Dr. Eric B. Dent is a consultant to Fortune 500, government, and non-profit organizations as well as an invited speaker to national audiences. Prior to earning his Ph.D., Dr. Dent served as a corporate vice president in the financial services industry. He began his career as a computer scientist with IBM. He is committed to an interdisciplinary research agenda and has publications in journals of leadership, consulting, philosophy, workplace spirituality, history, communications, psychology, education, and others. He has received many honors, such as the Volunteer Service Award from the Governor of North Carolina. He is a member of the Academy of Management and is a Professional Certified Coach (pending).