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Faculty Biography - Honors and Awards, Publications, Professional Experience
David McKinnon
David McKinnon, PhD

Areas of Instruction:

  • Evidence Based Coaching Program

Scholarly & Professional Interests:

  • Executive & Individual Coaching
  • Organization Effectiveness
  • Leading Organizational Change
  • Leadership Assessment
  • Leadership Effectiveness

Professional Memberships:

  • International Coach Federation

Honors and Awards:

  • Exxon Education Foundation Scholar


  • Understanding Organizational Innovation: A Naturalistic Approach. Doctoral dissertation; The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. 1987.
  • "Three Steps to Increasing Supervisory Success," Management Solutions, a publication of the American Management Association, Vol. 32, No. 1, 1987.
  • "Using the Employee Attitude Survey to REALLY Increase Organizational Effectiveness." Presentation made at the 24th annual National Conference of the National Society for Performance and Instruction, San Francisco, California, 1986.
  • "Avoiding the Pitfalls in Conducting a Culture Audit," Performance & Instruction, Journal of the National Society for Performance and Instruction, Vol. 24, No. 10, 1986.
  • "Reaping the Real Rewards of Employee Surveys," TRAINING, The Magazine of Human Resources Development, Vol. 22, No. 11, 1985.


  • "Appreciative Coaching: Using Appreciative Inquiry to Increase Executive Coaching Effectiveness," presentation made to ICF Phoenix Chapter, January, 2012.
  • "Training: the $10Billion Waste (or 'How to Use Executive Coaching to Significantly Increase the Effectiveness of Training')," presentation to SHRM Conference, Scottsdale, Arizona, September 2004.
  • "The Changing Role of Human Resources." Arizona State University West, "Executives in Residence Program," Phoenix, Arizona, fall 1999.
  • "Managing Organizational Change: The Human Side." Presentation made to American Productivity & Quality Center, San Antonio, Texas, 1998.
  • "Strategic Approaches to Cultural Change." Presentation made at Infocast's Utility Cultural Change Institute, San Diego, California, 1997.
  • "Leadership and Culture Change." Presentation made at the annual Human Resource conference of the Western Electric Power Institute, Park City, Utah, 1996.

Professional Experience:

  • Corporate Leader/ Executive – Intermountain Health Care; Hughes Aircraft Company; Pinnacle West Capital Corporation
  • OD/Leadership Development Consultant – experience with clients in various sectors: utilities, health care, pharmaceutical, insurance, government
  • Executive Coach – experience working with business leaders in numerous organizations


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