Brett Clay, Ph.D. is a management consultant, certified executive coach, speaker, author, and part-time faculty at the University of Washington. A veteran of three decades of management consulting and international sales and marketing management, he is currently the founder and principal of Change Leadership Group, a management consulting firm. Prior to Change Leadership Group, he was a group product manager at Microsoft Corporation, and held executive positions as vice president of sales, business development, and marketing in Silicon Valley high-technology companies.
Brett’s interdisciplinary scholarship centers on the question of how leaders and organizations change. He is the author of a human development theory of change leadership and a personality assessment for identifying styles of leading change. He is the author of various books, scholarly chapters, and articles, including the award-winning book, Selling Change: 101+ Secrets for Growing Sales By Leading Change, and a chapter entitled, “John Kotter, A pragmatic observer of manager’s life worlds,” in The Palgrave Handbook of Organizational Change Thinkers.
Brett holds a Ph.D. in human and organizational development, masters degrees in organizational systems and business administration, and a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering.