Dr. Jeff Graddy is a Principal with Leadership Research Institute (LRI). He works at the individual, team, and organizational levels, with core competencies in executive coaching and leadership development. Jeff serves various industries, with a focus on healthcare and financial services. He also works with clients in government, automotive, media, technology, retail, business and professional services, private equity, and not-for-profit. Jeff uses a variety of approaches to achieve results, including: executive coaching, training programs, survey design and execution, team building techniques, and strategic talent planning. He also utilizes various measurement tools to aid client insights, such as personality testing, psychometric assessments, employee and customer surveys, and 360° feedback.
Jeff started his career in healthcare, serving both private and government sectors. He held clinical and policy roles that ranged in focus from improving mental health care to leading crisis response teams. Prior to joining LRI, Jeff was in private practice as a performance coach and sport psychology consultant. Jeff also lectured in the Psychology departments at several universities within the U.S., often focusing 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 completed his doctoral internship at the University of San Diego. He is a member of the American Psychological Association’s Society of Consulting Psychology. He is also a qualified administrator of a range of psychological assessments (e.g., Hogan, MBTI©, EQ-i©, CPI, iDISC, and others) and is a certified trainer in Emotional Intelligence. Jeff sits on the Advisory Board of several non-profits, including The Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida and The SWFL Children’s Advocacy Center.