach (Professional Association of ADHD Coaches)

Industry Experience

  • Consulting
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Financial Services
  • Food and Beverage
  • Healthcare
  • Higher Education
  • Legal
  • Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Retail
  • Technology
  • Nonprofits
  • Advertising
  • Consumer Products

Areas of Expertise

  • 360 Assessment
  • Appreciative Inquiry Summit Design and Facilitation
  • Building Leadership and Organizational Resilience
  • Change Management/ Change Leadership
  • Creating Rapport with Difficult Colleagues
  • Creative Conflict/ Conflict Resolution
  • Derailment Management for High Value Leaders
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Executive Assessment
  • Executive Coaching
  • Executive Selection and Leadership Team Formulation
  • Executive Team Alignment Facilitation
  • Executive Team Assessment and Development
  • High Potential Leader Coaching
  • High Performing Organizations
  • Managing and Leading Change
  • Managing Up Effectively
  • Mindfulness at Work
  • Navigating Organizational Politics
  • On-boarding Coaching for Executives in New Roles
  • Physician Leader Coaching
  • Strengths-based Leadership Development
  • Stress Management and Stress Reduction
  • Team Facilitation
  • Teambuilding