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  Nick Horney, PhD

Education

Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, University of South Florida.

Specialty

Nick is a Principal and founder of Agility Consulting and Training (ACT). ACT provides tools, consulting and training that enable individuals, teams and organizations to more effectively respond and manage within the context of a continuously turbulent environment.

Background

Nick recently served as Vice President of Client and Constituency Relations for the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) in Greensboro, NC. In this capacity, Nick had the global responsibility for CCL's alliances and partnerships, business development, marketing, and the client contact center. Nick worked directly with clients, partners and client relationship management (CRM) teams. During his tenure, CCL was recognized by Business Week in 1999 and 2001 for delivering best-in-class leadership development products and services in the executive education marketplace.

Previously, Nick was Vice President of Consulting Services at ODR, Inc., in Atlanta, Georgia. In this role, he was a member of the firm's executive team with enterprise-wide responsibility for developing strategy, products, and teams to deliver ODR's change management services. In addition to ODR, his consulting experience and breadth of industry sector clients was developed during 10 years with Coopers and Lybrand Consulting and Nicholas F. Horney & Associates. He held senior leadership roles in Human Resources Development and Quality in the consumer products industry (Divisions of Nestle and Pepsi) and utility industry (the Salt River Project).

Nick coauthored a book in 2000 entitled Project Change Management, published by McGraw-Hill. He has also authored articles addressing the cost of quality and competency alignment requirements for reengineering that appeared in The National Productivity Review, and an article on job redesign in the Training and Development Journal. His academic experience includes adjunct faculty work at Cornell University and Rochester Institute of Technology.

Of Special Note

Nick's passion for agility was developed during his 23-years in the Navy leading diving and explosive ordnance disposal teams. Nick retired from the U.S. Navy reserves at the rank of Captain.

The Secretary of Commerce appointed Nick to the Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, where he served for two years. He also helped establish and served as a judge for the USA Today Quality Cup Award for ten years.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            


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