In 1985, Bill Underwood cofounded Catalyst Consulting Team with Sean Gerrity, emerging from their startup work with Boston University’s Executive Challenge Program in Santa Cruz, CA. As CEO, Bill designs and leads leadership programs focused on organizational effectiveness, strategic leadership, managerial skills, and high performing teamwork. He coaches executive leaders and their teams on implementing their vision and strategy, making strategic choices, and aligning company culture with leadership behaviors. Clients learn to engage in productive dialogue that result in informed decisions to actions.
The core of Bill’s practice is consulting and coaching executive leaders and management teams. He applies best practices from cognitive, emotional, and behavioral sciences to help organizations confront the pressing challenges they face. Bill focuses on the knowing-doing gaps, supporting people to close the gaps between their aspirations and results. Clients learn to utilize their differences to advance intelligent progress. His coaching and personal facilitation create meaningful relationships that encourage fully showing up with others in an increasingly complex world.