Dr. Bruce Heller has over 15 years of experience coaching managers and executives on improving their effectiveness, leadership skills, and business savvy. He has a strong academic background and extensive business experience with every day issues facing business leaders. Dr. Heller has provided coaching to executives and teams to such companies as Amgen, Lockheed-Martin, Boeing, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Northrop Grumman, Mattel, The Los Angeles Times, and Disney Consumer Products. Dr. Heller’s passion is thorough assessment of an individuals leadership capabilities and providing practical action steps to achieve desired behavioral change.
Dr. Heller has previously served as vice-president of two nationally known human resource consulting firms, as director of a behavioral health care company, and training director of a non-profit organization. Dr. Heller provided training and consultation to managers at ARCO on retirement planning. He is a strategic partner of Lee Hecht Harrison’s Global Leadership Consulting Practice. He has taught graduate classes on the psychology of individual development at Loyola Marymount University, Antioch University, and Pepperdine University. In addition, Dr. Heller has lectured on developing leaders to the UCLA Business and Management Extension Program, to the UCLA Professional Development Program, and to numerous groups of entrepreneurs. He has authored and published articles on leadership and executive coaching in such publications as the web version of Training Magazine.
Dr. Heller is a licensed psychologist and member of the American Psychological Association Consulting Psychology Division. He is also a member of the American Society of Training and Development. Dr. Heller holds a Ph.D. and Masters Degree in Education from the University of Southern California where he has researched the attitudes, characteristics, and thinking patterns of high achievers. He also earned a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from San Diego State University and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.