Who We Are

Brian Wilkinson

Bio Photo Brian brings over 30 years of experience in assessments, coaching, and leadership and organizational development. During his career, he worked with leaders and high-potentials from C-Suite to front-line supervisors in Fortune 100 and mid-size companies across four industries (insurance, restaurant, manufacturing, and healthcare) and state government.

In every company, Brian was typically in a dual role of internal consultant to operations and functional leaders, and a department/program leader within human resources. As such, Brian has much experience in navigating the dynamics of consulting, working with cross-functional teams, and being accountable for providing products and services that meet internal customers’ needs and for achieving measurable impact on financial and/or HR metrics.

Examples of his work include:
  • Designed and executed executive, mid-level and first-line supervisor leadership assessment programs for a Fortune 100 manufacturing organization;
  • Designed and implemented assessments on the capabilities needed to execute the business strategy by all exempt employees of a Fortune 100 insurance organization;
  • Designed and executed succession planning processes, leadership assessment and high-potential development programs for a mid-size national restaurant chain;
  • Provided assessment and/or 360° feedback to hundreds of executives and director/mid-level leaders across multiple organizations;
  • Designed/redesigned and executed performance management systems in multiple organizations; and,
  • Led projects to reduce turnover in highly specialized/compensated positions in multiple organizations.

Brian holds an MS in Psychology with an emphasis in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Kansas State University; an MA in Public Administration; and a BS Magna Cum Laude from Georgia State University. He has certifications in assessment instruments including the 16PF, Hogan Leadership Forecast Series and MBTI. Brian also has certifications in the Drexler/Sibbet Team Performance Model and Prosci Change Management. Finally, Brian served in the GA Army National Guard / US Army Reserves for a total of 13 years, completing Army Officer Candidate School and achieving the rank of Captain.

Email: Brian@wattersonassociates.com