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Stanley Ward, Ph.D.

Founder and Principal at Influence Coaching

Tyler, United States

Dr. Stanley J. Ward has decades of experience as a writer, educator, and leadership coach.

His writing work includes scores of blog articles as well as two leadership books - Ethical Leadership: A Primer and How to Beat Burnout for Yourself, Your Family, and Your Team.

As an educator, Dr. Ward holds a PhD in leadership studies; has served as an instructor, curriculum writer, and administrator in American secondary and higher education settings; and also written curriculum for and taught in a variety of experience-based settings. He is also a frequent presenter for the International Leadership Association's global conferences and guest on various podcasts.

As a coach, his clients have included high-potentials, vice presidents, C-level leaders and business owners in both for-profit and nonprofit settings including aerospace and defense, community development, design, manufacturing, and sales organizations. His work applies executive coach Marshall Goldsmith's observation, "What got you here won't get you there," with a focus on overcoming limiting behaviors that prevent optimum success. He is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with the International Coaching Federation.

Available For: Advising, Authoring, Consulting, Speaking
Travels From: Tyler, Texas
Speaking Topics: Beating Burnout, How to Move from Conflict to Collaboration

Stanley Ward, Ph.D. Points
Academic 0
Author 123
Influencer 3
Speaker 0
Entrepreneur 20
Total 146

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Company Type: Service Provider
Minimum Project Size: Undisclosed
Average Hourly Rate: Undisclosed
Number of Employees: Undisclosed
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Areas of Expertise

Health and Wellness 36.48
Leadership 32.17
Management 32.94
Mental Health 39.27
Sustainability 39.79

Industry Experience

Aerospace & Defense
Financial Services & Banking
Higher Education & Research
Professional Services


3 Article/Blogs
Get your ACT together.
Influence Coaching
December 17, 2020
Your strength is your ability to analyze information and make data-driven decisions. This can become a weakness under stress because you become tempted to fall into “analysis paralysis.” Analysis paralysis is a liability for leadership success because successful leaders show a bias toward taking action. To help you change your analysis paralysis into a bias for action, use the ACT model.

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Mental Health

Two sentences that can change conflict into collaboration
Influence Coaching
December 09, 2020
I’m naturally conflict adverse - my personality type enjoys things like “harmony.” Once I realized that dealing with conflict was actually the first step toward creating true collaboration, it was a game changer. Conflict became less intimidating. Be sure to read all the way through this article, for a free bonus item at the bottom.

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Tags: Management, Leadership

Pay attention to your attention.
Influence Coaching
December 02, 2020
Here are three reasons that you need to “pay attention to your attention.” These three lessons are based on both research, personal experience, and the experiences of my clients.

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Tags: Leadership, Mental Health

2 Books
Ethical Leadership: A Primer
Edward Elgar
September 28, 2020

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Tags: Sustainability, Management, Leadership

How to Beat Burnout for Yourself, Your Family, and Your Team
Influence Coaching
January 20, 2020
In How to Beat Burnout for Yourself, Your Family, and Your Team, life and leadership coach Dr. Stanley J. Ward shares "small experiments" that provide big results to help you prevent burnout. If you are wired to over deliver, this book is your guide to create a deeply fulfilling and less stressful work life and home life. Don't let burnout rob the world of your important contribution!

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Tags: Leadership, Health and Wellness, Mental Health

1 Founder
Influence Coaching
Influence Coaching
March 01, 2011
Influence Coaching helps leaders who are feeling overwhelmed improve their energy, relationships, and effectiveness so they can succeed at work AND home.

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Tags: Leadership, Health and Wellness, Mental Health

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