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Brian Juncker, Ph.D.

Managing Partner

Brian partners with senior executives and their teams on developing the organizational acumen needed to lead through strategic shifts, elevate performance, and realize their business objectives. In addition to executive and team assessment and coaching, he also specializes in executive succession planning as well as high potential leader development.

His work spans multiple industries; from energy, utilities, and transportation to healthcare, consumer goods, and private equity. He leads STS’s healthcare practice, having established a strategic partnership with the American Hospital Association (AHA) to assist physician and nursing leaders across the US with developing the skills that they need to lead their hospitals and systems in our increasingly dynamic healthcare environment.

The common thread cutting across Brian’s work is the level of partnership he provides his clients along with his practical and action-oriented approach. He emphasizes trust and candor so that the insights and feedback he shares can be truly heard and translated into meaningful action that improve a leader’s effectiveness and elevate their business’ performance.

A partial list of his clients include: Entergy Corporation, Omaha Public Power District, Southern Company, Union Pacific Railroad, Deloitte, Federal Home Loan Bank System, Medtronic, Water Street Healthcare Partners, TreeHouse Foods, American Hospital Association, Northwestern Medicine, and the University of Wisconsin Health.

Prior to joining STS, Brian was a member of the clinical faculty at the University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics in Madison, WI. While there he specialized in providing medical/surgical consultation and liaison services, developing innovative service-delivery programs, and managing a consult service to a large tertiary care medical center.

He is an active member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, HRMAC, and the Society of Consulting Psychology. He holds a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and a B.A. both from The University of Texas at Austin. He completed his internship at the Vanderbilt University and Nashville VA Medical Centers.

While Texas born and raised, Brian and his wife live in Chicago with their two tumultuous terriers (because Tracy doesn’t like slobber/big dogs). They are often escaping to southern WI with friends and family for fish fries and old fashioneds, woodworking, snow shoeing, and deck sitting.  

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