Dr. Jeff Graddy is an Associate with Leadership Research Institute (LRI). His core competencies are in executive coaching and leadership development, where he helps individuals and organizations move to a higher level of performance. Jeff’s client engagements focus on creating immediate, sustainable improvements in leadership and organizational effectiveness. He relies on his training as a psychologist, and his deep understanding of leaders and organizations, to create change and drive results.
Jeff spends most of his time in the healthcare and financial sectors, but also works with media, technology, business and professional services, government, and not-for-profit clients. He uses a variety of approaches to achieve results, including: executive coaching, training programs, survey design and execution, teambuilding techniques, talent planning, and strategic initiatives. Jeff also utilizes various measurement tools to aid client insights, such as personality testing, psychometric assessments, and 360° feedback.
Jeff’s first career was working as a sport psychology consultant, serving top-performing individuals and teams, who relied on Jeff to help them elevate their performance in work, sports, and life. Jeff has also lectured in the Psychology/Behavioral Science departments at The University of Florida and The University of San Diego, often teaching lessons on the intersection of psychology and human performance.
Jeff holds a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Florida, where he specialized in performance psychology. He is a member of the American Psychological Association’s Society of Consulting Psychology. He is also a qualified administrator of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and is a certified trainer in Emotional Intelligence.