Brian Frost, Ph.D.

Senior Consultant

Dr. Frost’s core passion and skill is as an educator and developer of people. After twelve dedicated years as a talent strategy consultant and consulting manager for the likes of IBM, Kenexa, and The Home Depot, he returned to academia to teach professional students the reality of their academic concepts in action within organizations. He currently serves on the faculty at the University of Georgia and as the Director of the Professional Master’s Program in Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

Dr. Frost possesses a unique depth of practical experience and technical knowledge and skills in both individual and organizational level diagnosis and development, enabling him to effectively address the diverse needs of any given situation. The true differentiator though is in his personable and authentic approach to engaging with clients and caring for their success and that of their people.

Career Highlights

  • Fortune 50 Technology Firm: Led a global consulting team of senior consultants in establishing a new product line of leadership assessment and development solutions
  • Fortune 50 Retail Firm: Trained and managed cross-functional client team in executing process to re-structure sales employees across 32 locations
  • Large Service Industry Firm: Coached regional managers in a train-the-coach model to leverage performance management best practices, resulting in full adoption of the process across the organization
  • Fortune 50 Retail Firm: Partnered with a cross-functional team of senior leaders in designing and deploying processes to identify and establish career paths for high potential leaders
  • Non-Profit Food Service Organization: Diagnosed barriers for people of color across food service companies and proposed systemic bias reduction solutions and guidance at an annual global conference

Areas of Specialization

  • Leadership assessment and development
  • 360⁰ feedback and action planning
  • Systemic bias reduction
  • Culture integration and alignment
  • Employee attitude surveys
  • Pre- and post-hire assessments
  • Competency modeling
  • Leading data-driven talent strategy solutions

Unique Attributes

  • He has conducted an in-depth assessment on over 1,000 mid to executive-level leaders representing nearly every industry
  • Past clients include the CDC, IBM, Peabody Energy, Alcoa, Tennessee Valley Authority, Outback Steakhouse, Kelly Services, First Data, Kimberly-Clark, and Reading Health Systems
  • Co-Director of the UGA Volunteer Program Assessment team, providing non-profit organizations with free employee engagement diagnosis and guidance
  • Teaches Motivation, Leadership, Predictive Analytics, Selection, and Survey Design
  • Research has been published in Organizational Research Methods, International Journal of Manpower, and the Journal of Applied Psychology
  • Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the University of Tennessee College of Business; B.S. with High Honors in Psychology from the University of Georgia
  • Outdoor sports enthusiast and lawn manicure specialist
  • Hobbies

    Mountain biking, hiking, kayaking, disc golf, boating, swimming, personal jungle gym for my 6-year old, and superfan for any of my daughter’s activities.

  • Food

    I love most any food, especially Asian and Mexican dishes, but if I had to pick my #1 favorite, I have to go with a really good cut of steak

  • Band

    Railroad Earth

  • Movie

    Inside Out

  • Super Power


  • TV Show

    Don’t watch a lot of TV shows, more of a live sports viewer, but my wife and I were really into House (before becoming parents).

  • Book

    Candide by Voltaire

  • Quote

    “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”