Rick Mattson, MS, ACC

Senior Consultant, TLG

Rick Mattson coaches influential leaders of character and enables them to transform organizations. He has coached and mentored leaders from Fortune 100/500/1000 companies, military academies, higher education, non-profits and family businesses. He has earned the ICF ACC certification and is an instructor of coaching for the Master of Science in Organizational Leadership program at Columbus State University. He has spent 25 years leading high-performing teams and empowers clients to innovate, take measured risks, and achieve wildly important goals. He is currently completing his dissertation for his Ph.D. Rick’s corporate expertise is in Strategy Management, Organizational Effectiveness, and Portfolio/Program Management. Rick develops select clientele to provide executive coaching integrating character, culture, performance, strategy, leadership and emotional intelligence. He utilizes the latest coaching research combined with leading coach disciplines. He emphasizes a holistic approach aligning his client’s purpose and values in a faith-affirming, high-trust practice. He serves on the Board of Trustees for the Pastoral Institute and serves as a men’s small group leader for Church of the Highlands.

Career Highlights

  • For a Fortune 500 company, co-founded a Center of Advanced Technology in Belfast, Northern Ireland as a foreign start-up .
  • Led an Organizational Effectiveness Office consisting of Program Management & Continuous Improvement, Organizational Change Management, and Compliance & Quality.
  • Recipient of the CIO Top 100 Award for delivering large-scale business and technology solutions.
  • For a Fortune 200 company, led, executed, and governed transformational roadmaps for a legacy platform and core capability modernizations resulting in a multi-year portfolio of $736M transformational roadmap.
  • For a Fortune 100 company, directed the execution of a $30M multi-vendor, multilingual, multi-national system integration between Japan and the US.

Areas of Specialization

  • Evidence-based coaching.
  • Adult learning.
  • Leadership.
  • Organizational development/effectiveness.
  • Innovation.
  • Strategy Management.

Unique Attributes

  • Masters in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from University of Georgia.
  • Ph.D.(ABD) in Learning and Leadership from University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a dissertation on the importance of integrating evidence-based practices and the relationship to coach self-efficacy (in progress).
  • Author of multiple white papers on topics such as Business Model Disruption and Foreign Direct Investment.
  • Certified Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP).
  • Certified Technology Business Management Executive (TBME).
  • Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (LSSGB).
  • Board Member, Pastoral Institute.
  • Certified in Thomas-Kilmann (TKI) Conflict Mode Instrument
  • Certified in Thomas-Kilmann (TKI) Advanced Training in Conflict Management.
  • Certified in Hogan Assessments.
  • Hobbies

    Anything in or on the water; Leading men’s small groups.

  • Food


  • Band


  • Movie

    Good Will Hunting.

  • Super Power

    A desire to be like Captain America.

  • TV Show


  • Book

    Pray First.

  • Quote

    It’s never good enough until it’s the best you can do.

Consultant Insights

  • My ideal client is someone [an organization] that:

    Has a growth mindset.

  • The highlight of my career so far has been:

    Helping clients realize their dreams.

  • My superpower as a coach is:

    Constructively challenging my clients.

  • My philosophy on life is:

    You may not have done what you’ll be remembered for most.

  • I hope my legacy is one of:

    A man of faith.