Bill Pullen is a coach, consultant, teacher, and facilitator focused on helping senior leaders by developing their leadership capacity, expanding the complexity of their thinking, and aligning their mental models and behavior with organizational strategy and mission. He works with senior leaders and C-level executives in the United States and around the world supporting them through transitions in roles, organizations, and the changing business and global environment. Bill’s client organizations have included Fortune 100 companies, tech-startups, government agencies, foundations, non-profit organizations, and trade associations. In addition to his work in organizations Bill was formerly Director of the Institute for Transformational Leadership at Georgetown University where he taught leadership, transformation, and leadership coaching.
Bill believes that the complexity of leading in today’s 24/7, wired, global context requires that leaders step back from their conditioned ways of leading that may have worked well in the past and expand their ability to see a bigger, more complex picture, engage with stakeholders in new ways and develop new resources for resilience, flexibility, and presence to effectively lead their organizations and communities forward. He is known for his straightforward, insightful approach to helping leaders and organizations navigate this complexity by identify habitual patterns of thinking and behavior that promote or detract from their effectiveness. Taking a systematic approach, he uses a cycle of assessment, challenge, and support to accelerate development, enhance performance and expand impact through the development of new ways of being, thinking and acting. His approach reinforces coaching and feedback, by creating a cycle of action and learning that leads to sustained, effective improvement in performance.
Bill has a Masters in Organizational Development from Johns Hopkins University. He is a Master Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation. He has done advanced training in leadership, adult development, diversity/equity/inclusion, polarities and paradox, neuroscience, mindfulness meditation, and systems and team coaching. He has a certificates Instructional Design, Navigating Polarities, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion from Georgetown University and is a graduate of The Coaches Training Institute. He has a B.S Degree from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pa. He is certified to administer and provide feedback on the following assessment tools; Intercultural Development Inventory, Global Leadership Profile, Growth Edge Interview, Subject-Object Interview, Key Polarity Indicator, EQ-I 2.0, Hogan Personality Inventory; Team Diagnostic Assessment, The Leadership Circle, Center for Creative Leadership – Benchmarks, Executive Dimensions.