Stephen Kincaid, Ph.D.
  • Principal /
  • Charleston /

Steve Kincaid, Ph.D., is a principal with ghSMART. He consults on building C-suite leadership talent within the context of positional demands, strategic goals, and cultural dynamics. Trained as a clinical psychologist, he has worked with global corporate, private equity, and financial services firms for over 30 years. In doing so, he integrates his psychological background with a pragmatic, goal-oriented perspective, providing leaders with actionable insights and strategies. He also provides executive coaching to select clients, focusing primarily on the transition to C-suite or senior leadership roles. His research has been core to the development of ghSMART’s “Potential Quotient” model, and he brings particular depth on the links between organizational culture and financial performance.

Prior to joining ghSMART in 2006, Steve consulted with the senior leaders of Global 1000 companies as part of the Leadership Consulting practice of Heidrick & Struggles International. Before that, he headed the Executive Assessment practice for the Southeast region of Right Management Consultants. He helped launch Leadership Capital Group after beginning his career with Sperduto & Associates in Atlanta.

Steve completed his undergraduate and doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology at Michigan State University, then did a post-doctoral fellowship with the University of Michigan. He is a past-President of the Society of Consulting Psychology, a division of the American Psychological Association. He is currently a member of the Advisory Board for the Dept. of Management at the College of Charleston.

Steve and his wife live in Charleston, SC.

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