Brian Bienn, PhD, Senior Consultant – Leadership Assessment and Development
Brian Bienn is a licensed industrial psychologist who has been practicing in Atlanta for 24 years, working with a wide array of businesses, including financial services, technology, pharmaceutical, design and construction, distribution and manufacturing. His areas of expertise include executive leadership assessment and development, leader and high potential coaching, Partnering and team building, and emotional intelligence.
Dr. Bienn is the President of LEAD Psychology, a practice he started in 2000. Prior to that, he served as a senior consulting psychologist in a regional management psychology firm from 1986-2000. In 2004, he teamed with emotional intelligence pioneer Dr. David Caruso to form EI Skills Group (Dr. Bienn currently serves as a strategic partner). He has served as a core member of the Synovus Leadership Institute’s coaching staff for twelve years. Serving as an affiliate senior consultant, he supports talent management firms with national and international footprints. And, he leads the Organization Development practice for McCormick & Associates, an Atlanta staffing and search firm.
Dr. Bienn focuses on leadership assessment and development with executives and high potentials. Through his services, leaders more accurately view their own leadership skills as well as the leadership talent and capacity within their team and across the broader organization. Utilizing a range of processes and data (e.g., interview, personality testing, 360° feedback, simulations) he helps leaders more insightfully understand their development needs and then craft robust, performance-focused, business-relevant leadership development plans. Dr. Bienn also assesses the likely fit and success of external candidates being considered for significant positions within client companies. In addition, Dr. Bienn is one of the country’s most experienced providers of Partnering - team building on large-scale construction projects that improves team performance and financial outcomes for all stakeholder organizations. He has applied Partnering on hundreds of projects and helped scores of public and private entities utilize Partnering to accelerate the development of project teams and enhance their capacity to deliver significant project results.
He received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Louisiana State University, and returned to LSU for graduate study, earning a doctorate in industrial/organizational psychology - with a minor in clinical psychology.