Dr. William Brendel (Bill) earned his doctorate at Columbia University and for over 20 years has honed his craft in strategically transforming leaders, teams, and organizations. As founder and principal consultant for the Transformative Learning institute, Bill enjoys helping a wide variety of organizations around the world in locations such as the U.S., Africa, China, Korea, and India. He shares many of his own client case studies to illustrate the process and value of his transformative approach to organizational change.
In addition to consulting, Bill is also an Assistant Professor and teaches graduate courses to aspiring consultants at Penn State University. He has also taught in programs at Columbia University, Georgetown, Texas A&M, Temple University, and the University of St Thomas. In 2021, Bill received the Lisa Kimball Evolving the Field of Organization Development Award, one of the field’s highest honors, for his outstanding accomplishments in connecting diverse people and ideas to advance OD theory and applications worldwide. He is a trustee on the board of the Organization Development Network as well as the Organization Development Education Association.
Bill also shares his knowledge of organization development practices through his publications in books, articles, blogs, and popular press. He is frequently interviewed about current events that pertain to organizational strategy and culture. In 2017, Bill was interviewed by Variety Magazine, for his views on corporate culture and complicity surrounding the Harvey Weinstein scandal. He has written frequently for the Star Tribune, and blogs on cutting-edge approaches to strategic transformation on LinkedIn.