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Michael Woodward, Ph.D.


Michael “Dr. Woody” Woodward, Ph.D. is an organizational psychologist, CEC certified executive coach, and founder of Human Capital Integrated (HCI). Dr. Woody is also a Clinical Assistant Professor and Program Lead for the NYU Master of Science in Executive Coaching and Organizational Consulting (ECOC) program. He is author of the Amazon top-selling career book, The YOU Plan, and is currently on faculty at the Center for Leadership at FIU. Dr. Woody has trained managers from such companies as BOSE, Verizon, Liberty Mutual, McDonald’s and the NBA. Dr. Woody has also served as an advisor to the Ernst & Young (EY) Entrepreneur of the Year and Entrepreneurial Winning Women programs. He is also a former thought leader in the IBM Smarter Workforce Futurist program.

As a practitioner, Dr. Woody primarily focuses on building management and leadership capacity and has worked with clients such as Bacardi, SAP, Grey Goose Vodka, and The Miami Herald among many others.

Prior to founding HCI in 2005, Dr. Woody served as a management and human resources consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting (PwC) and as a project manager for IBM Business Consulting Services in Washington DC.

As a contributor to Fox Business for five years, Dr. Woody personally interviewed such high-profile entrepreneurs as Richard Branson, Barbara Corcoran, Bill Rancic, Robert Herjavec, Hamdi Ulukaya (Chobani), and Dan Lubetzky (KIND Bar) among many others. As a workplace expert, Dr. Woody has appeared on The TODAY Show, LIVE with Kelly, Fox & Friends, Fox Business, CNN, CBS, NBC among others. He has been quoted as a work-life and leadership expert in Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Business Insider, and Entrepreneur. Dr. Woody currently writes for Psychology Today and Thrive Global.    

Dr. Woody received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Miami, a master’s degree in industrial and organizational psychology from Springfield College, and a Ph.D. in industrial and organizational psychology from Florida International University (FIU). While at FIU, Dr. Woody published award-winning research on teamwork titled Cooperation and Competition: The Effects of Team Entrainment and Reward Structure (Woodward et al, 2005).