Expert in helping leaders make the right decision when the stakes are high

Constance Dierickx, PhD, The Decision Doctor®, advises boards and senior executives in three scenarios:

In a crisis

In high stakes when leadership can reduce risk

In times of great success when leaders need to take action to prevent complacency

Constance advises organizations on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, CEO succession, strategic change and crisis.

‘My approach works so well that my M&A clients succeed 400% more often than the average’.

Constance has advised over 500 executives, on six continents in 28 industries.

In CEO succession, her clients retain over 95% of the internal executive talent who were contenders for the top job.

Why work with Constance?

Constance is an expert in the process of change in high-stakes and crisis. Her practice has grown through referral by clients who are members of a board of directors or trustees, CEOs and other senior executives. These leaders are already doing many things well, want to improve themselves and their company, and are courageous enough to seek help to do so.

In a crisis Constance is described as “the secret weapon.”

Her clients include AAA, AT&T, Belk, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Chubb, Cox Enterprises, DIRECTV, IBM, Johnson Controls, Joy Global, NextGear Capital, Olive Garden, Schnabel Engineering, Tennessee Valley Authority, and Westinghouse.

Constance Dierickx

Credible, Compelling, Creative

Before launching her successful consultancy practice, Constance worked as a broker at Merrill Lynch. There, she observed firsthand the power of emotion and perceptual distortion on major decisions. Her curiosity about the behavior of clients and colleagues led her to study psychology and business and earn a PhD in clinical psychology, focusing on crisis intervention with individuals and organizations.

Immediately upon joining a global consulting firm, she was involved in advising boards and senior executives in high-stakes matters such as CEO succession, mergers and acquisitions, crisis and boardroom conflict.

Constance launched her consultancy in 2010 after realizing that traditional consulting firms have allegiance to their own models and mindsets that did not allow for sufficient creativity in addressing client needs. Free from any particular approach and unwedded to methodology, she is now able to focus on client objectives and recommend the most efficacious path to meet them.

Constance has been interviewed for publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Directorship, She has written for a wide number of publications including Boards and Directors, Corporate Board Member, and Chief Executive Magazine.

Thought Leadership in Print

Constance is the author of High-Stakes Leadership-Leading through crisis with courage, judgment and fortitude, her first book published in September 2017.

Her follow-up, The Merger Mindset: How leaders get value from mergers, acquisitions and divestitures co-authored by Dr. Linda Henman, will be released in the fall of 2018 by Taylor & Francis.

Client results that speak for themselves

“Constance has helped Schnabel with critical decisions, advised the board and senior leaders and been a source of both insight and information. Her advice is solid, practical and of high value.”

Walt Rabe

Chief Executive Officer and President Schnabel Engineering

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