Bill Pullen, MSOD, MCC

Bill Pullen is President of BPA Coaching and Consulting and Academic Director for the Institute for Transformational Leadership and Program Director of the Leadership Coaching Program at Georgetown University. His work as a coach, consultant, teacher, and facilitator focuses on supporting senior leaders, leadership teams, and organizations in building leadership capacity and aligning leader behavior with organizational strategy and mission needs. He has worked with front-line leaders to C-level executives in the United States and around the world including countries such as South Africa, China, Japan, Brazil, Chile, Israel, Lebanon, India, Slovakia, U.A.E, Columbia, Australia, South Africa, and the United Kingdom.  Bill’s client organizations have included government, non-profit, and Fortune 50 companies.

Coaching and Consulting Approach

Bill believes that the complexity of leading in today’s 24/7, wired, global context requires that leaders step back from their conditioned ways of leading that may have worked well in the past and expand their ability to see a bigger, more complex picture, engage with stakeholders in new ways and develop new resources for resilience, flexibility, and presence in order to effectively lead their organizations and communities forward.  He is known for his straightforward, insightful approach to helping leaders and organizations navigate this complexity by identifying habitual patterns of thinking and behavior that promote or detract from their effectiveness. Taking a systematic approach, he uses a cycle of assessment, challenge, and support to accelerate development, enhance performance and expand impact through the development of new ways of being, thinking, and acting. His approach reinforces coaching and feedback, by creating a cycle of action and learning that leads to sustained, effective improvement in performance.

Training/Educational Background

Bill has a Masters in Organizational Development from Johns Hopkins University. He is a Master Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation. He has done advanced training in leadership, adult development, diversity/equity/inclusion, polarities and paradox, neuroscience, mindfulness meditation, and systems and team coaching. He is a graduate of The Coaches Training Institute. He has a B.S Degree from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pa. He is certified to administer and provide feedback on the following assessment tools; Global Leadership Profile, Growth Edge Interview, Subject-Object Interview, Key Polarity Indicator, EQ-I 2.0, Hogan Personality Inventory; Team Diagnostic Assessment, The Leadership Circle, Center for Creative Leadership – Benchmarks, Executive Dimensions.

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