Bud Bilanich, The Common Sense Guy, is an executive coach, management consultant, motivational speaker, author and blogger. He is the Official Executive Coaching Guide at SelfGrowth.com, and the Careers Group Coordinator at FastCompany.com. He helps his coaching and consulting clients succeed by applying their common sense.
Bud has 35 years of organization development experience. He has worked in a variety of industries: pharmaceuticals, chemicals, mining, consumer products, financial services, automotive, telecommunications, nuclear power, forest products and with several non profits.
Dr. Bilanich has a strong business focus. He brings a unique combination of strategic thinking skills and an implementation orientation to his work. He is able to determine what to do, and then get it done.
Bud works well at all levels of an organization. He is equally comfortable with C level executives as he is with mid and entry level managers, sales people and manaufacturing operators. He is able to quickly identify problems and opportunities and suggest alternative courses of action. He deals well with ambiguity and is able to effectively manage multiple priorities. Bud has highly developed interpersonal, influence, coaching and communication skills.
Dr. Bilanich is Harvard educated but has a no nonsense approach to his work to goes back to his roots in the steel country of Western Pennsylvania. His approach to career and life success is a result of over 35 years of business experience, and over 10 years of research and study of successful people and the application of common sense.
He is the author of seven books, including Straight Talk for Success: Common Sense Ideas That Won't Let You Down, where he presents his five point blueprint for career and life success:
- Develop your self confidence.
- Create positive personal impact.
- Become an outstanding performer.
- Become a dynamic communicator.
- Become interpersonally competent.
His other books are:
- 4 Secrets of High Performing Organizations
- Using Values to Turn Vision Into Reality
- Leading With Values
- Fixing Performance Problems
- Solving Performance Problem
- Supervisory Leadership
He is featured on the cover, along with Stephen Covey and Brian Tracy, of a compilation book entitled Speaking of Success. He contributed chapters to The Handbook of Business Management and One Great Idea.
He writes a monthly column on leadership, team building and career issues for PM 360: The Full Spectrum of Product Management, a magazine focusing on product management issues in the pharmaceutical industry.
His clients include Pfizer, Glaxo SmithKline, Johnson and Johnson, Abbot Laboratories, PepsiCo, AT&T, Chase Manhattan Bank, Citigroup, General Motors, UBS, AXA Advisors, Cabot Corporation, The Aetna, PECO Energy, Olin Corporation, Minerals Technologies, The Boys and Girls Clubs of America and a number of small and family owned businesses.
Bud is a cancer survivor and lives in Denver Colorado with his wife Cathy. He is a retired rugby player and an avid cyclist. He likes movies, live theatre and crime fiction.