Eric Lutzo

Eric Lutzo, Weatherhead Coach

Eric’s areas of specialty are LGBT leadership and crisis coaching.

Dr. Eric Lutzo is the founder and principle of Forward Thought, a coaching practice specializing in the whole self. Eric believes a well-balanced life leads to strong personal and professional relationships.

The assessments and models used by Eric will transform the lives of those he works with, regardless of their leadership level, to take what could be and make it a reality.

Eric's works with people who want to change and bring balance to their lives. He coaches all level of leaders, from the boardroom to the classroom, from the start-up to the C-suite, from volunteers to non-profit managers. His clients include:

  • Cleveland Clinic
  • University Hospitals
  • NASA Glenn
  • Dealer Tire
  • Executive Edge

Eric holds a Doctorate in Management (D.M.) and MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Kent State University. He holds additional certifications from:

  • The Gestalt Institute of Cleveland – Coaching and Intervention
  • Consulting Psychologists Press (CPP) – Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
  • The Hay Group – Emotional Competency Inventory (ECI)
  • Weatherhead School of Management – Leadership Assessment and Development (LEAD).
  • Kunga Yoga Teacher Training
  • Ayurveda Foundations from Ayuryoga Eco-Ashram

Eric is board emeritus and the founding president of Plexus, the Northeast Ohio Chamber of Commerce for the LGBT community and allies, and co-founder of the Plexus Educational Foundation.

He is a graduate of Leadership Cleveland and has formed community-based organizations like Tremont Gardners. Eric has built a thriving yoga and meditation practice, teaching both on and off the mat to groups and private clients.

As a researcher, Dr. Lutzo’s interests include:

  • Authenticity
  • Disclosure Dilemma
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Mindfulness
  • Workplace Meditation

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