Michael “Dr. Woody” Woodward, PhD is an organizational psychologist and author of the Amazon top selling book The YOU Plan. He is a CEC certified executive coach in private practice and is also on faculty at the Institute for Management Studies where he has trained managers from BOSE, Verizon, and the NBA.
In practice Dr. Woody focuses on building leadership capacity and has worked with leaders from Bacardi, SAP, and VMWare among many others. From 2008 to 2015 he served on the advisory board and as faculty at the Florida International University Center for Leadership. Early in his career Dr. Woody served as an HR consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting (PwC) and project manager for IBM Business Consulting Services.
In the media Dr. Woody has appeared on The TODAY Show, LIVE with Kelly,Fox & and Friends among others. He has been quoted as a work-life expert in Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and Entrepreneur.
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. While at FIU Dr. Woody published award-winning research on teamwork titled Cooperation and Competition: The Effects of Team Entrainment and Reward Structure.