Lew Stern

Dr. LEW STERN has over 40 years experience as a leader, management consultant, executive coach, and organization and leadership development psychologist. He focuses on helping boards, leaders and their teams develop skills and strategies and change their organizations and how they run them. He has worked with hundreds of leaders and would-be leaders to improve their leadership and accomplish their business and mission objectives on a very practical level.

Lew now focuses solely on pro bono consulting to leaders committed to social and environmental sustainability.

Demonstrated Results

His past research has demonstrated 75% of his coaching clients to have been promoted or given expanded responsibilities within a year and doubling of the typical retention rate of leaders assigned to new positions.

Publications and Presentations
Lew has written many publications and presented at major conferences not only in leadership development but also in quality assurance, process reengineering, customer focus, interpersonal communication, team development, and the potential social and environmental impact of coaching.. His most recent books and articles are Executive Coaching: Building and Managing Your Professional Practice (Wiley, 2008) and the 5th Edition of The Executive Coaching Handbook, Multidisciplinary Approaches to Leadership Coaching (Presented to the Society of Consulting Psychology (US) and the International Congress of Coaching Psychology, 2011, 2012), Beyond Strengths: Practical Coaching Techniques to Help Senior Leaders Change Bad Habits (Presented to the International Congress of Coaching Psychology, 2012), What progress has been made in coaching research in relation to 16 International Coaching Research Forum focus areas from 2008 to 2012 (Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research, and Practice, 2012), Bringing Assessment in Coaching into the 21st Century (Masterclass, Harvard Medical School Institute of Coaching, 2013), and State of the Art of Research on Coaching (International Coaching Federation Teleconference, 2013).

Leadership Experience

He has served as President of Focus Consulting and Stern Consulting, Vice President at ODI, Senior Vice President of Manchester Partners International, and Executive Director of the Foundation for International Leadership Coaching.

Thought Leader in Leadership Coaching
Dr. Stern served for over ten years as Senior Advisor to the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School and was a faculty member at the Medical School as Instructor in Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, Part-time. He co-founded and served as President of the New England Society for Applied Psychology, and co-founded and was co-leader of The Executive Coaching Forum. He was a Founding Board member of the Graduate School Alliance for Executive Coaching and founded and served as the Director of New England’s only Graduate Certificate Program in Executive Coaching (at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology). Lew served as Director of the Annual Boston Conference on Executive Coaching for five years. He served as a member of the International Advisory Board of the International Coaching Psychology Review and on the Editorial Board of Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice.

Selected Client List
Lew consulted to hundreds of leaders on six continents in healthcare, financial services, academia, biotech, high tech, manufacturing, social entrepreneurs, and non-profits..

Lew received his B.A. with Honors from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Minnesota where he was awarded as a Distinguished Alumni . Dr. Stern is a licensed psychologist in Massachusetts and a Certified Health Care Provider. He has served as an adjunct faculty or guest lecturer in business, management, and organization behavior and development at many colleges and universities.

Lew is networked with many other consultants, coaches, and coaching and consulting firms and organizations. These collaborative relationships allow him to refer to or bring in leading coaches and consultants with special backgrounds and from different locations across the U.S. and around the world. His consulting network provides a depth and span of consulting resources while ensuring special attention and high quality for each of his client projects.

A Commitment to Global Sustainability
A significant portion of Lew’s time has always been dedicated to pro bono consulting and coaching of leaders of non-profit and international non-government organizations who are committed to environmental sustainability, peace, and quality of life. All of his current work is not focused on that work.

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