Richard Walsh

Swain Center

David S. Congdon Hall 1004
University of North Carolina Wilmington
601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC   28403 - 5678
Phone: 910.962.7872
Email: walshrj [ walshrj AT uncw DOT edu ]
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Richard Walsh has over 20 years of industry experience providing advanced expertise in leadership solutions, organizational transformation and executive coaching. Rich served as a senior executive of strategy, human resources, leadership and organizational development at AT&T, GE and Bull of France. He then served as associate dean of a top-ranked, U.S. business school, where he led a consortium for executive education. Rich founded the consortium and collaborated closely with other top thought leaders such as Ram Charan, John Kotter, Meg Wheatley, Peter Block and James Kouzes. He continues to collaborate with other thought leaders and consults with senior teams in developing and mentoring talent, blue ocean strategy, growth, mergers and acquisitions and organizational change. Rich also served for fourteen years as a senior faculty member at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL). He currently serves as Director of the Swain Center as well as on-call faculty at CCL, where he provides extensive expertise in leadership, transformation, mentoring and coaching. Rich has experience as an executive coach and coaching practice leader. He regularly applies his experience in the public and private sectors including: healthcare, pharmaceutical, financial services, education, energy, consumer goods, retail, hospitality, manufacturing, high-technology, telecommunications, government, defense, not-for-profit and consulting services. He works with a diverse portfolio of global clients including large, mid-size and high-growth organizations. He also holds a number of professional certifications and works on several international boards. Rich has published numerous articles and papers, including one of CCL’s Top 10 most read papers, Leading with Impact.

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