UCLA, Anderson School of Management, Multidimensional Leadership Certificate
Georgetown University, Georgetown Family Center, Postgraduate program-Bowen Theory
University of Kansas, Masters of Social Work
Kent is an executive coach specializing in leadership excellence. He is skilled in facilitating transformative growth of executives and leaders who understand and accept that their leadership effectiveness directly correlates to a sophisticated knowledge and awareness of how they think, react, and influence others from both an intellectual and emotional perspective. He works with motivated leaders who desire to take a “deeper dive” in order to become their Best Self in all aspects of life. He takes a systems approach to help the executive leader understand how the organization functions as a system and how, as part of the system, he or she can effectively influence its functioning.
Kent has the unique experience and education of being both a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and a mental health professional. For twelve years, he was CEO and principle of Psychotherapy Provider Network, P.C., a state wide network of behavioral health care providers. He negotiated and managed contracts with national health insurance companies such as: Blue Cross/Blue Shield-HMO Colorado; UnitedHealthcare; Kaiser Permanente; Cigna; Humana; and Coors Brewing Company. His company was also a preferred behavioral health provider group for several physician provider groups in Metro Denver including New West Physicians and Rose Family Medicine. Kent managed the Executive Team who was in charge of clinical services, clinical staff, network development, information technology, operations, finance, and advertising/marketing.
Community leadership is another area Kent has demonstrated skill and has extensive experience. He recently was appointed by the Mayor of the City and County of Denver’s, to the city’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Commission (LGBT). The commission provides recommendations to the Mayor regarding policy and services to Denver’s LGBT residents.
Kent is a member of the Executive Corporate Coaches Association. He is also a board member of Leaders for Tomorrow, a national board, charged with the task of working with the United States National Library of Medicine to archive the professional work of Murray Bowen, MD, a pioneer in the field of family systems theory, therapy, and psychiatry. Additionally, Kent has served as Board Chair for several organizations; The Alexander Foundation, a Colorado, state wide non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to the Colorado LGBT community; and Foothills Academy, a private K-12, school.
Kent’s background also includes training, facilitating seminars, and speaking. He is a trainer for the U. S. Department of Justice, Office of Victims of Crime in several topic areas including leadership. Additionally, he has conducted training seminars and retreats for the Human Rights Campaign and The Denver Center for Trauma and Resilience. He has spoken at national, state, and local conferences about various aspects of leadership management and mental health such as the National Bar Association, The National Managed Healthcare Congress, The National Employee Assistance Association, the Bowen Center, and the Colorado State Mental Health Conference.
Kent’s experience as a trainer and facilitator also include various aspects of organizational development and management. For example, he conducted change management trainings at QWest Communications, and Coors Brewing Company. He has conducted conflict management sessions for The Denver Center for Trauma and Resilience. For the District of Columbia, Department of Mental Health in Washington D.C. he was a trainer for the implementation of the Health Information Portability and Privacy Act (HIPPA) at the District’s community service agencies.
As a mental health professional he provides coaching to physicians and health care leaders from Kaiser Permanente, the Colorado Physicians Health Program, and The Center for Trauma and Resilience.
Kent has completed the Multidimensional Leadership Institute from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, Executive Education program. From Georgetown University, he received extensive post-graduate training in Bowen systems theory and its application to organizations and to leadership development. He obtained a Masters of Social Work and an undergraduate degree in Music Therapy from the University of Kansas.
Kent’s publication is The Emotional Side of Organizations, Applications of Bowen Theory/Papers Presented at the Georgetown Family Center’s Conference on Organizations, April 22-23,
1995, “The Influence of Anxiety within a Business”.
When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.
– Viktor Frankel