Stern, Lew

Lew Stern

Dr. Lew Stern has forty years experience as an executive coach, organization development consultant, and consulting psychologist.  He received his Masters degree and Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Minnesota. He has served as an adjunct faculty or guest lecturer in business, management, and organization behavior and development at many colleges and universities.  He has served as President of Focus Consulting and Stern Consulting, Vice President at ODI, and Senior Vice President of Manchester Consulting. Lew has consulted to and coached hundreds of senior leaders in varied industries around the world including biotechnology, higher education, manufacturing, transportation, power, high technology, retail, healthcare, financial services, non-profits, the public sector, and telecommunications. He speaks regularly on coaching, leadership, and the impact positive psychology can have on our daily lives and the future of our planet. He has a passion for bringing the power of coaching to leaders around the world and invests half of his time to providing pro bono coaching to non-profit organizations whose missions focus on environmental sustainability, international peace, and quality of life on a national and global level.

Leadership in Organizational Consulting and Coaching Psychology

Lew co-founded and is Co-Director of The Executive Coaching Forum, co-founded and served as President of the New England Society for Applied Psychology, served as a Founding Board Member of the Graduate School Alliance for Executive Coaching, and founded and directed the only Graduate Certificate Program in Executive Coaching in New England (at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology). He founded and served as Executive Director and Chairman of the Board of the Foundation for International Leadership Coaching. He is Senior Advisor to the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and is on the faculty part-time at the Medical School.  

Representative Research and Publications

Dr. Stern has researched and authored or co-authored many articles and books on coaching including most recently: Supervision in Coaching (soon to be published chapter in Psychological Supervision), The Executive Coaching Handbook 6th edition; The Executive Coaching Competency Model; Executive Coaching: Building and Managing Your Professional Practice; Executive Coaching: A Working Definition; Education and Development Guidelines for Coaches; What Progress Has Been Made in Coaching Research (2008-2012); Multidisciplinary Approaches to Leadership Coaching; Beyond Strengths- Practical Coaching Techniques to Help Senior Leaders Change Bad Habits; and Bringing Assessments in Coaching Into the 21st Century. Lew serves as Editorial Board Member of Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research & Practice and an Advisory Board Member of the International Coaching Psychology Review.

IOC Resources by Lew Stern