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

Steve is a Principal at ghSMART. He consults on selecting, developing, and utilizing leadership capital within the context of positional demands, strategic goals, and organizational culture. He also explores the links between organizational culture and financial performance (particularly during M&A), and predicting potential.

He integrates his psychological background with a pragmatic, goal-oriented perspective, providing leaders with actionable insights and strategies. He has served a broad spectrum of clients across his career, and currently works with global corporate, private equity, and financial services firms. He provides executive coaching to select clients, focusing primarily on the transition to C-suite or senior leadership roles.

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 and headed the Executive Assessment practice for the Southeast region of Right Management Consultants.

Steve completed his undergraduate and doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from Michigan State University, and a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan. He is a past-President of the Society of Consulting Psychology, and a member of the American Psychological Association. Steve and his wife live just outside Charleston, SC.

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