Our Coaches

DR. GORDON MEDLOCK

Dr. Medlock helps individuals clarify their unique talents and discover opportunities to create value and experience deeper levels of personal fulfillment.

Introduction :
Dr. Gordon Medlock is the Director of the Career Coaching Program and a Senior Coach at Wright. He has been active in developing and building Wright’s executive and career coaching programs, a new career empowerment lab, and the graduate degree and certification programs at the Wright Graduate University.
Background

Gordon has over 25 years of experience providing career and life coaching services for hundreds of individuals across a broad spectrum of industries and professions. He and Dr Bob Wright developed a career empowerment program at Wright in the 1990’s, focusing on the integration of seminars, support groups, and individual coaching services. Today those services have expanded to include executive and career coaching, a new career empowerment lab, and of course the graduate degree and certification programs at the Wright Graduate University. Gordon has been active in developing and contributing to all these programs.

He also has over 15 years’ experience in the field of human capital management (HCM), including implementation of performance management and development processes and systems for over 50 organizations in healthcare, regulated industries, business, government and non-profit sectors. His breadth of experience, combined with his expertise in the use of talent and personality assessments, make him especially effective in targeting the skills and competencies that are essential for career success. He is especially effective in working with creative individuals whose careers do not follow traditional paths.

Gordon has a Ph.D. in philosophy from Yale University, specializing in existential psychology and humanistic education. He also has a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration. He has extensive experience in the areas of clinical and organizational psychology, enabling him to address a wide range of life and career issues in his coaching practice.

Fun Facts :

What’s something others don’t know about you?

“My first job out of college was being a door man and parking attendant at a Wilmette condominium. I have a hidden talent for parking cars in tight spaces.”

If you could live anywhere else in the world, where would you live?

“The left bank in Paris, for about a hundred reasons.”

What do you do outside of work?

“Golf, travel, movies, theater, art, yoga, exercise, daily conversations with my wife and friends and being in nature.”

What’s your favorite quote?

“It is better to be a human being dissatisfied than a pig satisfied; better to be Socrates dissatisfied than a fool satisfied. And if the fool, or the pig, is of a different opinion, it is only because they only know their own side of the question.”  — John Stuart Mill, Utilitarianism

What is your favorite sports team to cheer against?

“The Yankees. Go, White Sox!”