Dr. Deb O’Neil has over 20 years experience in management, leadership and organization development. She is actively engaged in both the academic and the business worlds as a professor, executive coach and organizational consultant. Deb is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Management, College of Business Administration, Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green Ohio, teaching classes in organizational behavior, organization development, and change management in the Executive Masters in Organization Development, MBA and undergraduate programs. Prior to her appointment at BGSU, she spent three years as a faculty member in the Organizational Behavior Department at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio teaching classes in leadership development in the MBA, Executive MBA, MS in Nonprofit Management, and Executive Education programs. She remains affiliated with Case Western Reserve University as an Adjunct Instructor with the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences and as an instructor and executive coach for the Weatherhead School’s Executive Education programs.
Deb’s most recent executive coaching and consulting practice has focused on leadership and emotional competency development, career development, change management, and organization development. She is certified in the Emotional Competence Inventory (ECI) and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). Deb provides consulting services to a variety of individuals and organizations in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. A sample list of organizations with which she has worked includes The Cleveland Clinic, Goldman Sachs, Ernst and Young, McKinsey & Company, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, KeyCorp, Roadway Express, Alcoa, Sherwin Williams, and the Cleveland Municipal School District.
Deb has published articles on career and leadership development, the relationship between emotional intelligence and leadership, and the use of coaching behaviors in management education. Her research is focused on career-in-life development, women leaders, and the positive impact of coaching and mentoring relationships. Her work has appeared in venues such as Consulting Psychology Journal, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Managerial Psychology, Career Development International, and Journal of Management Education.
Prior to returning to school to pursue her doctorate, Deb was a Senior Consultant with Citibank in New York where she supported the leadership teams of the Retail and Business & Professional Groups. She was responsible for employee coaching and development, building competency models, and curriculum design and delivery. She also managed credit training for the New York Bank.
Deb holds a Doctorate in Organizational Behavior from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, a Master of Science Degree in Organization Development/Human Resource Development from The American University in Washington DC, and Bachelor’s Degrees in Secondary Education, Journalism and English from the University of Rhode Island.