Robert W. Browning, Ph.D.

Dr. Billy Browning is the President of Browning Consulting, LLC, an organization development firm that specializes in serving Executives and Board of Directors.

Consulting Experience

Dr. Browning is a Board Certified Licensed Psychologist with a dual specialty in Clinical Psychology and Organizational Development.  He has extensive experience in executive assessment and developmental coaching that spans over 20 years.  Dr. Browning uniquely combines his clinical skills with his comprehensive business acumen to provide executive development for leaders across a broad spectrum of businesses.   His clients have included organizations such as The Ritz Carlton Hotel Company, LNK Partners, Turner Broadcasting Systems Inc., CNN, The Weather Channel, Virgin Entertainment, Central European Media, Georgia Power, Denny’s, Atlanta Regional Commission Board, Community Health Systems, Eastern Health Systems, Virginia Physicians Group, IDX Corporation, Georgia Pacific, Celanese Corporation, ADP, Phillips-Van Heusen, Calvin Klein, and Hoechst AG.

For years he has assisted senior leaders in re-thinking their business strategy and organizational structure in order to re-energize organizational performance.   Such plans have included whether to place emphasis on process efficiency and reliability, product leadership and innovation and/or human asset development.

Business/Organizational Leadership Experience

A significant part of Dr. Browning’s professional work includes Strategic Planning and Succession Management with Boards and Key Executives in both profit and non-profit arenas. Over the last 20 years he has redesigned numerous companies and merged businesses in order to help them successfully implement their strategies. He is highly regarded in the field of Organizational Design and has pioneered innovative methodology by creating a "High-Speed Design Process" enabling the rapid reorganization of companies.

Dr. Browning is an international speaker on such topics as The Changing Role of Leadership, Managing Large System Change, Team Based Organizational Design, and Coaching Strategies for Personal and Professional Development.  He coordinated the development of the assessment instrument “Who Moved My Cheese Profile” based on the national best-selling book “Who Moved My Cheese” by Spencer Johnson. Dr. Browning has authored numerous leadership training and organizational development materials. Additionally, he served as a member on the Board of Trustees of Berry College, in Rome Georgia.

Currently, Dr. Browning spends about one-third of his time advising Senior Executives and Board of Directors, one-third of his time developing high potential leaders through personalized coaching, and one-third of his time training leaders.


Dr. Browning received his B.A. from Asbury College where he placed number 1 on his college tennis team.  He obtained his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Georgia State University.  After completing his Clinical Internship at the Alabama Medical School, Department of Psychiatry, he did post doctoral studies in organizational design, organizational behavior, and organizational development.

Dr. Browning practiced as a Clinical Psychologist for 5 years in Atlanta and then co-founded Irwin and Browning Associates, which specialized in helping business leaders grow and develop their organizations. In September of 2000, Right Management acquired Irwin and Browning Associates.   In November of 2009, Dr. Browning founded Browning Consulting, LLC, which specializes in delivering organization development services for Board of Directors and Executives.