Dr. Harvey Goldstein brings his expertise in human behavior to the strategic facilitation of difficult situations and difficult people. His executive coaching experiences crosses a wide spectrum of professionals including elite athletes, CEOs, nationally prominent politicians and corporate executive teams.
As a licensed clinical psychologist, he began his professional career studying the effects of stress on adult learning and adult development. This work led to the development of a competency-based negotiation training model. His consultation and training has been successfully applied in numerous high-risk situations such as hostage negotiations, labor management disputes and complex international financial transactions.
As a leader in the police psychology realm Dr. Goldstein founded the Law Enforcement Behavioral Science Association, and the Police Psychology Section of the American Psychological Association. Among his pioneering efforts were attention to the effects of shift work on police personnel and the establishment of a mandatory policy for traumatic incident debriefing, the first in the nation. Dr. Goldstein had served as an expert witness in high profile trials and before Congress on behavioral aspects of crisis management.
Dr. Goldstein has most recently focused on work with senior level executives, assisting them in leadership competencies for high performing teams. As Director of The HalenGroup Inc. (a behavioral science and organizational development consulting firm), he has consulting and training relationships with Fortune 500 companies such as UBS, American Express, Citicorp, Time Warner, Florida Power and Light and IBM.
These activities include strategic planning, executive team development and management programs emphasizing emotional and behavioral intelligence. Dr. Goldstein is an internationally recognized speaker for conventions and sales meetings. Past assignments have included motivational seminars for the world champion New York Yankees, The M2 Executive Magazine Forum and The Public Risk Management Association.
He maintains ongoing training and consulting relationships with the Drug Enforcement Administration, Secret Service, FBI, the State Department and the New York City Transit Authority.
Dr. Goldstein has appeared as an expert on numerous network and local television and radio programs discussing behavioral science in the workplace. These include “60 Minutes”, CBS Evening News, PBS and National Public Radio, ABC’s “Nightline” and most recently an HBO production for Court TV. He has held adjunct teaching and lecture assignments at New York University, Johns Hopkins, Columbia University, the University of Denver and the University of Maryland and presently at the University of Virginia.
American University 1976-1979
PhD in Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
George Washington University 1974-1975
M.A. in Crisis Resource Counseling
American University 1968-1972
B.S. in Government
College for Financial Planning
Accredited Wealth Management Advisor (AWMA)