Michael “Dr. Woody” Woodward, PhD is an organizational psychologist, CEC certified executive coach, and founder of Human Capital Integrated (HCI). He is author of the Amazon top selling career book The YOU Plan and is currently on faculty at New York University (NYU) and the Institute for Management Studies where he has trained managers and directors from such companies as BOSE, Verizon, and the NBA. Dr. Woody also served as an advisor to the Ernst & Young (EY) Entrepreneur of the Year and Entrepreneurial Winning Women programs. He is also a former thought leader in the IBM Smarter Workforce Futurist program.
As a practitioner, Dr. Woody primarily focuses on building management and leadership capacity and has worked with such clients as Bacardi, SAP, Grey Goose Vodka, and The Miami Herald among many others.
From 2008 to 2015 Dr. Woody served as a founding advisory board and faculty member of the award-winning Florida International University Center for Leadership where he still actively facilitates leader programs. Prior to founding 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.
As a workplace expert Dr. Woody has appeared on The TODAY Show, LIVE with Kelly, Fox & Friends, CNN, CBS, and NBC among others. He has been quoted as a work-life and leadership expert in The Wall Street Journal, Business Insider, Forbes, and Entrepreneur. Dr. Woody currently writes for Psychology Today and Thrive Global. As a contributor to Fox Business for five years (2011 – 2016) Dr. Woody interviewed in-person such high-profile entrepreneurs as Richard Branson, Barabara Corcoran, Bill Rancic, Robert Herjavec, Hamdi Ulukaya (Chobani), and Dan Lubitzky (KIND Bar) among many others.
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). While at FIU Dr. Woody published award-winning research on teamwork titled Cooperation and Competition: The Effects of Team Entrainment and Reward Structure (Woodward et al, 2005).
Building Team Trust
Creating Opportunity in Uncertain Times
Leading through Influence