John Austin, PhD

Dr. John Austin is an internationally recognized coach to business leaders on safety and human performance. He is founder of Reaching Results, a consultancy for safety, leadership, & management. Dr. Austin was also a Professor of Psychology at Western Michigan University. He has consulted with organizations for 25 years to improve productivity and safety in a wide range of industries.

John and his teams have coached leaders in hundreds of companies to deliver over 10,000 safety, operations, and quality improvement projects at work that have generated millions of dollars in improvements to businesses.

John offers online courses and coaching on improving safety and human performance at work. You can get information about these at

John 's Past Events

Behavior Analysis in Industry: Organizational Behavior Management

This presentation is part of the ABA Subspecialty Series: Diversity in Practice. Organizational Behavior Management expert, John Austin, PhD, covers topics such as origins of the subspecialty area, seminal publications in the area, specific types of problems behavior analysts address within the area, and how the treatment approach varies from alternative methods. 


Identifying and Mastering Pivotal Leadership Skills

Everyone wants to be a leader, but no one is born a leader. A leader is someone who has followers (Daniels, 2005) because they behave in a way that inspires others to follow. Those behaviors can be analyzed into pivotal skills (i.e., skills that impact multiple repertoires) and singular skills (i.e., the skill is useful but does not necessarily produce change in other behavior). The members of this panel will discuss the pivotal skills for great leadership and the repertoires that are directly or indirectly impacted by those pivotal skills. They will also discuss strategies for mastering pivotal leadership skills throughout the span of a career.

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