Randy Chittum, Ph.D has spent his 25-year career working with leaders and executives worldwide in a variety of organizational settings. He works at all levels of the organization, specializing in leadership development (individual and team coaching, leadership workshops covering emotional intelligence, coaching for managers, managing change and transition, and branding and personal presence), and organization development (team and system level interventions) including strategy development and learning to collectively think differently to support sustainable change.
Randy enjoys being in the conversation with leaders that they most need and want to have. He brings transparency and lightness to his coaching and teaching that creates an environment conducive to the work. His intention when working with leaders is to create sustainable change through mindful practice. Randy believes that a leader’s ability to slow the action and reflect on one’s internal landscape is the key to leading effectively in a world often characterized by uncertainty, volatility, ambiguity, and increasing complexity. Leaders in today’s world have to become comfortable in the paradox of “being still while in motion.”
He is certified in a wide variety of assessments including the DiSC, MBTI, OPQ32i, Leadership Agility, Leadership Circle and others. Randy has coached leaders and teams in charitable non-profits, local and federal government, and corporations ranging from start-ups to multi-billion dollar organizations. He recently served as Vice President, Leadership Development at a publically traded company, where he reported to the CEO and coached executives, created and managed succession planning programs, taught leaders, and worked with intact teams to enhance performance. After nine years this company was acquired, and Randy’s role and commitment shifted to supporting leaders as they engaged in the very challenging work of continuing to lead during the biggest change most of them had encountered. A focus on stillness and pausing in the chaos, managing personal transitions, staying true to a core belief of “who I am as a leader” all proved beneficial to the leaders in both companies.
Randy currently serves on the faculty of the Georgetown University Leadership Coaching program in the Institute of Transformational Leadership where he is the co-director for the Executive Certificate in Transformational Leadership program and teaches in the Leadership Coaching program. He has previously taught leadership and organizational development at both the undergraduate and graduate level at Georgetown University, among others. He is a contributing author to On Becoming a Leadership Coach (2012).