Clayton Shedd

 Clayton is an executive development coach and talent professional, with more than more than 20 years of leadership experience, beginning at Euromoney Institutional Investor (memberships for fixed income, equity trading and financial technology executives). From there he joined The Conference Board to assist in developing and managing CEO round-tables on corporate governance, M&A, and public-private partnerships. In the executive education divisions of Columbia Business School and UCLA, he has had complete oversight of corporate learning programs in leadership and strategy for organizations from over 15 countries and across multiple industries. Clayton has also served as a volunteer for initiatives at the United Nations Global Compact and Columbia University’s School of Public Health.


  • Columbia University Teachers College, Coaching Certification Program –2021
  • ICF Associate Certified Coach – 2022
  • Master Public Administration, Columbia University‘s School of International and Public Affairs,
  • Master of Library & Information Science, Florida State University
  • B.A. Art History, University of Georgia
  • Certified in the Hogan personality assessment suite, Korn Ferry Leadership Architect competency framework, and the Neethling Brain Instrument.

Industry Areas

Chemicals, wealth management, public relations, TV-media, telecommunications, publishing, non-profit. Titles include: vice president, managing director, division president, regional director. 

Areas Of Expertise

 Preparing for a new position of leadership, positioning oneself with confidence and poise; developing influencing skills through relationship-building and expanding one’s network; coping with / adjusting to challenging personalities; overcoming career setbacks / miscalculations; exhibiting a more visible empathic and even vulnerable approach to leading others. 


Assist clients to become very clear regarding their own values-system: putting those values into words, sometimes on paper, in order to stay grounded, and keep the inner-critic-wolves at bay. I strongly encourage regular, structured reflection. Results-oriented and work diligently to keep clients focused on their agendas and results. Use humor appropriately, as a way to dial back tension, and encourage clients to appreciate the lighter side of professional life.