WILLIAM SWEDISH, MA/ABS has held various management and consulting positions in a career that spans over 30 years. He completed his Masters Degree in Applied Behavioral Science at the Leadership Institute of Seattle/Bastyr University in 2006 and is now focusing his work on organizational development, coaching and training. He has held senior management positions in the field of Information Technology for over 10 years, including as Chief Information Officer for the Port of Seattle and also at Union Bay Sportswear and Sea-Land Service, Inc. In addition to being a coach, trainer and facilitator, he has worked as an organizational development consultant with such diverse clients as Zumiez, Sound Transit, Integrated Health Partners, Washington Business Week, and FKP Architects. Over the past 11 years, he has delivered a variety of training courses at Microsoft, Zulily, HGST, New York Life Insurance Company and other clients at locations throughout North America.
Swedish has presented at international conferences for industries such as aviation, container shipping, technology, and apparel on various topics. He has also presented on numerous occasions for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants at their annual CFO Conference on topics ranging from Coaching to Influencing and Negotiating Skills, Soft Skill Development, and Appreciative Inquiry. In addition to his graduate degree, he also holds a Certificate in Executive Leadership from Seattle University. He obtained a bachelors degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, with majors in finance and marketing.
Born and raised in Milwaukee Wisconsin, he and his wife Carla currently reside just outside of Seattle, Washington.