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Who is Dr. Woody?

Let’s face it, most people in this country spend most of their waking hours working. Yet, we spend very little time talking about how to make the work experience better. The proliferation of mobile technology has blurred the lines between our personal and professional lives to the point where the black and white notion of work-life “balance” has become dated. The fact is we are working harder than ever before and spending more and more of our personal time dealing with those work-life issues that just don’t ever seem to go away!

Enter America’s work-life psychologist Michael “Dr. Woody” Woodward, PhD. Think of Dr. Woody as the Dr. Phil of work, a “workologist” if you will. Dr. Woody is an organizational psychologist and CEC certified professional coach with a passion for helping business owners, executives, and entrepreneurs create their own certainty in this ever-changing and uncertain world. He is author of the top selling career book, The YOU Plan, he writes a weekly column called Career Hot Seat featured on and he appears regularly across a multitude of networks to discuss the everyday workplace and life blend challenges we all face.

about-piucProfessional Background

Dr. Woody started his career as a human resources consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers and then became a project manager with IBM Global Business Services in Washington DC before turning down an executive track to go back to school to pursue a PhD in the subject he loves, psychology. In 2005 Dr. Woody founded the consulting firm Human Capital Integrated (HCI) to focus on helping new managers and seasoned executives find their sweet spot and develop as leaders. Since launching HCI he has worked with such clients as Bacardi, SAP, Grey Goose Vodka, Century 21 Real Estate, VMware, The Miami Herald, and Ernst & Young.

Dr. Woody currently serves on the board and as a faculty member at the Florida International University Center for Leadership in Miami where he works with high potential talent and hard-charging C-suite executives. Dr. Woody is also on faculty with the Institute for Management Studies where he travels the country training budding new managers from major companies including BOSE, McDonald’s, Verizon, Liberty Mutual, and NASA.

In The Media

Dr. Woody has appeared on The TODAY Show, Live w/ Regis & Kelly, Fox & Friends, CNN, NBC, CBS, FOX News, The Lisa Oz Show, The Better Show, Fox Business, Dr. Steve, and Daytime among many others. Dr. Woody has conducted a workplace intervention on Bravo Network’s Tabatha’s Salon Takeover and has been quoted as an expert in The Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur, Women’s World, The Miami Herald, Men’s Health, Reader’s Digest, and Forbes among many others.

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Dr. Woody received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Miami, a master’s degree in industrial and organizational psychology from Springfield College, and a PhD in industrial and organizational psychology from Florida International University where he received the Academic Excellence Award for Arts and Sciences and a national research award from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP).

Dr. Woody’s mission is to help create a healthier more blended work-life experience by tapping into the psychology behind living a productive, effective, and fulfilling life.