Drumm McNaughton

Drumm McNaughton

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Creating Sustainable Institutions

In person: National or international

Skype: drummmcn

1-866-511-1898 x9843


Business hours (PT). By appointment.

Areas of expertise

Strategic Management (planning implementation and sustaining high performance), Organization change / redesign / turnarounds /culture change, Leadership development and coaching.

Professional summary

Dr. Drumm McNaughton is a recognized thought leader in change management and leadership, and one of a select group with senior leadership experience in academe, nonprofits, and business. His 21st century approach to strategy and change defies the 80% failure rate by tapping into what is really going on in organizations, enabling leaders to keep the “lightswitch of trust” on to build cultures that perform.

Dr. McNaughton approaches change holistically, leveraging his education and front line experiences as COO of two high tech startups and eCommerce Manager at Dell Computer, Chair & CEO of the US standards body for management consultants, and piloting Navy aircraft when survival required understanding the big picture when seeing only disparate pieces. He has lived overseas 19 years and traveled to / worked in 50+ countries, and understands organizations and people, blending a futuristic view of the journey with the practical wisdom needed for building the trust that cements commitment to a shared vision and ensures success.

Over the course of his career he has added over $500 million to organizations’ bottom line.

He has worked with King Saud, Chapman, Central Michigan, Capella, and Trident University; European Bank for Reconstruction and Development; Los Angeles Unified School District; American Board of Orthodontics; US Air Force Reserve; US Navy; and Fortune 500 companies including Dell Computer and DuPont. He is also a certified LPI® coach and facilitator for The Leadership Challenge®.

He has been recognized for excellence throughout his career, including having been named Chair Emeritus, Fellow, and Life Member of the Institute of Management Consultants USA, and a Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors.

Dr. McNaughton earned his PhD and MA in Human & Organizational Systems from the Fielding Graduate Institute, and a BS in Physics from the US Naval Academy. He has taught for Central Michigan and Chapman University, as well as multiple online universities.

He and his wife live in Fallbrook, California, and enjoy golf, traveling (especially to Hawaii), reading, working out, and caring for their 65 avocado trees.

Engagement overview

I work with clients to determine project objectives and outcomes, and once agreed upon, we mutually agree on fees that are fair to both parties.  I generally do not charge a daily rate as I believe this is unethical & not in anyone's best interest.


Institutions of Higher Learning
• King Saud University
• Capella University
• Chapman University

Large Urban School Districts
• Los Angeles Unified School District

• U.S. Air Force Reserve
• U.S. Navy
• Government of Guam

Nonprofits / NGOs
• European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
• American Board of Orthodontics
• IMC USA’s Academy for Professional Development

Large and mid-cap companies in the following sectors / industries:
• High-tech
• Telecomm
• Biotech
• Chemical
• Defense
• Financial Services