BRIAN BUFORD & ASSOCIATES, INC.
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Brian A. Buford Ph.D
Brian is a skilled and versatile leadership coach, talent consultant, team facilitator, and keynote speaker.
His client experience spans multiple industries including retail, financial
services, technology, telecommunications, healthcare, manufacturing, education, municipal and federal government, law, military, non-profit, and professional services firms. Brian has worked with hundreds
of leaders and teams across North America, Europe, and Asia.
Brian worked at Target Corporation (a Fortune World’s Most Admired Company) for eight years. At Target, he built a development program for top talent, an internal executive coaching program, an Action Learning program, and managed the company's talent development team. Brian facilitated executive programs on change, innovation, diversity, teamwork, and talent management.
Brian has been an adjunct instructor at four universities and a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Strategic Management and Organization at the Carlson School of Management (University of Minnesota). He currently serves as the Lead Community Coach in the mid-Atlantic region at the Center for Creative Leadership. He is a Certified Action Learning Coach (Worldwide Institute for Action Learning) and was an Army Master Resilience Trainer (University of Pennsylvania).
Brian earned a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. His doctoral dissertation examined the impact of emotional intelligence, leadership style, and personality on management effectiveness. He completed a formal post-doctoral internship in Consulting Psychology at a boutique consulting firm.
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