Dirk Baxter, PhD SPHR is a Senior Consultant at Leadership Futures.
He is a behavioral coach and talent strategist with expertise in assessing leadership capability, aligning individual and team goals with business needs, and enabling clients to gain insight into their inter- and intra-personal skills to be more effective."
Dirk's human capital consulting focus is on defining the business needs, designing the communication strategy and corporate solution, and ensuring successful deployment throughout the organization.
is sought for his
expertise in working with individuals and teams in highly skilled functional areas (such as finance, legal, project managers, IT) who will fall behind if not continuously building and reinvigorating themselves and their team to tackle future organizational goals.
is frequently requested to perform business driver analysis, competency modeling across leadership levels, and help organizations with talent enhancement and talent retention needs.
By proactively building leadership or non-technical skills for key talent, the organization has a competitive advantage in both execution and talent retention.
also works with individuals on how to build sustainable professional and leadership brands.
Part of this brand building includes determining what skills and attributes are needed for their immediate position AND how they can grow in the organization.
Education & Certifications:
speaks in public forums and is very active in the community.
Dirk attended USMA at West Point 90-92, earned his BS from the University of Alaska, and completed his Masters and Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational psychology at the University of Georgia.
Dirk is a member of many professional organizations including the Society of Industrial Organizational Psychology (SIOP), the Association of Psychological Science (APS), and the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG).
He is a certified behavioral-based coach in the Marshall Goldsmith methodology.
has completed World-Class Logistics & Supply Chain Strategy
through the Georgia Institute of Technology
family own a working ranch in Montana; he
lives with his
wife in Atlanta, and is a volunteer fitness instructor for Operation BootCamp
Dirk's experience is across multiple industries including petro-chemical, health care, financial, retail and manufacturing.
has a client portfolio in North and South America as well as Europe.
has delivered a speaking series on assessing and accelerating talent to audiences in China and Latin America.
Dirk has served as program advisor for a Fortune 25 multi-national organization's in-house legal team.
Dirk Consults with his
clients who range from the small and privately owned to Fortune