Generic Profile Picture Scott Wimer, MA, PhD


  • Adjunct Faculty, Leadership PsyD


  • PhD, Psychology UCLA
  • MA, Psychology UCLA
  • BA, Psychology University of Rochester


  • Adaptive Leadership and Immunity to Change (LP740)

Research and Practice Interests

  • Executive coaching
  • Organizational culture
  • Professional development for consultants and coaches
  • T-groups, 360° feedback
  • Teams and team dynamics
  • Consulting skills

Publications and Presentations

Wimer, S. 2016. “And Now… After the Apprentice.” Pocono Record, February 1, 10.

Wimer, S. 2004. “Trump is No Paragon of Real-World Leadership.” Los Angeles Times, September 17, E-1.

Wimer, S. 2003. “A T-Group Journey.”  ODPractioner, 35 (3), 40 - 44.

Wimer, S. 2002. “The Dark Side of 360 Degree Feedback.”  Training and Development. September, 37 – 42.

Wimer, S. and Nowack, K. 1998. “How to Benefit from 360 Degree Feedback.”  Executive Excellence. October, 16.

Wimer, S. and Nowack, K. 1998. “Thirteen Common Mistakes Using 360 Degree Feedback.” Training and Development. May, 69 - 80.

Nowack, K. and Wimer, S. 1997 “Coaching for Human Performance.”  Training and Development. October, 28 - 32. [reprinted in Vander Linde, K. and Biech, E. (eds.) Building High Performance. Fairfax, VA:  PricewaterhouseCoopers Publishing, 1998]

Wimer, S. 1983. “Consultants’ Perspectives on Their Own Interventions.” Consultation, 2 (3), 4 - 9.

Wimer, S. and Derlega, V. 1983. “Attributions in T-Groups:  A Test of Kelley’s ANOVA Model.”  Small Group Behavior. 14, 1, 50 - 62.

Wimer, S. and Kelley H. 1982. “An Investigation of the Dimensions of Causal Attribution.”  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 43, 1142 - 1162.                 

Wimer, S. and Campbell, C. “Manage Your Career, Your Finances… and Your Life” ATD, Los Angeles, 2016

Wimer, S. “The Coach’s Dilemma” ATD, Los Angeles, 2015

Wimer, S. “Dealing with Difficult Clients” ATD, Los Angeles, 2014

Wimer, S. “Challenges in Executive Coaching” ATD, Los Angeles, 2013

Wimer, S. “Coaching and 360° Feedback” ATD, Los Angeles, 2012

Wimer, S. “The Coaching Clinic: Developing and Improving Your Coaching Skills” ATD, Los Angeles, 2012

Wimer, S. “Dealing with Difficult Clients,” ATD, Los Angeles, 2011

Wimer, S. “Managing Under Pressure: Using Coaching for Competitive Performance,” ATD, Los Angeles, 2010

Wimer, S. and J. Dupre. “Organizational ADD: How to Coach ADD Leaders and Consult to the Frenetic Organization,” ODNetwork, Seattle, 2009

Wimer, S. “Board Development,” The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Los Angeles, 2008

Wimer, S., D. Cirincione, and T. Tapp. “Four Generations at Work: The Role of OD in Navigating Generational Differences,” ODNetwork, San Francisco, 2006

Wimer, S. “Working with Difficult Teams,” ATD, Los Angeles, 2006

Current Professional Leadership and/or Concurrent Work Experience

  • Wimer Associates, Organization Development Consultant and Executive Coach, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Organization Development/EAP Consultant, Los Angeles, CA
  • Kaiser Permanente Medical Group, Organization Effectiveness Consultant, Southern California Region
  • General Dynamics/Pomona Division, Training and Organization Effectiveness Consultant, California
  • Independent Organization Development Consultant, California

Professional Affiliations

  • National OD Network
  • OD in LA
  • Association for Talent Development

Community Engagement

  • Co-Leader, ATD (formerly American Society for Training and Development), Los Angeles -- OD Special Interest Group
  • Presenter at various professional associations, and guest lecturer at various colleges and universities