Brian Bienn, Ph.D
Dr. Brian Bienn is a licensed organizational psychologist, the co-founder of the EI Skills Group and President of LEAD Psychology. He received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Louisiana State University. He returned to LSU for graduate study and earned a doctorate in industrial/organizational psychology, with a minor in clinical psychology.
Brian has been practicing in Atlanta for 18 years, working with a wide array of businesses and sectors - from professional services partnerships to divisions of Fortune 100 companies. Brian is certified in MSCEIT assessment, developmental coaching and training. He has served as a core member of the Synovus Leadership Institute’s leadership development coaching staff since the leadership program’s inception in 1998. He also serves as a board member of AMEN Inc., an Atlanta Union Mission affiliated entity helping Mission and other recovery house alumni in career-related pursuits as fundamental as choosing an occupation or as complex as establishing a business at the micro-enterprise level.
Brian's clients are organizations that recognize the need to improve performance and to maintain a competitive advantage by focusing on leadership as a core competency. He works with key organizational leaders: owners, executives, managers, and individual contributors. Brian's services enable senior executives to more accurately evaluate their own leadership skills as well as the leadership talent and capacity of current employees. He also assesses the likely fit and success of external candidates being considered for significant positions within client companies. These assessments raise the level of objectivity during the selection and interviewing processes, helping to prevent hiring mistakes and reducing costs resulting from poor placement and promotion decisions. Working with clients in an ongoing advisory role, Brian helps organizations strategically approach leadership succession and talent development. This is accomplished through a disciplined program of talent identification that evaluates organizational leadership depth and bench strength. In his work with clients, Brian conducts climate surveys, 360° feedback surveys and team building sessions.
In addition, Brian is one of the country’s most experienced providers of Partnering - a team building process used throughout the construction industry on large-scale projects. Scores of public and private entities utilize Partnering to accelerate the development of project teams, improving their performance and the results they deliver.