Michael "Dr. Woody" Woodward, PhD is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Executive Coaching at New York University (NYU) where he leads the Master of Science program in Executive Coaching and Organizational Consulting. He is also a CEC certified professional coach trained in the field of industrial and organizational psychology. As a consultant and professional coach, Dr. Woody works with both private and corporate clients on building management and leadership capacity. As a consultant and coach, Dr. Woody has worked with management and executive level clients at such organizations as: Bacardi USA, SAP, Sugar Foods Corporation, and Department of Homeland Security. Prior to founding HCI in 2005, Dr. Woody served as a management and human resources consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting (PwC).
Dr. Woody is author of the Amazon.com top selling job book The YOU Plan: A 5-step guide to Taking Charge of Your Career in the New Economy. Dr. Woody has also published award winning research on teamwork titled Cooperation and Competition: The Effects of Team Entrainment and Reward Structure (Woodward et al, 2005).
In the media Dr. Woody has appeared on TODAY Show, LIVE w/ Regis & Kelly, Fox & Friends, and CNN among many others. He has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Miami Herald as an expert on workplace issues.