Bruce L. Katcher, Ph.D., Executive Director

Bruce Katcher
Bruce L. Katcher, Ph.D. Executive Director

Bruce is the founder and Executive Director of The Center for Independent Consulting. He is an Industrial/Organizational psychologist with more than 25 years of management consulting experience. He is author of "An Insider's Guide to Building a Successful Consulting Practice" (AMACOM, 2010).

Bruce is past president of The Society of Professional consultants and has been mentoring independent consultants for the past 15 years. He has delivered more than 50 invited speeches on starting and growing independent consulting practices. He publishes, "The Consultants' Corner," a free monthly electronic newsletter for independent consultants.

He is founder and president of The Discovery Consulting Group, a firm that specializes in employee engagement and retention. He authored the award winning book, "30 Reasons Employees Hate Their Managers." It provides lessons learned from the more than 50,000 employees he has surveyed in more than 80 organizations. His more than 100 clients include Alcoa, Delta Dental Plan, Dunkin' Donuts, Johnson &Johnson, the Mayo Clinic, Revlon, Science Magazine, Sodexo, Timberland, Tufts University, W.R. Grace.

His views on employees and his survey research have been frequently quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, Industry Week, Science Magazine, and The Washington Post.

Bruce received his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland in 1983 and has been consulting ever since. He has worked for several small consulting firms and for four years for the international firm, "The Wyatt Company" (now know as Watson Wyatt). He headed up their "Organizational Research and Development" group.

He publishes, "Improving the Workplace," a free monthly electronic newsletter that highlights the results of his employee surveys and provides management with advice on how to solve problems encountered in the work place. The past 90+ issues are archived at

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