CSPP alumnus Dr. Brian Underhill, Organizational Psychology PhD program, 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 (Berrett Koehler: 2007). He is the Founder of CoachSource and the Alexcel Group, and previously spent 10 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 to help impact behavioral change over time.

Brian’s most recent article on Agilent Technologies’ coaching program appears in Coaching For Leadership, Second Edition (Pfeiffer: 2006) and Best Practices in Leadership Development and Organization Change (Pfeiffer: 2005). He is an internationally sought-after speaker, addressing The Conference Board, Linkage, and regional ASTD, SHRM HRPS, PCMA events.

Brian resides in Silicon Valley where he plays soccer, plays music as a worship leader and spends time with kids.


Brian has a Ph.D. and an M.S. degree in organizational psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles. Brian is continues his relationship with CSPP through the Linkedin group and recently presented during the OP Professional Practice Colloquium Series at the San Francisco Campus last fall.

He also has a B.A. in psychology from the University of Southern California. Brian holds Advanced Certification in the Goldsmith Coaching Process.


Agilent Technologies, American Express, Allstate, AT&T, California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), California State Automobile Association (CSAA), Callaway Golf, Dell, Eli Lilly, Federal Aviation Administration, Johnson & Johnson, Kodak, LifeScan, McNeil Consumer Products, Microsoft, Motorola, Neutrogena Corporation, Nortel, Sony, Sun Microsystems, and Unum. Some of Brian’s 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.

Articles by Brian Underhill

Multisource Feedback for Executive Development Implementing
Executive Coaching: Achieving Positive, Long-term Measurable Change

Books by Brian Underhill

Executive Coaching for Results: The Definitive Guide to Developing Organizational Leaders

Learn more about Dr. Brian Underhill at www.coachsource.com