About Gary

Dr. Gary Rodriguez is the President and Lead Executive Coach with LeaderMetrix.

garyGary is a seasoned executive coach with over 35 years of helping high potential and high profile leaders achieve their personal and professional objectives.  He has extensive experience as a senior leader, executive coach, consultant, and public speaker.  His well-honed skills equip him to bring tangible benefits to wide variety of organizations. Gary’s expertise include senior-level executive coaching, conflict resolution, change management, organizational development.

Dr. Rodriguez also assists companies with team building, improving relational dynamics, enhancing values and culture, change and crisis management, transitional coaching and organizational development.

Gary has worked with a broad spectrum of public, private, and non-profit organizations.

Background and Business Experience

Gary’s extensive resume includes a season in the U.S. Army where he was highly decorated as the youngest Drill Instructor in the Army’s history at age 18.  He was also awarded the Silver Star (the nation’s third highest award for valor) while serving in Viet Nam.

He spent 18 years in the Radio Business as a successful executive including several years as VP with Infinity Broadcasting and Mariner Communications. Gary managed stations in San Jose, California (KSJO and KOME), Kansas City, Missouri (KBEQ), and Jacksonville, Florida (WIVY) and had oversight of stations in Boston and Cincinnati while serving as VP of Mariner Communications. Gary was also twice nominated as radio manager of the year by a national media publication.

He functioned successfully as both a CEO and a President and understands the issues and challenges facing today’s leaders.  He is uniquely qualified to work within organizations with leaders of all levels.

He has authored two books designed to help speakers improve their communication skills,”Purpose-Centered Public Speaking” and “Overcoming the Fear of Public Speaking.”  These books were written to help speakers develop and deliver purposeful talks, speeches, and presentations with less fear and more confidence.

He founded LeaderMetrix in 2006 and has developed a client list that includes public, private, and non-profit organizations. Gary is also a certified executive coach trained at Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara, California.

Coaching and Consulting Results

Gary’s executive coaching and consulting have impacted his clients in the following ways:

A Junior executive was able to restore a fractured relationship with a senior manager in three months.  Six months later received a promotion to a senior level position.

A Senior level leader did a self-assessment and recognized his need for a developmental plan related to anger issues.  Working from a plan that he designed,results were achieved so that within six months he is recognized by his executive team for significant improvements in anger management.

Another Senior executive “saves” her position. Within six months she is able to restore and rebuild the confidence of her team after losing it due to being overly aggressive and confrontational.

A CEO did an organizational assessment and instituted new vision, values, strategic plan, and metrics. One year later the company radically improves its industry rank, sales, and profitability.

An Introverted engineer worked on his plan for nine months and significantly improved their ability to communicate, develop, and lead his team. He received a promotion to the executive team within a year and a half.

A Mid-level executive moved into a high-level CFO job one year after completing his coaching engagement.

A VP of Human Resources initiated a company wide leadership training and increased executive retention by 25% within a two year period.

A CEO instituted a major organizational transition over the course of one year without losing a single key executive due to a strategic approach and change management.

A President added new managers to his team using a transition plan.  Managers were assimilated into the organization in five months with minimal disruption and maximum results.

Education and Training

Gary has a Master’s degree from Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. He received a Doctorate in specialized communication from Gordon Conwell in South Hamilton, Massachusetts. In addition, he holds a coaching certification from Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara, California.  Gary also received leadership training at the Center for Creative Leadership in San Diego, California.