College of Management and Technology
Dr. Michael J. Vandermark is founder and president of Vandermark & Associates, Inc., a professional consulting firm providing executive and managerial coaching, organization development consultation, individual assessment services, and training and development programs. Throughout the past 25 years Dr. Vandermark has coached over 250 individuals working in private, federal government, educational, municipal and corporate settings, including executives leading Fortune 100 organizations.
Dr. Vandermark is the author of Coaching Conversations, a program provided to those interested in a creative and semi-structured coaching approach based on principles and practices of industrial-organizational psychology. As an 8-step program, Coaching Conversations has developed a scientifically validated track record of positive results, specifically related to attitude change, goal clarification, use of behavior change tools, and dealing with stalled progress.
Dr. Vandermark’s coaching experience began in 1993 as a career coach for Drake Beam Morin (DBM), one of the world’s largest Human Resources consulting firms. While at DBM, he provided coaching aimed at career development, competency modeling, personality assessment, interpersonal skill development, and an array of consultation services related to organization development and change. In 1996 he began his private practice as an industrial-organizational psychologist, author, speaker, coach, and educator. He continues his work today throughout the US and Europe. He is a former USAF pilot and airline pilot for US Airways and was recently featured as a subject matter expert in People v. the State of Illusion, a full-length motion picture documentary presently being distributed throughout the US and via PBS.