Xavier Hernandez, Ph.D.

Dr. Xavier Hernandez is a Senior Consultant and Alliance Partner of Leadership Development Worldwide operating out of Southern California.

Xavier integrates over 20 years of experience into his focus on senior-level executive assessment, leadership and organization development, talent management, executive coaching, and team effectiveness. He facilitates the development of talent, teams and organizations by utilizing assessment, evaluation, measurement and data to initiate break-through thinking.  Clients appreciate his bottom-line analyses, discerning insights, and ability to translate key concepts into meaningful business outcomes.

Bringing breadth and depth of experience, Xavier has coached executive-level leaders and has led global talent and organization development across many industries in both private and public sectors including: Automotive, Biopharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Bio- & Life-science, Data & Analytics, Energy, Financial & Investment, Government, Healthcare, Hospitality, Legal, Medical Device, Specialty Retail, Technology/High-tech, and Telecommunication.

As a credentialed executive coach, Xavier uses a systems approach to reflect the power, players and politics inherent in navigating the leader’s reality. He integrates stakeholder feedback with real work experiences to guide leaders through self-awareness and strategic goal setting. His genuine interest in helping the leader reach his/her desired outcomes creates a learning environment that engenders trust and encourages the risk-taking often needed for long term change. With a balance of support and challenge, he meets development areas with creative solutions and highlights strengths essential for sustainable impact.

Xavier received his Doctorate in Dual Clinical and Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology and the Marshall Goldsmith School of Management at Alliant International University. His research and expertise are in the areas of the Positive Psychology, Character Strengths and Latino leadership. Xavier is currently exploring inclusiveness of high performing diverse talent.