Richard Tanenbaum, Ph.D.
LeaderLife Consulting
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Understanding that real leadership requires the ability to think creatively and the confidence to take calculated risks, Richard Tanenbaum integrates strategic role-playing and change scenarios into his fresh, holistic approach to coaching.

Richard's experience as a clinical psychologist, nonprofit executive, civilian working with the military, and actor enable him to work well with diverse clients from administrative staff to senior executives in any industry. Recognizing the multiple facets of an individual that contribute to his or her ability to lead, Richard works with clients to help them take on, develop, and grow into new roles in their personal and professional lives. With empathy and humility, Richard helps clients learn to take care of and be responsible for themselves so they can better lead others, and helps them set and achieve realistic goals.

Unafraid of conflict, Richard works well with clients who are dealing with challenging workplace relationships, including managing up or down or interacting with colleagues and teammates. Richard helps clients take advantage of a tough situation by using it as a turning point for change and developing strategies and tactics to move forward effectively.

Some of Richard's clients include the American Institute of Architects, Freddie Mac, the INOVA Health System, Integrated Behavioral Care, the International Monetary Fund, the Inter-American Development Bank, Mercy Health System of Chicago, Millard Fillmore Health System, the National Institutes of Health, Office of Personnel Management, Strategic Interactions, Inc., the United States Naval Academy, the University of Mary Washington, the World Bank, and all branches of the military.

Richard earned his Ph.D. and master's degree in clinical psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University, and completed additional graduate work in organizational/industrial psychology. He received his bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. Richard is a certified coach for the Center for Creative Leadership and serves on the faculty of the National Leadership Institute at the University of Maryland and the Uniformed Services University. A licensed psychologist in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia, and a member of the American Psychological Association, Richard is certified in a wide spectrum of psychological and leadership assessment instruments.

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