Ed Rankin

Ed Rankin, PhD, PCC

Ed, an expert executive coach, has worked with scores of senior and mid-level executives and
successful entrepreneurs. Additionally, he designs, implements and manages corporate
coaching and leadership development programs. Ed is a widely-recognized expert in
organizational systems and effectiveness. He has designed and implemented scores of
organizational research programs including employee opinion and engagement surveys. 
skilled facilitator, Ed has conducted scores of focus groups and other research and learning

His work has been cited in numerous professional journals and business publications. He has published numerous articles in major business publications and newspapers about the subject of people in organizations. Ed has made numerous television and radio appearances and has been frequently-quoted in major newspapers and professional journals about human resource management issues. A successful entrepreneur, Ed’s accomplishments include taking companies to Inc. 500 status and Portfolio Company of the Year recognition.

Ed holds a BS degree in Psychology, an MS degree in Labor and Industrial Relations, and an MA and PhD in Human and Organizational Systems. He holds a Graduate Certificate in EvidenceBased Coaching. He is accredited as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) by the Human Resources Certification Institute and as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) by the International Coach Federation.

Ed has served on numerous appointed and elected community groups including the Boards of Directors of the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities, Disability Rights Texas, United Cerebral Palsy of Texas and Clean Dallas, Inc. He Chaired the Dallas Mayor’s Committee for the Employment of People with Disabilities for two terms and was elected as a Trustee of the Southlake Carroll Independent School District. Ed is a graduate of Partner’s in Policymaking, a leadership program sponsored by the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities. He is a graduate of Leadership Dallas and is a member of The Dallas Assembly.

He says, “Much of my work is helping people develop clearer goals and a plans for achieving them. First however, one should be as clear as possible about who one is. Helping my client’s identify their strengths, growth opportunities…an honest, candid assessment about who they are and what they want is an important part of the coaching work I do.

I place great value upon consciousness, awareness and reflection in myself and in my coaching clients. My clients and I co-create an effective coaching relationship where I can function as a thought partner, helping them to become aware of their ‘blind spots’ and how their willful blindness might be interfering with the achievement of their goals.

Helping my clients cross these developmental hurdles is one of the most rewarding experiences I have in life.”