Douglass T. Lind

Clearwater Business Advisers, Founding Partner

Dr. Lind is a seasoned management consultant and a pioneer in the field of executive coaching.  He began his consulting career fifty years ago and added executive coaching to his armamentarium in 1973.  His clients extend from some of the largest industrial companies, financial services enterprises, retail companies, professional service firms and the like all the way to start-up companies and advisory work with private equity organizations.  Additionally he has worked extensively as a trusted adviser to large and small not-for-profits, colleges and universities, as well as churches and religious denominational entities.

Throughout his career he has also served on boards of companies and not-for-profit organizations and has offered advice and counsel to corporate boards.

Dr. Lind was a founding partner of The Sigma Group later to become Clearwater Business Advisers. He concentrates on issues that engage the leadership of the client organizations he serves and his fifty years of experience has been with individuals at the general management level – CEO’s, COO’s, CFO’s, Group Executives, Division Presidents and others on the senior team.  

A significant part of his coaching has been with executives and professionals who are making a huge leap forward in their careers. Also, he has worked with those highly valuable senior individuals who have an area in need of correction, yet are already important contributors.  He focuses on strengths that can be developed.  He is known for his ability to link strategy, corporate purpose and organizational mission with the growth of the individual being coached.  

Since 1968, Dr. Lind has worked as a general management consultant and combines his business knowledge with his understanding of human behavior.  His clients have included many of the largest industrial companies, financial services institutions, packaged goods companies and professional service firms.  Additionally, he has consulted and coached in the not-for-profit sector in higher education and the Church.

In his work as a general management consultant he has concentrated on strategic planning and competitive analysis, organization and operations studies, compensation reviews and industrial marketing.

Doug’s work as a consultant and a coach has led to extensive experience in conflict management, partnership counseling, team- building, executive assessment and succession planning. Additionally, Dr. Lind has a few start-ups and high growth young companies in his practice each year.

Dr. Lind was educated at Harvard where he received his Baccalaureate Degree with Honors. Additionally he holds degrees in theology, psychoanalysis and pastoral care and counseling.  After forty years as a Presbyterian Minister he is now an Episcopal Priest and a certified psychoanalyst.

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