Dr. Xavier Hernandez

Senior Consultant

Xavier Hernandez, PhD, is a board-certified coach and corporate consultant who integrates over 20 years of experience into his work: senior-level executive assessment, leadership and organization development, talent management, and team effectiveness.

He facilitates the development of talent, teams and organizations by utilizing assessment, evaluation, measurement and data to initiate breakthrough thinking. In all areas of his work, clients appreciate his bottom-line analyses, discerning insights, and ability to translate key concepts into meaningful business outcomes. Dr. Hernandez received his PhD in Dual Clinical and Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology and the Marshall Goldsmith School of Management at Alliant International University.

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EXPERIENCE

Xavier Hernandez, PhD, is a Senior Consultant at FMG Leading, a team of advisors who help clients build world-class organizations by aligning business strategy and human capital performance. Dr. Hernandez brings breadth and depth of experience, having coached executive-level leaders and led talent and organization development across a wide variety of industries both private and public sectors.

As a consultative partner, Dr. Hernandez’s extensive academic and professional background in talent management and organization development enables senior leaders to meet strategic business objectives. This includes being called upon to work with leadership teams to drive results and accelerate team development using action learning and cohort/team group coaching. Additionally, organizations enlist Dr. Hernandez to design and implement large scale human capital initiatives, such as aligning strategic goals with selection, development, performance and talent management processes, change management, and culture.

As a credentialed executive coach, Dr. Hernandez uses a systems approach to reflect the power, players and politics inherent in navigating the leader’s reality. He integrates stakeholder feedback with real work experiences to guide leaders through self-awareness and goal setting toward exceptional results. His genuine interest in helping the leader reach his/her desired outcomes creates a learning environment that engenders trust and is safe to take risks needed for long term change. With a balance of support and challenge, he meets development areas with creative solutions and highlights strengths essential for sustainable impact.

Dr. Hernandez’s previous work includes global clients across a range of industries, including: automotive, bio-pharmaceutical, biotechnology, bio- & life-science, data & analytics, energy, finance, government, healthcare, hospitality, legal, retail, technology, and telecommunication.

ACADEMIC AFFILIATIONS

Dr. Hernandez received his PhD in Dual Clinical and Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology and the Marshall Goldsmith School of Management at Alliant International University. His research and expertise are in the areas of the Positive Psychology, Character Strengths and Latino leadership. He is currently exploring the differentiating foundations of high potential talent within teams.

PERSONAL

Dr. Hernandez lives with his wife and family in San Diego, CA.

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