Executive coaching, education & leadership
Learning and development for global organizations
The Executive Development Group, LLC is a partnership of consulting psychologists providing executive education, leadership development, and coaching to businesses, NGOs and business schools around the globe. We provide executive coaching, curriculum, workshops and feedback to individuals and groups. We are also on the faculties of select business colleges.
A Competitive Edge
Through classroom experiences, assessments, feedback and coaching we help individuals hone new skills, understand their areas for improvement and find their greatest strengths. We help organizations better utilize individual talent for teams that understand strategic goals.
A Posistive Change
Navigate the changes in restructuring, new product lines or just corporate culture.
Our Ambiguity Architect® is proven to assess individual and organizational capacity to confront the uncertainty of change. Learn more here.
A Better Workplace
Discover the bottom-line benefits of diversity, fulfillment and teamwork.
More than compliance with diversity standards, we offer forward-thinking action to assure your organization is a competitive and dynamic environment.
Executive Development Group partners are respected in the psychological community for their ground-breaking work and writing. We earn the respect of forward-thinking businesses with our relationships that allow us to work closely with top-level management and integrate with business strategy.
Sandra L. Shullman, PhD, Managing Partner, Columbus Office
Former APA President, 2020, Sandy is internationally known in leadership and executive assessment and development and manages large and long-term organizational clients for the firm. Sandy has taught leadership at the HEC School of Business in Paris, Doha, Beijing, and Shanghai.
Sandy has also served as faculty for the Duke University Fuqua School of Business Global Learning Network. Her organizational work experience has focused on leadership and executive development, executive coaching, strategic planning, multicultural and diversity initiatives, and women’s leadership development, working with major global organizations and leaders.
She is the co-author of Performance Appraisal on the Line, a groundbreaking book on performance evaluation, and has written numerous articles and book chapters on significant organizational performance issues, including foundational work on sexual harassment and hostile work environments. Her most recent publications have focused on leadership in ambiguous and uncertain circumstances, the emerging challenges facing global leaders, and the role of psychologists as learning leaders.
Sandy holds a bachelor’s degree (mathematics) from Dickinson College, a master’s degree from Harvard University and her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Ohio State University. Previously, she served as founding faculty in the Cleveland State University Diversity Management Program and lectured and facilitated leadership development programs for over fifteen years at the John Glenn School of Public Management at The Ohio State University. She served for seventeen years as President of a behavioral healthcare organization, Organizational Horizons, Inc. Prior to that, she served as faculty and then Acting Director of the Counseling Psychology Ph.D. Program at Kent State University and Director of Managerial Effectiveness Programs for the Center for Creative Leadership, where she worked with numerous research projects and leadership development programs. She was awarded the 2012 national Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award for Excellence in Education and Inspirational Leadership.
In 2020, Shullman led the American Psychological Association as its elected President. Shullman had served two additional terms as a member of the Board of Directors for the American Psychological Association and previously as a member of the Board of Directors for the American Psychological Foundation. Sandy is past Chair of the APA Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology and serves as a faculty member for a number of leadership development academies, preparing technical and scientific professionals for broader leadership roles. She was honored by the American Psychological Association in 2012 with the APA Award for Distinguished Contributions to Professional Practice for her organizational and leadership development work.
Sandy co-chaired the APA Council of Representatives Work Group on the original APA Multicultural Guidelines, chaired the APA Task Force on the World Congress against Racism Report, chaired the BEA/CIRP Task Force on APA’s Role in International Quality Assurance, chaired the APA Board of Professional Affairs, and served as a member of the Policy and Planning Board, as a member of the Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest and as a member of the Committee on Women. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and chaired its original APA Workgroup on Executive Coaching. She is a Past President of the Ohio Psychological Association. Sandy chaired the APA Good Governance Project, a strategic initiative designed to help the American Psychological Association align its governance structure effectively with its strategic plan. She was the 2016 recipient of the Leona Tyler Award for Lifetime of Achievement in Counseling Psychology. In 2016, Sandy also received the Gold Medal for Lifetime Achievement in the Practice of Psychology from the American Psychological Foundation. In 2019, she received both the Division 13 (Consulting Psychology) RHR International Award for distinguished contributions to consulting psychology and the SPIM (Psychologists in Management) Distinguished Psychologist in Management Award.
Sandy has been an active member of the Global Psychology Alliance and initiated the GPA Global Learning Leadership Institute as an APA Presidential Initiative.
Randall P. White, PhD, Founding Partner,
Randall P. White, Ph.D., is the co-head of leadership in TRIUM, a joint program from HEC, London School of Economics, and NYU Stern. He has served as the head of leadership in the English modular eMBA at HEC and taught at the Johnson School of Business, Cornell University.
Randy has also taught the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. His early career was spent at the Center for Creative Leadership.
Randy works regularly with C-suite executives, senior teams, and the boards of large global organizations. He continues to serve as an adjunct faculty member at the Fuqua School and is active in the Duke Global Education Network (Durham, London, Johannesburg, and Ahmedabad).
The author of three books and more than 100 articles and book chapters, Randy’s writing illuminates leadership, talent management, and executive coaching. He is a quoted source on leadership in the consumer and trade press.
In 2001, Randy co-authored Relax, It’s Only Uncertainty, which culminated in the development of Ambiguity Architect, a 360 assessment that measures the ability to cope with uncertainty. Relax was updated and re-released with a new chapter in 2020.
In 1987, Randy co-authored the best-selling business book, Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Can Women Reach the Top of America’s Largest Corporations?; 1992 re-released …and in 1996, The Future of Leadership: Riding the Corporate Rapids into the 21st Century. He also co-authored Four Essential Ways That Coaching Can Help Executives in 1998, a much-quoted source in coaching literature.
In 2009, Randy contributed the capstone chapter to The Perils of Accentuating the Positive, challenging the strengths-based leadership movement.
In the past several years, he has written a variety of pieces for Chief Learning Officer and the Journal of Consulting Psychology, as well as Duke Fuqua Insights. Most of Randy’s books appear in multiple Western languages and Chinese.
Randy earned an AB from Georgetown University, an MS from Virginia Polytechnic Institute, and a Ph.D. from Cornell University.
As past president of the Society of Consulting Psychology (SCP), Division 13 of the American Psychological Association, a Fellow in Divisions 1 and 13 of the American Psychological Association, a Lifetime Fellow of the American Psychological Society, a Salzburg Fellow on Women’s Issues, and a past board member of the American Society for Training and Development, Randy continues to participate in the advancement of consulting psychology for leadership development. This includes teaching psychologists from clinical fields who seek to become certified coaches.
As an active member of the American Psychological Association, he has served as a member-at-large of the Council Leadership Team (CLT), as a member of the Board of Directors, and in 2021 he was Chair of Council Leadership Team. He also serves as a reviewer for several APA journals including the Journal of Consulting Psychology and the Polish Journal of Psychology.
In 2021, Randy was awarded a presidential citation for his leadership in consulting psychology and his contributions to the Council of Representatives and Board of Directors of APA. He was awarded Division 13’s highest honor of the RHR International Award for Excellence in Consultation. The Association for Talent Development (formerly the American Society for Training & Development) presented Randy with its David Campbell Innovation Award in 1988.
Pro bono, Randy contributes consulting time to Save The Children, the Paralympics (in sailing), and other international philanthropic causes.
When not in airports, Randy enjoys cycling, sailing, and the people and food of Miami.