Incline Village, NV
ADVENTURE OF CHOICE
WHAT YOU NERD OUT ON
Motivation and competency research - linking competence to brain structure and chemistry, particularly for leaders
MINDFUL LEADERSHIP PRACTICE YOU'RE WORKING ON
B.A. Psychology, Dartmouth College (1966), Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, The George Washington University (1981)
After college, Bill spent four years as a Captain in the Army Ordnance Corps with commands overseas and in the U.S. This was followed by nine years as a psychologist in private practice and on the staff of a psychiatric hospital for children and adolescents. Opportunities to work with business to assist with personnel problems led Bill to switch careers and he was hired as a project director for McBer & Company, a firm owned by Dr. David McClelland, the head of the Harvard Psychology Department. McClelland was one of the world’s foremost applied motivation and competency researchers. Bill cut his teeth with McBer in using this behavioral technology to improve leader performance in various industries and the military.
He left McBer to found Bryan Associates, Inc., a national consulting firm that focused on competency-based talent and performance management programs for a variety of clients, to include a dozen Fortune 500 companies. After over 25 years spending his life on the road, he co-founded The Center for Secondary School Redesign (CSSR) whose purpose was to enhance secondary school education for public school districts. He worked in 15+ states helping leaders and organizations improve performance at the individual, team, and organization levels, with the ultimate goal of preparing students for successful post high school endeavors. CSSR was sunsetted in 2019 at which time Bill started The Bryan Group, LLC (TBG) to serve both the education and business sectors, with a focus on competency-based executive search.
In addition to consulting, Bill has held positions at five universities (American University, Bryan University, New England College, Providence College, and the University of Rhode Islands. This included work in multiple disciplines such as counseling, psychology, organization behavior, labor relations, and HR development - and at the undergraduate, Master’s and Ed.D. levels.