About Brian Wood
Brian achieved All-Metro, captain and MVP honors while playing basketball at William Paterson University in NJ. After completing his undergraduate degree (BA Communications) in 1987, he combined the hunger for competition and adventure by participating on several traveling basketball teams including tournaments in Denmark, Puerto Rico, Australia, Mexico City, Alaska, Panama and Hawaii.
Juggling career, family and volunteer responsibilities, Brian found time to earn his MBA at the University of Phoenix in 2014.
He earned a CPC (Certified Professional Coach) designation through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (IPEC). IPEC is on the short list of programs in the US approved by the International Coach Federation (ICF) for direct certification.
Brian is an accredited Master Practitioner of the Energy Leadership Index Program (ELI-MP).
Brian is a certified Leadership Circle Profile Practitioner. Brian has previously served as Chairman of the Board of Directors with the Tempe Chamber of Commerce. The Tempe Chamber of Commerce has built an environment that enhances the economic vitality for members and the business community.
The American Express Leadership Academy at the ASU Lodestar Center accepts a cohort of Arizona's top emerging nonprofit leaders for a year-long professional and personal leadership development program. The program provides knowledge and tools needed to take on elevated leadership roles within the nonprofit sector. Professional executive coaches are leveraged to accelerate the leadership and growth process, generating additional positive impact within the nonprofit community.
This 9-month program is comprised of best practice approaches to leading and managing nonprofits, from renowned professors and practitioner instructors at ASU as well as established nonprofit leaders from organizations that engage with the ASU Lodestar Center.
The athletic and Corporate America journey has provided Brian with valuable perspective, while exposing a clear need relative to coaching. Athletes are often provided with essential coaching at an early age. When it’s time to transition away from active participation, more often than not – coaching no longer takes place. Just when it’s needed the most! The same holds true for anyone in transition while playing the game of life.
Brian is Inspired to make a difference in your life. He’s motivated to collaborate, identify and help you pursue your purpose – building a legacy of greatness!