Maynard Brusman

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Dr. Maynard Brusman
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Consulting Psychologist & San Francisco Bay Area Executive Coach
Trusted Leadership Advisor
Emotional intelligence and Mindful Leadership Consultant
Professional Certified Coach (PCC), International Coach Federation Board Certified Coach (BCC)

I coach emotionally intelligent and mindful leaders to cultivate trust and full engagement in a purpose-driven culture who produce results.

Dr. Maynard Brusman is a consulting psychologist, executive coach and trusted advisor to senior leadership. Maynard is a recognized expert in mindful leadership and emotional intelligence. He believes coaching is a collaborative process of providing people with the resources and opportunities they need to self-manage, develop change resiliency, and become more effective. Utilizing instrumented assessments including the CPI 260, EQi-2.0, Hogan Assessments (HPI, HDS, and MVPI) and 360’s - clients set clear goals, make optimal use of their strengths and take action to create desired changes aligned with personal and organizational values.

Dr. Brusman is a licensed psychologist in California, and certified by the International Coach Federation (PCC). Maynard is an instructor with The College of Executive Coaching. He lives in Marin County, California.

While a post-doctoral fellow in Psychological Services at the University of California in San Diego, Maynard developed and directed The Stress Resilience and Well-Being Center. For over thirty-five years, Dr. Brusman has consulted with and coached hundreds of company leaders in a number of industries including Education, Financial Services, Healthcare, High Tech, Hospitality and Professional Services.

Among the organizations he has provided consulting and executive coaching for include Accenture, Accounting Solutions, Aramark, Army Corp of Engineers, American Express, CAMICO Mutual Insurance, Chevron, Cobham SATCOM, CopTech West, Dolby, Downey Brand, LLP, Executive Renaissance Forums, Braun & Martel, LLP, Farella Faricy & Roen LLP, Fenwick and West LLP, Genomic Health, Google, Hanson, Bridgett, Marcus, Vlahos and Rudy LLP, Hellman & Friedman, Hitachi America, Internal Revenue Service, James River Corporation, LPA, Lydgate Chocolate Farms, Kaiser Aluminum, Kimpton Hotel and Restaurant Group, Marin Agricultural Land Trust, Pramana Collective, Marin General Hospital, McCutcheon, Doyle, Brown and Anderson LLP, LPA Architecture and Engineering, Oracle, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Pinterest, RINA Accountancy, Royal Bank of Scotland, Sea Tel, Sierra Pacific Industries, Skylonda Health Retreat, State Compensation Insurance Fund, Smith & Hawken, STMicroelectronics, Sybase, Trouve Media, University of California, San Francisco and Zomax.

Dr. Brusman has been chosen as an expert to appear on KTVU FOX, Brian Banmiller "On the Money" discussing Surviving And Thriving after Corporate Downsizing... KGO ABC, "Bay Area Focus" discussing Getting Fired... KALW 91.7 Information Radio discussing Workplace Problems and Solutions... KFRC Radio Magic 61 "In the Medicine Cabinet" discussing Stress and Your Heart... K101 Radio, "Blue in the Morning" discussing How to Cope with the Stress of the Gulf War... and was quoted in the articles, "Surviving When You Get The Ax", in the San Francisco Chronicle, "Driven To Distraction - Are Your Bad Habits Driving People Crazy?", in Business Start Ups magazine, "Successful Strategies for Holiday Job Hunters", in The Wall Street Journal National Business Employment Weekly,  "How To Cut Interruptions, Get Work Done"  in Investor's Business Daily. “How to Get Job Stress Under Control” on MSNBC, “Downsizing at Work May Hurt Your Health” in CBS Health Watch, and “Betrayed at Work” in Fast Company. Maynard is a contributor to Forbes Media providing commentary on mindful leadership and emotional intelligence.

Dr. Brusman is a member of Bay Area Association of Applied Psychologists, Bay Area Coaches, HR Strategy Forum, Next Concept HR Association, The American Psychological Association, The Association for Talent Development, The International Coach Federation, and The Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

Maynard Brusman is one of the foremost coaches in the United States. He utilizes a wide variety of assessments in his work with senior executives and upper level managers, and is adept at helping his clients both develop higher levels of emotional intelligence and achieve breakthrough business results. As a pioneer leader in the executive coaching field, Dr. Brusman brings an exceptional level of wisdom, energy, and creativity to his work.” — Jeffrey E. Auerbach, Ph.D., President, College of Executive Coaching

The Society for Advancement of Consulting (SAC) awarded Dr. Brusman "Board Approved” designations in the specialties of Executive Coaching and Leadership Development. Board Approvals are rare and are held by less than five percent of the membership of SAC, and that membership is less than five percent of all practicing consultants. Alan Weiss, Ph.D., President, Summit Consulting Group


Silicon Valley CEO: Coached CEO to determine what was causing her people to lose their enthusiasm and commitment, and create a more collaborate culture built on trust where full engagement thrives.

Accounting Firm President: Trusted Advisor and coach to president to clearly communicate what he believes, and why he’s so passionate about their purpose and inspired by why they do what they do.

Law Firm Senior Partner: Coached for conflict management, executive presence, psychological safety, resilience under pressure, team leadership, and developing empathy and compassion.

Top 5 Clifton Strengths – Maximizer, Learner, Ideation, Strategic, Individualization 

Top 5 VIA Character Strengths – Love of Learning, Social Intelligence, Bravery, Gratitude, Appreciation
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Our services:

Executive Coaching

Mindful Leadership

Neuroscience - Conversational Intelligence (CI-Q)

Attorney and Accountant Coaching

Emotional Intelligence & Mindful Leadership Workshops

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