Bill designed CEOE to elevate the purpose of business for the benefit of society. His most recent book titled, Ascend, Forging a Path to Your Truer Self (2015), offers an innovative way to explore the path to self-knowledge through an ingenious story line of a novel. Navy SEAL Commander Dr. Peter Berardi just published a workbook to accompany Ascend entitled The Path (2017). Both these books are currently being used in the Civilian Leadership Development Program sponsored by USF and offered at MacDill Air Force Base.
Bill is also the author of Business Success Through Self-Knowledge (2013) and many other significant publications in professional psychology. He is senior author of The College Adjustment Scales and The Employee Assistance Program Inventory, both of which have been translated into many languages and are widely used throughout the world. Bill also served as the treasurer of the Sant' Yago (St. James) Educational Foundation and currently sits on the Board. The Foundation has awarded more than $2 million to deserving college students to enable them to complete their college education.
Alison focuses on helping leaders successfully establish, communicate, and execute their vision through their teams. Through her extensive experience creating business plans and implementing complex changes successfully across a geographically dispersed enterprise, she supports organizations in achieving and sustaining their desired results.
Alison works with leaders across all levels of an organization to help them create a team-focused culture that supports the development of individuals and achievement of team goals. Whether taking on a new leadership role, navigating organizational change or preparing for advancement opportunities, Alison can help individuals better position themselves for future success.
Dr. Berardi specializes in integrating the ethos and organizational dynamics of Navy SEALs and other Special Operations Forces (SOF) into a perspective that enables participants to achieve their personal best. Parallel to this endeavor he is also the Senior Navy Special Operations Leadership Management Coordinator for the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) where he provides internal leadership consulting services and promulgates leadership development opportunities for members of USSOCOM (SEALs, Special Forces, Army Rangers, etc). Whether an athlete, corporate executive, student or otherwise, Dr Berardi’s approach provides a proven system for both personal and organizational success that will enable your organization to develop the proper culture and skill sets to get you much greater results than you are currently achieving.
“There is nothing more exhilarating than being at the top of your game as an individual and as a team. As an operator, as an athlete, as a business leader…you want the intelligence, the strength, and the ability needed to push the envelope in all the right ways…”
His coaching work focuses on helping you become a more effective and versatile leader through self-knowledge. An effective and versatile leader continually adjusts their behavior to the circumstances and needs of organizational constituencies. Leadership engagement, personal mastery and versatility are highly correlated with organizational effectiveness. Productivity is the product of an engaged workforce and key to creating competitive advantage.
Many executives hold beliefs and mental models learned throughout their lives that subtly undermine their effectiveness as leaders. These models are often tacit but still have a negative effect on the organization through resulting behaviors, interactions and decisions. Dr. Hicks is an expert on 360° assessments and personality measures that inform leadership coaching sessions with top tier executives.
Employee turnover, repetitive hiring for the same position, training and “on boarding” new employees is an expensive and time-consuming task. Dr. Hicks can help your company match job candidates and current employees with job responsibilities, organizational culture and the work environment. He also provides consultation and interventions designed to enhance organizational functioning at times of turmoil or transformation.