Professional summary

I am the founding principal of Working Resources, a San Francisco Bay Area Executive Coaching firm. I am a licensed psychologist in California.

Are you an executive leader who wants to be more effective at work and get better results?

Did you know that research has demonstrated, that the most effective leaders model high emotional intelligence, and that emotional intelligence can be learned? It takes self-awareness, empathy, and compassion to become a more emotionally intelligent leader.

Emotionally intelligent and mindful leaders inspire people to become fully engaged with the vision and mission of their company.

I am a consulting psychologist and executive coach. I believe coaching is a collaborative process of providing people

Engagement overview

If you’re like many of our clients, you might benefit from coaching in one of these areas:
• Leadership Development
• Emotional Intelligence
• Mindful Leadership
• Communication Skills
• Collaboration
• Conversational Intelligence (C-IQ)
• Resilience

Initially, a contracting meeting for the purpose of clarifying expectations takes place. Typically, the meeting may include a human resources manager, the executive coach and the executive coaching client. The objectives of the contracting meeting include:

• Identification of desired competencies
• Agreement regarding confidentiality boundaries
• Identification of measurable outcomes
• Confirmation of good chemistry
• Clarity of roles and responsibilities
• Agreement regarding milestones and timelines
• Conceptual agreement regarding fees

A mutual understanding of the coaching process, expected results, specific issues and time frame of the coaching is developed. The Executive Coaching process typically spans a minimum of six months.


Among the organizations he has provided consulting and executive coaching for include :

• Accenture
• Accounting Solutions
• Aramark
• Army Corp of Engineers
• American Express
• CAMICO Mutual Insurance
• Chevron
• Cobham SATCOM
• CopTech West
• Dolby
• Executive Renaissance Forums
• Faricy & Roen LLP
• Fenwick and West LLP
• Genomic Health
• Google
• Hanson
• Bridgett
• Marcus
• Vlahos and Rudy LLP
• Hellman & Friedman
• Hitachi America
• Internal Revenue Service
• James River Corporation
• Kaiser Aluminum
• Kimpton Hotel and Restaurant Group
• Marin General Hospital
• McCutcheon
• Doyle
• Brown and Anderson LLP
• Oracle
• Pacific Gas and Electric Company
• RINA Accountancy
• Royal Bank of Scotland
• Sea Tel
• Sierra Pacific Industries
• Skylonda Health Retreat
• State Compensation Insurance Fund
• Smith & Hawken
• STMicroelectronics
• Sybase
• Trouve Media
• Zomax

Case Studies

The CEO of a recognized brand in the Retail Industry was referred by the Human Resources Manager. The leader of the company was described as brilliant, but vary narcissistic. She was perceived as arrogant and condescending to several key direct reports including the CFO. She was frequently late to meetings and perceived as disorganized. The Board of Directors was seriously concerned about her... Read more


The Society for Advancement of Consulting (SAC) awarded Dr. Brusman rare "Board Approved” designations in the specialties of Executive Coaching and Leadership Development. Board Approvals are rare and are held by less than five percent of the membership of SAC, and that membership is less than five percent of all practicing consultants.

Alan Weiss, Ph.D., President Summit Consulting Group

“Maynard Brusman is one of the foremost coaches in the United States. He utilizes a wide variety of assessments in his work with senior executives and upper level managers, and is adept at helping his clients both develop higher levels of emotional intelligence and achieve breakthrough business results. As a senior leader in the executive coaching field, Dr. Brusman brings an exceptional level of wisdom, energy, and creativity to his work.”

Jeffrey E. Aauerbach, Ph.D., President College of Executive Coaching