Brodie Riordan


Washington & Lee University, BA, Psychology
The University of Akron, MA, Industrial/Organizational Psychology
The University of Akron, PhD, Industrial/Organizational Psychology


Brodie has held global leadership roles at McKinsey & Company, where she co-led partner learning and led senior partner Learning & Development; CEB (Corporate Executive Board), where she worked with public and private sector clients on complex talent, performance management, and leadership development challenges; and Procter & Gamble, where she led all coaching work and P&G’s global performance management process. In addition, she teaches in the MBA program at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business and Georgetown University’s HR Master’s Program. She has published over two dozen articles, book chapters, and books, including Feedback Fundamentals and Evidence-Based Best Practices and Using Feedback in Organizational Consulting.

Recent clients

Rockwell Collins, United Technologies Corp., McKinsey & Company, BlueCross BlueShield, Banana Republic, JLL, Illy, US Army, National Archives and Records Administration, World Bank Group

Training and certification

Georgetown University, Certificate in Leadership Coaching; International Coach Federation (ICF), Associate Certified Coach (ACC); Harvard/UPenn, Certificate in Positive Psychology; Ekman Group, Emotions and Micro-Expressions Certificate; KU Leuven, Certificate in Existential Well-being Counseling; Mediation Training Institute, Certificate in Workplace Conflict Mediation.

At The Boda Group…

Brodie leverages her experience as a psychologist, business leader, and deep listener to understand and draw out her clients’ aspirations and challenges. She is passionate about helping clients uncover and unleash their full potential, and experiment with new ways of being at work and in life. Brodie and her clients experience the greatest success together when clients are willing to examine their own stories and assumptions and explore what can be possible when they are open and honest with themselves

What matters to me is…

integrity, authenticity, humanity, gratitude, and relationships.

One thing I’ve done that I’m proud of is…

starting a pro-bono coaching program for Back on My Feet DC, a non-profit that supports individuals experiencing homelessness as they reinvent their lives through running. A group of professional coaches (myself included!) donated coaching engagements to alumni members who had secured independent housing and full-time employment and were looking to expand their personal and career development. It was a transformative experience for both the members and the coaches.

I’m part of The Boda Group because…

I value and admire Boda’s rigorous, practical, evidence-based approach to coaching and leadership development.