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Published:June 3rd, 2011 12:37 EST
Judyth Piazza chats with Michael 'Dr. Woody' Woodward, PhD, Author of The YOU Plan

Judyth Piazza chats with Michael 'Dr. Woody' Woodward, PhD, Author of The YOU Plan

By Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)


Michael Dr. Woody " Woodward, PhD is a CEC certified professional coach trained in the field of organizational psychology.


As a consultant and professional coach, Dr. Woody works with both private and corporate clients on career development and building management/leadership capacity. As an author and speaker, Dr. Woody focuses on the psychology of career and management engagement in the New Economy.


Dr. Woody is the founder of a dynamic media site dedicated to work-life issues and career entrepreneurialism in the New Economy. As part of this endeavour, Dr. Woody recently published his first book The YOU Plan: A 5-step guide to Taking Charge of Your Career in the New Economy which hit #3 on`s top selling job hunting books (


Dr. Woody is also the founder and president of Miami-based consulting firm Human Capital Integrated (HCI). The firm focuses on management and leadership development through a blend of in-class programs and coaching. Dr. Woody also sits on the Academic Advisory Board for the Florida International University Center for Leadership.  


As a consultant, Dr. Woody has worked with management and executive level clients at such organizations as:

  • Bacardi USA
  • US Century Bank
  • Oasis Outsourcing
  • Bay Point Schools
  • Florida International University
  • University of Miami


Prior to founding the consulting firm HCI in 2005, Dr. Woody served as a management and human resources consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting (PwC) and as a project manager for IBM Business Consulting Services in Washington DC. During this time Dr. Woody worked with such clients as:

  • Department of Justice
  • Inter-American Development Bank
  • US Marshals Service
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • International Finance Corporation
  • Defence Logistics Agency


Dr. Woody in the Media


Dr. Woody appears every Tuesday on Fox News Morning Click and has appeared nationally on Fox News America`s News HQ, LIVE w/ Regis & Kelly, CNN International Quest Means Business, First Business, Better TV, and Daytime. Dr. Woody has appeared on the Bravo Network`s Tabatha`s Salon Takeover as a guest expert working with Tabatha and her team. Dr. Woody has also appeared on WGN Midday Chicago, CBS-4 Miami Evening News, Focus on South Florida, and The Herald Business Show.


Dr. Woody is a regular contributor to and writes a weekly column called `The Career Hot Seat`. He has been quoted in the Miami Herald, Monster Hot Jobs, Suburban Essex Magazine, Vicinity Magazine, Miami Today, the South Florida Sun Sentinel, BusinessInfoGuide, Miami Monthly, and Miami Magazine as an expert on career re-engagement. From 2007 to 2009 Dr. Woody wrote a regular column for Go Jobing magazine on issues around hiring and coaching.


Dr. Woody has also published award wining research on teamwork titled Cooperation and Competition: The Effects of Team Entrainment and Reward Structure (Woodward et al, 2005).




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.









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