Dr. Fred Mael

Dr. Fred Mael has been an organizational consultant for over 20 years. He consults, conducts research, and manages projects in areas such as talent  retention, organizational culture, organizational surveys, best practices studies, and development of performance management systems.

He also provides executive coaching and life coaching to a wide range of managers, business owners and professionals. He helps them set and fulfill goals and priorities, manage their own and subordinates’ performance, and maintain work life balance.

Prior to leading his own organizational consulting firm, Dr. Mael was a consultant with AIR, a Washington, DC, research and consulting firm. Previously, he worked for the Army Research Institute and Unisys Corporation. He has a Ph.D. in Industrial Organizational Psychology from Wayne State University and a Masters in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University of Maryland. He is also a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) as certified by the International Coach Federation.

Dr. Mael is the author of over eighty book chapters, journal articles, and conference presentations on topics such as organizational culture, loyalty and retention, career progression, leadership, and work unit cohesion.  His work has been featured in popular publications such as the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal Online, Education Week, Athletic Monthly Magazine, the San Jose Mercury News, and the St. Petersburg Times. He also writes a regular column for Baltimore SmartCEO and Washington SmartCEO,  regional magazines for leaders of growing companies. He has also served on the editorial boards of Career Development Quarterly and Personnel Psychology.  He was elected a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology in 2004 for what was termed his “programmatic and influential work” in the field of organizatonal psychology.

Dr. Mael lives with his family in Baltimore, Maryland