Brett Williams

Executive Bench® Consultant


Dr. Brett Williams is an Executive Bench® services consultant based in RHR International’s Atlanta office. Specializing in working with executives and teams to become highly effective and accountable, Brett employs a research-based and results-centered approach that focuses on self-awareness, desire to change, giving and receiving feedback, and action-oriented goal setting.

Brett recognizes the unique challenges that leaders encounter in the workplace. He partners with clients to foster positive change within themselves and to ultimately support growth and success within their organizations. He collaborates with corporate executives to identify and assess key talent in order to create a pipeline of leaders who exhibit readiness for growth and succession. Brett has worked with business executives and community leaders in a wide variety of industries including hospitality, healthcare, manufacturing, higher education, and nonprofit organizations.

Recent examples of Brett’s work include:

  • Working with a Fortune 500 company to train and develop 50 of its emerging leaders and prepare them for expanding roles in the organization and engaging in individual coaching conversations to aid them in their own development as well as the development of their reports and teams.
  • Working with a Fortune 500 company to identify and assess key talent for succession planning and determine readiness for growth.
  • Helping a higher-education consulting firm to create an assessment that would more effectively measure and address their core leadership principles and values.

Prior to joining RHR, he worked as independent consultant and executive coach in addition to serving as an adjunct faculty member at The Center for Creative Leadership. Brett currently serves as lecturer in the Counseling and Educational Development Department as well as the Bryan School of Business at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He is a member of the American Counseling Association.


The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, PhD, Counseling and Counselor Education

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, MS, College Counseling and Student Development

Wake Forest University, BA, psychology