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Brian O. Underhill, PhD

Brian O. Underhill, Ph.D. 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, the world's largest executive-coaching provider, with over 1,000 coaches in 43 countries, and the Alexcel Group. Additionally, he previously
spent 8 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 next article on Microsoft's coaching program will appear in the forthcoming "Coaching For Leadership, Third Edition". He is an internationally soughtafter speaker, addressing The Conference Board, Linkage, and regional ASTD, SHRM HRPS, PCMA events.

Brian has a Ph.D. and an M.S. degree in organizational psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology (Los Angeles) and a B.A. in psychology from the University of Southern California. Brian is certified in the Hogan Assessments, Element B, Extended DISC and holds Advanced Certification in the Goldsmith Coaching Process. He is a Founding Fellow of the Institute of Coaching Professional Association at McLean Hospital - a Harvard Medical School affiliate. He is a Professional Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation.

Brian resides in Silicon Valley where he plays soccer, plays music as a worship leader and spending time with kids Kaitlyn (16) and Evan (13).


Embracing Coaching Supervision at the World’s Largest Coaching Firm


Coaching supervision has been a growing trend in the leadership coaching industry, popular mostly in the UK. However a few years ago, coaching supervision arrived unexpectedly at CoachSource when we were notified we’d lost a large coaching RFP, because we had not included an approach for coaching supervision. Proactively, we began to design and create a point-of-view on coaching supervision. This approach included training 15 of our coaches in supervision, in one of only 2 EMCC-accredited programs outside the United States. In this session, the presenter will describe and critique lessons learned from this process, as well as summarize what the latest trends research is saying regarding supervision in the executive coaching field.

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