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Randall P. White, PhD Biography

Randy White, psychologist, principal Executive Development Group

Randall P. White, PhD, is founding partner of Executive Development Group and an international thought leader in the field of executive coaching and leadership development. He teaches with Duke Corporate Education (Durham and London), is an HEC Affiliate Professor (Paris, Doha, and Beijing), is co-head of Leadership in the EMBA program at HEC, and teaches leadership in the TRIUM Global EMBA program.

In 1987, Dr. White co-authored the best-selling business book, Breaking The Glass Ceiling: Can Women Reach The Top Of America’s Largest Corporations?; 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 and Relax, It’s Only Uncertainty in 2001,

which culminated in the development of Ambiguity Architect, a 360 assessment that measures the ability to cope with uncertainty. In 2009, he contributed the capstone chapter to The Perils of Accentuating the Positive, challenging the strengths-based leadership movement. Much of Dr. White’s work appears in multiple Western languages and Chinese.

Dr. White holds an AB from Georgetown University, an MS from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and a PhD in social psychology from Cornell University. He is the former Director of Specialized Client Applications at the Center for Creative Leadership, where he was responsible for all custom programs and executive coaching, and has taught at the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell.

As a former 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 (APA), a Salzburg Fellow on Women’s Issues and a former board member of the American Society for Training and Development, Dr. White has continually participated in the advancement of consulting psychology for leadership development. He serves on the Division 13 Coaching Psychology Credentialing Committee, is a reviewer for the Consulting Psychology Journal and was recently elected as a member-at-large to APA’s Council Leadership Team.