Michael “Dr. Woody” Woodward, Ph.D. is a New York University (NYU) Clinical Faculty Member and Program Lead for the MS in Executive Coaching and Organizational Consulting program at the NYU School of Professional Studies. Dr. Woodward is the author of the Amazon top-selling bookThe YOU Plan and also writes for Psychology Today. Dr. Woodward has appeared on camera over 350 times including The TODAY Show, LIVE with Kelly, Fox & and Friends, and CNN among many others. He has been quoted as a work-life expert in The Wall Street Journal, Miami Herald, Forbes and Entrepreneur.
As an executive coach and consultant Dr. Woodward focuses on developing leadership capacity and has worked with senior leaders from Bacardi, SAP, VMWare, and The Miami Herald. Since 2013 Dr. Woodward has been leading executive education programs across the country where he has trained managers from Bose, Verizon, McDonald’s, and the NBA among others.
Prior to joining the faculty at NYU, Dr. Woodward served as an advisory board member and founding faculty member with the award-winning Florida International University (FIU) Center for Leadership. Dr. Woodward also taught as an adjunct at both the FIU Department of Psychology and NYU School of Professional Studies.
Before founding his own firm in 2005, Dr. Woodward served as an HR consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting (PwC) and as a project manager for IBM Business Consulting Services. He has also been an advisor to the Ernst & Young (EY) Entrepreneur of the Year and Entrepreneurial Winning Women programs as well as a thought leader in the IBM Smarter Workforce Futurist program.
Dr. Woodward received a bachelor’s in psychology from the University of Miami, a master’s in industrial and organizational psychology from Springfield College, and a Ph.D. in industrial and organizational psychology from Florida International University. While at FIU Dr. Woody published award-winning research on teamwork titled Cooperation and Competition: The Effects of Team Entrainment and Reward Structure, which earned him an appointment as a Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) Scholar.
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