Damian Goldvarg, PhD, MCC

Topic: Transforming Organizations by Building a Coaching Culture

In this talk, Dr. Damian Goldvarg, MCC will share the results from the research conducted by the ICF and the Human Capital Institute (HCI) in 2014. Organizations that embrace Coaching produce higher levels of employee engagement and higher bottome line than companies that do not. He will explain the benefits of creating organizational coaching culture. He will also share his experience working as a coach and trainer of coaching skills for managers for more than 15 years in 40 countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia.

Speaker’s Profile:

Damian Goldvarg has twenty years of experience in executive assessment and coaching, leadership development, talent management, facilitation, strategic planning, and team building services. Originally from Argentina, he has extensive experience working with people from different cultures and social backgrounds. He has worked with individuals and organizations in over forty countries, including the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia, offering services in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. Through his work with multinational Fortune 100 companies, governments and community based organizations, Damian’s coaching and consulting services have realized extraordinary results for his clients. These results enhance productivity and communication, impact the quality of leadership present within these organizations and improve the quality of the work and personal lives of those individuals he coaches and consults.

Damian has a background in business and mental health with areas of expertise in emotional intelligence, communication, delegation, conflict resolution, behavioral interviewing, 360 feedback, and time management. He participates actively in various community boards and he was recognized in 1997 with the Daniel Lara Award for Community Involvement. He has presented his work at national and international conferences.

He is a Master Certified Coach and received his Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from Alliant University in California. He earned his MS degree in Counseling from California State University, Northridge and received his BA in Clinical Psychology from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is also a Certified Coach Supervisor by Coaching Supervisory Academy. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and the International Coach Federation (ICF). He was the 2013-2014 ICF Global President.

Some of the clients he has served include: University of Southern California, Shell, BP, Hewlett Packard, Coca Cola, McDonald’s, Wal-Mart, Unilever, Sony, John Deere, Nestle, SAP, Lafarge, Citigroup, Ericsson, Porche, Daimler, L’Oreal, Merck, Abbie, Johnson and Johnson, Interamerican Development Bank, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, UN High Commissioner for Refugees , UN Food and Agriculture Organization, World Food Programme, World Health Organization, United Nations Secretariat, Center for Nonprofit Management, Bienestar Human Services, and Amanecer Community Clinic.