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Gene Knott


Dr. Gene Knott has been a professional coach for over 25 years, working primarily with senior and C-level executives. Dr. Knott has worked extensively in six sectors: health care, human services, finance, high tech, higher education, & with professional associations.  In addition, he has over 40 years experience in systems consulting, facilitation, and training design and delivery, with many public and private sector organizations across the globe having been clients. Primary areas of related professional interest include organization change, leadership development and succession planning, team building, and cultural competency. Gene is also the author or co-author of five books and dozens of articles, and has made several hundred invited presentations about his areas of expertise on 4 continents and in 15 countries. He is an Emeritus Professor in the Dept. of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Rhode Island, where he taught in the College Student Personnel Masters program. He was a university administrator for 27 years at 3 different schools, including serving at URI as Counseling Center head, Coordinator of Campus Enrollment Management and Retention, and Director of Professional Development, Leadership and Organization Training.  Dr. Knott also has taught in the University’s MBA program, where his courses included Leadership, and Organization Development, and he has also been an adjunct faculty member in Psychology, Nursing, and Adult Education, and a Fellow in Gerontology. Further, he has led & managed employee groups numbering from four to several hundred, in both for profit & nonprofit environments. Gene is a Diplomate (ABPP) in Counseling Psychology, an honor accorded only 4% of North American psychologists, and he was a private practice clinician for over 30 years, specializing in behavioral medicine. A cofounder and former president of the Association for Death Education and Counseling, he is a frequent presenter on topics of trauma, dying and grief.

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