About us

Berman Leadership Development, LLC provides executive coaching, team facilitation, transition acceleration and bespoke executive assessments with senior leaders and their teams.

About the Team

Berman Leadership Development represents the pinnacle of executive coaching and leadership development. We are a global consortium of organizational psychologists, business leaders, and coaching supervisors who provide world-class impact for individuals, teams, and organizations. Our coaches are both world-class practitioners as well as thought leaders who write books and articles on coaching and leadership, and regularly present to industry conferences, Forbes.com, and many other outlets.


About our Approach

A large part of our approach is captured in Bill Berman’s upcoming book, Influence and Impact: Discover and Excel at What Your Organization Needs From You the Most published by John Wiley and Sons, in bookstores in June 2021. We work with our clients at both the individual and team level to ensure they leverage their strengths and their team’s capabilities to:

Do the most important work by making explicit the critical but implicit parts of their job in order to

  • Improve strategic focus
  • Build organizational alignment
  • Promote innovation
  • Develop and retain top talent

The best way for your organization, by understanding the culture, customs, mores, and future vision of the organization, so that they

  • Foster internal and external relationships
  • Improve communication and decision making
  • Strengthen teamwork
  • Increase empowerment and commitment

We work to ensure our clients grasp the critical roles and responsibilities of the individual and their team. We help them do what is needed and expected and communicate it in a way that will be heard and embraced. We help people find their own voices and priorities, and provide them with the tools and techniques needed to lead, influence, flex, innovate, and deliver breakthrough results.


About the Company

Berman Leadership was founded in 2005 by Bill Berman. Since that time Bill and his colleagues have helped leaders and their teams through assessment, development planning, coaching, and consulting to executives. We have worked with a range of industries and sectors, including financial services, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, consumer products, manufacturing, publishing/information services, and many others. We specialize in working with general managers at the C-Suite to Vice President level, and work with specialty areas including marketing, sales, finance, technology, operations, R&D, and human resources. Our coaches are not only world-class practitioners but also thought leaders who write books and articles, and regularly present to industry conferences, Forbes.com, and many others.

Bill’s began his career as an academic and practicing clinical psychologist, teaching and conducting research at Cornell University Medical College and Fordham University, where he received tenure in 1994. At the same time, Bill started a software and services company to manage healthcare outcomes, which he grew and subsequently sold to an enterprise healthcare information system company.  He served on their executive management team as the head of professional services and expanded the business unit to generate 25% of annual corporate revenues through consulting, implementation, training, and support functions.

Bill’s depth of knowledge of psychological science and hands-on experience as an entrepreneur and general manager sets the tone for the organization as a whole. Our coaches and consultants all have extensive experience as I/O or Clinical Psychologists, as business leaders, or as other professionals (Law, medicine, etc.). Most have advanced degrees and extensive training, and bring a knowledge of people and organizations that is unparalleled.

Forbes Coaches Council — Berman Leadership has been accepted into Forbes Coaches Council, an invitation-only community for leading business and career coaches after being vetted and selected by a review committee based on the depth and diversity of experience. Criteria for acceptance include a track record of successfully impacting business growth metrics, as well as personal and professional achievements and honors.

Forbes | Coaches Council - Official Memeber


Our Values

Building Influence. We are committed to a growth mindset, continuous learning, and sustainable innovation that will improve leaders’ ability to influence their organizations and communities. We help leaders shape the course of their business and influence both strategies and values through self-awareness and understanding.

Understanding Across the Organization. We cultivate enduring strategic partnerships with our organizational clients and individual coaches. Our coaches listen and engage at all levels to fully understand leaders and their businesses. We help them leverage strengths, overcome challenges, and create successful, inclusive organizations.

Inspiring Impact. We bring optimism and energy to every engagement. We foster an encouraging environment that inspires individuals to have a positive impact on people, teams, and organizations. As truthtellers, we guide with honesty and transparency, motivating our clients to take ownership of their journey and celebrate their successes.  

Leading through Excellence. We exceed expectations with our expertise and culture of high standards, continuous improvement, and openness to feedback. As trusted advisors, we provide insightful guidance with humility to foster transformational growth.

Design Thinking. We apply consistent coaching and consulting practices, customized to the unique needs of our clients. The innovative tools and strategies we provide motivate leaders to surpass the status quo and achieve stretch goals and aspirations. Our customized approach inspires purpose and ambition, empowering executives and their teams to make a lasting impact on the business world.


Our Commitment to ESG and DEI

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Berman Leadership Development knows that the best leaders are made better when they embrace diversity through inclusive leadership practices. We are committed to fostering inclusivity, serving as an inspiration for both colleagues and clients to champion diversity and equity within their work and organizations. We facilitate collaboration that embraces diverse perspectives, interaction styles, and communication approaches. Our dedication to psychological safety, individual empowerment, equity, and mutual respect is evident through:

  • Active listening
  • Respectful, empathetic engagement
  • Seeking feedback regardless of position or authority
  • Challenging our assumptions and mitigate psychological biases

Environment: Berman Leadership is committed to a remote-first approach, limiting the use of inefficient office space, and minimizing the environmental footprint associated with commuting.

Consulting and coaching client services are structured as either hybrid or fully remote, with a focus on minimizing air travel for essential in-person meetings. An emphasis is placed on coordinating in-person team meetings with client engagements whenever possible, thus effectively reducing the environmental impact.

Social: Berman Leadership is dedicated to advancing inclusion and equity across all services and engagements, integrating these principles into coaching, organizational design/facilitation, and assessment activities.

In active partnerships with DEI organizations, Berman Leadership consistently focuses on fostering inclusivity and delivering personalized services to its valued clients.

The coaching cadre and staff embody diverse perspectives, experiences, and cultural origins. Berman Leadership underscores its commitment by offering workplace accommodation, including options such as part-time work and flexible hours, to support individuals with specific needs like working parents.

Berman Leadership holds quarterly sessions with its coaching team to address and advance DEI matters and approaches, while also granting access to a comprehensive repository of DEI resources.

Berman Leadership extends affordable or pro-bono consulting services to underrepresented groups and underserved communities, contributing to an expanded DE&I impact and achieving broader societal outcomes.

Governance: As an entity under the guidance of a licensed psychologist, Berman Leadership adheres to the ethical principles outlined by the American Psychological Association and the International Coaching Federation. These guidelines serve as the foundation for addressing ethical considerations with due diligence.

We leverage the principles of coaching, the science of psychology, and line management experience to enable executives and their teams to:

Build Influence

  • Foster internal and external relationships
  • Improve communication and decision making
  • Strengthen teamwork
  • Increase employee engagement

    Expand Impact

    • Improve strategic focus
    • Build organizational alignment
    • Promote innovation
    • Retain top talent

     

    Call us today at 203.323.0712 to get started.