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Richard Methany


"Richard has the unique ability to cause you to open your mind to new and unusual solutions. He does this, not by providing answers, but by asking questions which, when you ponder them, will cause you to think beyond your current paradigm. He provides an excellent sounding board for you to reach your own conclusion."

Cherie Smith Chief Financial Officer, IMI Merchandising

"Richard's coaching was instrumental in helping me think through my own direction as I contemplated a career changing move within our company. His combination of personality, experience and education really come together in a unique way that makes him an extraordinary partner."

Ed Ralston Executive Vice President – Business Integration, Baldor Electric Company


With a career blend of general management and human resource leadership positions Richard brings a unique mix of operational know-how and "people" savvy to his consulting and coaching practice. He has global experience in Fortune 50 public, top 20 private, and top ranked marketing companies holding senior roles. He was the Chief People Officer for one of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies To Work For. His experience in the consumer products, marketing communications and hospitality industries combined with eight years of international experience demonstrates his adaptability across industries and cultures.

Richard is passionate about assisting individuals and organizations in becoming more aware about how they lead so that they may achieve greater results. His practice areas are: executive coaching, leadership coaching, and team coaching. His clients include Halliburton, Baldor Electric, AARP, Infosys, Shell, British Petroleum, Ohio University, PEPCO Holdings, Raytheon, and Lockheed Martin.

Richard is a Professional Certified Coach, a graduate of Baylor University with a degree in psychology and a graduate of the Georgetown University Leadership Coaching Certificate Program

3 words that describe his style:

  • Solution-focused
  • Genuine
  • Courageous

Areas of expertise

  • Executive coaching
  • Leadership development
  • Talent management
  • Coach training
  • Vision/Mission creation
  • Team coaching
  • High potential leaders
  • Leadership assessment
  • Succession planning
  • Legacy work

Mission or Purpose statement

1. To assist leaders to gain greater self-knowledge (understanding of talents, values, interests, especially as these relate to the capacity to provide effective leadership) and leadership competence (the capacity to mobilize oneself and others to serve and to work collaboratively).

2. To help the leaders to facilitate positive change within their teams and organization; to undertake actions that will help the team/organization to function more effectively and humanly.

Clients/consulting experience

Baldor Electric
Henkels and McCoy
ACG Texas
British Petroleum
Ohio University
PEPCO Holdings
Lockheed Martin
Carlson Restaurants Worldwide
Management Leadership for Tomorrow

Previous experience

2007 – Current Principle, Richard Metheny and Associates, Consulting and Executive Coaching

2004 – 2007 Chief People Officer, The Marketing Store

2002 – 2004 Vice President, Human Resources, Ameriking

1995 – 2001 Vice President, International Human Resources, Carlson Restaurants Worldwide

1990 – 1995 Regional Human Resource, PepsiCo/KFC

Richard Methany