Professional & Organizational Development

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Louis R. Forbringer, PhD

Louis Forbringer


As an organizational consultant, I am committed to developing organizations and the people in them through planned change. This includes working with individuals, teams and large systems. I have extensive experience in accelerating the development of individuals, helping them realize their potential and increasing their value to their respective organizations. He brings more than 30 years of corporate and consulting experience working with organizations in the areas of executive coaching, leadership development, organization development and linking human capital strategy with organizational strategy designed to drive measurable results. My preferred approach is to partner with my clients to identify problems and create solutions in a way that ultimately fosters independence on the part of the client.


  • Executive Coaching
  • Leadership Development
  • Workshop Facilitation
  • Dealing with Difficult Conversations
  • Team development
  • Employee engagement strategy
  • Succession planning
  • Linking human capital strategy to organizational strategy


  • Designed, developed and implemented a Succession Management/Talent Review process for a 80,000 employee healthcare system including:
    • Establishment of Talent Philosophy supporting a differentiated workforce
    • Establishment of CHI core leadership competencies
    • Identification of Strategic Positions
    • Hi Potential identification and development
  • Led the executive coaching function for one of the nation’s largest healthcare systems, responsible for reducing the cost of external coaching while increasing the number of individuals receiving coaching services. Led the effort to develop the cadre if internal coaches
  • Provide workshops on topics such as Leadership Development, Successfully Leading Change, and Conducting Difficult Conversations
  • Conduct executive-level team building initiatives for a variety of organizations


  • D., Industrial/Organizational Psychology, University of Akron
  • A., Industrial/Organizational Psychology, University of Akron
  • A., Psychology, Allegheny College
Leadership Roles
  • Past President, Society of Human Resources Management Foundation
  • Director, Human Resource Certification Institute
  • Director, American Banker’s Association
  • Past President, Cleveland Chapter American Society for Training & Development
  • Hogan Assessment Systems
  • Tracom Social Style
  • MRG’s LEA
Other Notable
  • Adjunct Professor, Olin Business School, Washington University
  • Adjunct Professor, Maryville University
  • International Personnel Assessment Council (IPAC) James C Johnson Student Paper Competition Winner


  • Catholic Health Initiatives
  • Veteran’s Administration
  • Edward Jones
  • Mercantile Bancorporation
  • Centene
  • DRS Technologies
  • Laclede Gas
  • Delta Dental
  • Ameren
  • Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority
  • Solutia
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