I am a coaching and consulting psychologist, Founder and CEO of The Vandaveer Group, Inc. based in Houston, Texas, USA., serving as a trusted advisor to executive management on Leader and organization effectiveness. Highlights of my thirty years of professional experience and credentials include:
Ph.D. - Industrial and Organizational Psychology (1981), 30+ years experience and continuing education in consulting and coaching psychology
Licensed as a psychologist in Texas
Experience includes 12 years inside two Fortune 50 global companies, and the past 18 years in national and international consulting in different cultures on five continents.
Individual leader coaching
Multi-cultural leadership team development
Advising senior management on behavioral aspects of individual and organizational performance and change
Current focus is primarily on development of physician and physician-scientist leaders in academic healthcare institutions, and law and other professional service firm partners.
President and Fellow - Society of Consulting Psychology, Division 13 of American Psychological Association
Full member - ISCP
Fellow of APA and Division 14 – Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Co-Chair of SCP's Psychologist Coach Credentialing Committee
Past-member of APA’s Board of Professional Affairs and the Council of Representatives for Division 14
Past Chair of APA’s College of Professional Psychology
Adjunct professor of psychology at University of Houston and Rice University twenty years
Past member of the Board of Examiners of the U.S. Foreign Service.
Recipient of The Society of Consulting Psychology’s RHR International Award for Excellence in Consultation (Aug 2009 – Toronto).
I love cross-cultural work and currently have coaching clients from India, China, Ecuador, Singapore, New Zealand, and Australia. Prior coaching clients have been in or from these countries and/or Southeast Asia, Pakistan, South Africa, East Africa, U.K., Greece, Italy, Germany, France, and Canada.
For fun and recreation I love to run half marathons, hike, bike and shop. Love animals of all kinds - especially cats.