Michael "Dr. Woody" Woodward, PhD

Why book Michael "Dr. Woody" Woodward, PhD?

Hi, I’m Michael "Dr. Woody" Woodward, PhD—Organizational psychologist, executive coach, & author of amazon.com top selling job book The You Plan. I specialize in the psychology of management, leadership, workplace challenges, and career development. My topics include:

-Creating a YOU Plan: Thriving in Uncertainty
-The Psychology of Effective Management
-The Values Compass - Leading in Uncertain Times
-From Player to Coach - The Transition to Management

I've appeared on Live w/ Regis & Kelly, FOX & Friends, Bravo Network, FOX News, CNN, Daytime, & WGN Chicago. I write a weekly FoxBusiness.com column called The Career Hot Seat and appear every Tuesday on FoxNews.com Live w/ Jamie Colby.



Excellent Dynamic and Knowledge

I would highly recommend Dr. Woody for a professional, educational and motivational speech. My name is Anette and I am an event planner in Miami. We were looking for a speaker that could motivate and address the concept of "Changes at a Fast Pace" for one of our clients for a group of high executives and VIPs who were going to undergo different changes in the upcoming year. Dr. Woody offered the group a very interactive speech, involving the audience at all times, and with his exceptional dynamic he did not only covered the subject of change, but also on how to adapt to changes and how to cope with the stress that comes along with the changes in a corporation. Since these executives form the pillar that has to stand strong for their company and employees, they needed someone that can address the subject on point and motivate them to achieve their goals even through change. Dr. Woody is not only an exceptonal speaker because he managed to adapt his presentation for our purpose, but it is also a pleausre to work with him. He is easy to contact, talk to and you can clearly explain your ideas on what you're looking for to him at any time. The feedback that we received from our client was " I will highly recommend Dr. Woody for any group like ours that is undergoing changes and that are an audience of high executives"-Adrian de Tomas. Therefore, I could not have found a better match for our client than Dr. Woody and I will higly recommend him to anyone.

Priced Fairly
Reviewer: Anette L.
Organization: Forums Event Design and Production
Event: Corporate Event in Miami, FL
Event Date: Nov 21, 2011
Hired As: Leadership/Success Speaker

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 60 - 400 minutes
  • Fee: Contact for rates
  • Insurance:
  • Languages: English
  • Unions: No


I like to engage my audience through:
-Interactive keynote presentations
-Interactive workshops
-Hands-on activities
-Providing takeaways

Creating a YOU Plan for Uncertain Times - For Job Hunting, Sales, Franchisees, and Small Business Owners
I often bring my signature red chair with me for interactive career development sessions, placing audience members in the hot seat. This is my chance to see what they know about themselves and their career path through fun Q & A and other discussion. The ultimate takeaway is based on the 5-step model to career success from my book, The You Plan.

The Psychology of Effective Management/Leadership - For business and management level participants
The focus is on the Psychology of Effective Management and Leadership. The session examines building trust, dealing with personality differences, conducting critical conversations, and creating high performing teams.

Additional Booking Notes

Tech Needs:
PowerPoint set-up (projector and screen), lavalier microphone

Michael "Dr. Woody" Woodward, PhD

Michael “Dr. Woody” Woodward, PhD is a CEC certified professional coach trained in the field of organizational psychology. As a consultant and professional coach, Dr. Woody works with both private and corporate clients on career development, building management/leadership capacity, and developing high performing teams. As an author and speaker, Dr. Woody focuses on the psychology of effective management and career engagement in the New Economy. He also focuses on how to make the transition from “player” to “coach” in the business world.

Dr. Woody published his first book "The YOU Plan: A 5-step Guide to Taking Charge of Your Career in the New Economy" and he also writes a weekly column for FoxBusiness.com called "The Career Hot Seat".

Dr. Woody is the founder and president of Miami-based consulting firm Human Capital Integrated (HCI). The firm focuses on management and leadership development. Dr. Woody is also a faculty instructor and sits on the Academic Advisory Board for the Florida International University Center for Leadership where he works with senior executives and high potential managers on leadership and decision making.

Prior to founding the consulting firm HCI in 2005, Dr. Woody served as a management and human resources consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting (PwC) and as a project manager for IBM Business Consulting Services in Washington DC. Dr. Woody worked with such clients as:

* Bacardi USA
* Department of Justice
* Inter-American Development Bank
* Department of Homeland Security
* University of Miami
* International Finance Corporation

Dr. Woody in the Media

Dr. Woody has appeared nationally on Live! w/ Regis & Kelly, FOX & Friends, CNN International Quest Means Business, First Business, Dr. Steve, The Better Show, and Daytime. Dr. Woody has appeared on the Bravo Network’s Tabatha’s Salon Takeover as a guest expert working with Tabatha and her team. Dr. Woody has also appeared on WGN Midday Chicago, WNBC New York, KCAL-9 Los Angeles, CBS-4 Miami Evening News, & FOX-5 Las Vegas.

Dr. Woody appears every Tuesday on Fox News Live w/ Jamie Colby and writes a weekly Monday column for FoxBusiness.com called “The Career Hot Seat”. He has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Miami Herald, Vicinity Magazine, the South Florida Sun Sentinel, and Miami Magazine as an expert on management and career re-engagement. Dr. Woody has also published award wining research on teamwork titled Cooperation and Competition: The Effects of Team Entrainment and Reward Structure (Woodward et al, 2005).


Dr. Woody received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Miami, a Master’s degree in industrial and organizational psychology from Springfield College, and a PhD in industrial and organizational psychology from Florida International University (FIU).

The team providing the talent:

Michelle Barbeau

Project Coordinator

Set List

My topic areas for keynotes and workshops include:

- Creating a YOU Plan: Thriving in Uncertainty
- The Psychology of Effective Management
- The Psychology of Effective Leadership
- The Values Compass - Leading in Uncertain Times
- From Player to Coach - The Transition to Management
- Building Trust in Leadership Teams
- Developing High Potential Talent

Influences & Inspiration

Marshall Goldsmith, Noel Tischy, Marcus Buckingham, Tom Peters, Keith Ferrazzi

Setup Requirements





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