Areas of expertise

Executive Selection, Executive Coaching, Executive Team Building

Professional summary

For much of his career as a psychologist, Dr. Sam Alibrando has worked with senior executives coping with critical business and change-management challenges, interpersonal challenges, and transitions. He facilitates off-sites and targeted workshops on leadership development and enhancing people-processes within organizations and teams. Sam also has solid experience in executive selection, on-boarding, and coaching along with team-building and organizational development.

Sam has worked with business of all sizes, including non-profits—focused on diminishing conflict, enhancing communication, and accelerating sound decision-making. His interest in leadership and organizational development led him first to leadership positions he assumed himself. In the late 1980s and early 1990s he was Director of the Fuller Psychological and Family Services, a large university affiliated training and services organization. He also served as President of the San Gabriel Valley Psychological Association and liaison in government affairs to the California Psychological Association.

A frequent and respected lecturer and seminar leader, Sam’s seminal work on change processes is capped by his book, “Follow the Yellow Brick Road: How to Change for the Better When Life Gives You Its Worst.” Sam has written articles on such topics as executive coaching, organizational development, and managing difficult people.

Sam received his bachelor's degree from Rutgers University and his doctorate from the Rosemead School of Psychology. He is currently an adjunct professor at Fuller’s Graduate School of Psychology.

Engagement overview

Executive selection
▪Fee as 3-5% of annual income
▪Based on number of candidates & scope of on-boarding

Executive coaching
▪3-6 months
▪Assessments & surveys

Executive team building
▪Half-day to full-day, with prep & followup

Keynotes & workshops


Limited List (Consulting & Training)

• American Red Cross
• Amgen
• Business Technology Center
• City of Hope
• Cooperative of American Physicians
• Dalina Law Group
• Diversified Maintenance
• Farmers Insurance
• Fox Network Group
• Huntington Medical
• Occidental College
• Plan Net
• Silver Lining Construction
• Tower Construction
• Veolia Transportation
• Union Station
• Western Claim Conference