Dr. Richard Levin
Dr. Richard Levin is widely recognized as one of the first executive coaches and is currently the Leader of the Executive Coaching Practice at CFAR, the Center for Applied Research. He is one of a half-dozen global leaders who have created and shaped the coaching profession since its inception in the 1980’s.
Richard is a leadership developer, trusted business advisor, television commentator, and newspaper columnist with a special knack for bringing successful people together.
As the founder and principal of Richard Levin & Associates (the first executive coaching firm, and the first network of independent executive coaches); as co-author of the popular and powerful book Shared Purpose: Working Together to Build Strong Families and High Performance Companies; and as a founder of Boston University’s Center on Work and Family, Richard has stretched the boundaries of creativity, inclusiveness, and collaboration to build extraordinary organizations.
Richard’s clients have included corporations, medical practices, family-owned businesses, law firms, accounting firms, and not-for-profit organizations.
Richard has been interviewed by most major newspapers, radio stations, and television news programs. For 20 years he has been co-writing a newspaper column, As We Live and Work, with Dr. Barrie Sanford Greiff (published in the Boston Business Journal and syndicated widely), and for many years was a regular commentator on the PBS Nightly Business Report . In addition, Richard has written several publications on flexible benefits, work/life stress, and family businesses. His 1992 article, The Family Circle: Psychological Issues and the Family Business, was selected by the Family Firm Institute as one of the ten best articles on family business, and was republished in the book The Best of Behavioral Science. His 2001 White Paper on Children’s Reactions to Stress was distributed globally by the United Nations after the tragic events of 9/11.
Richard received his bachelors and master’s degrees from Brandeis University and his doctorate from Boston University. He is certified in the Hogan Personality Inventory.