Trish Brandt is a Weatherhead Affiliate Instructor. She is the founder and president of Brandt Consulting LLC, an organization and talent development firm that works to inspire both individuals and organizations to realize their potential. BC provides consulting services—particularly those concerned with answering questions of strategic importance—as well as seminars and workshops aimed at helping organizations grow through particular attention to their human capital component. Often within the context of a larger organization, BC also provides one-on-one coaching to guide individuals in managing their professional and personal futures. Some recent clients include: A.T. Kearney, SAP America, Newry Corporation, The Bennett Group, University School, The Ratner School, Case Western Reserve University, Edison Search Partners and private individuals—senior level managers to recent college graduates.
In partnership with Case/Weatherhead School of Management Executive Education, Trish has also worked with large public companies to design and deliver executive-level leadership development programs, often incorporating the development of emotional intelligence competencies. She is also accredited by The Hay Group to administer and coach to the Emotional Intelligence Competency (ECI) instrument. At Case/Weatherhead School of Management, she has also taught “Leadership and Decision-Making in Nonprofit Organizations” for the Masters of Nonprofit program, various career development workshops for MBA students and coached MBA and Executive MBA students in developing structured problem-solving skills as part of the Action Learning program. Additionally, Trish has assisted individuals—students from a variety of universities, alumni of the Weatherhead School and other working professionals—in exploring career options and setting a path toward personal career success.
Prior to the founding of her firm, Trish was a director with executive search firm Christian & Timbers, and worked on senior-level management and CEO searches within the technology industry. Previously, she was a Manager with the top-tier global management consulting firm, A.T. Kearney. While at A.T. Kearney, she worked on strategy and marketing issues as well as organizational and operating problems with large publicly-held companies in the automotive, information technology, healthcare, consumer products and chemical/pharmaceutical industries. During that time she also worked with the firm’s Professional Development and Training group creating new development models and programs for the firm’s Vice Presidents and consultants. Trish designed and delivered A.T. Kearney’s first major customized corporate university program with the University of Michigan Business School which drew participants from all over the world. She was also actively involved in campus recruiting efforts for the firm both at the undergraduate and graduate levels at top-ranked business schools around the country and created the A.T. Kearney Case Competition at the Weatherhead School of Management.
Trish holds an MBA from Case/Weatherhead School of Management and a BS in Chemistry, with additional concentrations in Physics and Mathematics, from Miami University. During business school, Trish completed a market research consulting project in Europe for a U.K. gas turbine manufacturing company serving both aerospace and power generation markets. She is currently on the advisory board of The Institute of Management and Engineering at Case Western Reserve University and was a board member of the Weatherhead School of Management Alumni Association (1995–1999). Trish has been involved in various community events/organizations including the Avon Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk, South By Southwest Conference and Music Festival and Make-A-Wish Foundation.