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Brian's Key Qualifications:

Experience: Almost 25 years as an Executive Business Coach
Client Industries: All industries
Levels of Service: Senior management levels
Expertise: Executive leadership assessment and development, executive and high-potential coaching, partnering and team building, and emotional intelligence
Coaching Style: I help leaders gain a better understanding of their leadership developmental needs and then I develop performance- focused and business relevant leadership goals and action plans

Brian Bienn received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Louisiana State University, and returned to LSU for graduate study, earning a doctorate in industrial/organizational psychology - with a minor in clinical psychology. Dr. Bienn has been practicing for 24 years, working with a wide array of businesses. His areas of expertise include executive leadership assessment and development, executive and high-potential coaching, partnering and team building, and emotional intelligence.

Dr. Bienn served as a senior consulting psychologist in a regional management psychology firm from 1986-2000. In 2004, he teamed with Dr. David Caruso, a co-author of the only ability test of emotional intelligence (the MSCEIT), to form EI Skills Group (Dr. Bienn currently serves as a strategic partner). He has served as a core member of the Synovus Leadership Institute’s leadership development coaching staff since the leadership program’s inception in 1998.

Dr. Bienn focuses on leadership assessment, development and coaching with executives and high potentials. He works with organizations committed to improving performance and their competitive advantage by emphasizing leadership as a core competency. Through his coaching, leaders more accurately view their own leadership skills as well as the leadership talent and capacity within their team and across the broader organization. Utilizing a range of processes and data (e.g., interview, personality testing, 360° feedback, simulations) he helps leaders more insightfully understand their development needs and then craft robust, performance-focused, business-relevant leadership development goals and action plans. Dr. Bienn also assesses the likely fit and success of external candidates being considered for significant positions within client companies.

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I am very indebted to Dave Brookmire and Corporate Performance Strategies. Faced with any talent quandary, Dave brings not only his wealth of experience and industrial psychology background, but also a practical tailored approach that is appealing to both HR and business leaders. Through our continued partnership with Dave and Corporate Performance Strategies, we have made significant progress in both our talent pipeline processes and outcomes here at The Cheesecake Factory Inc.

- Dina Barmasse-Gray, SVP Human Resources, HR Group "Celebrate the CAKE", The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated

We first engaged CPS about five years ago to assist with integration planning and execution. At that time we looked for a partner that fit our unique methods, philosophy, style and culture, and was capable of helping us achieve our business goals. Over the years we have valued CPS’ professional expertise and high quality work. Dave and his team are preferred providers who have been able to meet our aggressive time schedules for starting and executing complex and large transactions across different industries. They quickly frame our requirements, execute project plans, meet deadlines and effectively translated our deal objectives into action plans. We receive positive feedback on their effectiveness from the sellers leadership team and from our senior partners in the firm. Their work has contributed substantially to the successful transitions of companies into the Platinum Equity portfolio.

- Mike Scott, Acquisition leader, Platinum Equity (Global with $27.5B in aggregate revenue acquired)

Corporate Performance Strategies and RARE Hospitality have shared a long-term business relationship because they make a practical difference for our people and our shareholders. Corporate Performance Strategies has been integrally involved in every phase of our talent management process, which is the lifeblood of our ability to successfully grow our company.

- Tom Gathers, Executive Vice President of Human Resources for Atlanta-based RARE Hospitality International, Inc.