Behnam Tabrizi is an award-winning teacher, scholar and a best selling author. He is a Consulting Professor at Stanford University’s Department of Management Science and Engineering, and an internationally recognized expert and thought leader on organizational and leadership transformation. Dr. Tabrizi has written five books on transformation - latest one, "The Inside-Out Effect: A Practical Guide to Transformational Leadership", is an international bestseller. His “Rapid Transformation” book, published by Harvard Business Review Press, was picked by Business Insider as the #1 book on leadership for 2012.
As an advisor to many Fortune 500 companies, the U.S. President, and governmental agencies, he has helped thousands of CEOs and leaders plan, mobilize, and implement transformational initiatives that have elevated organizational performance and created unprecedented results. Dr. Tabrizi’s research with McKinsey & Co. on more than 100 companies around the globe on “Accelerating Transformation” was featured in Forbes, the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post, and the San Jose Mercury News as a “pioneering work.” He has recently been interviewed by the BBC and C-SPAN regarding his new work on transformation. Dr. Tabrizi has served on the boards of Clever Sense (recently sold to Google), WebMBO (merged with Realm Corp.), Catapult Ventures, and has held positions at the Harvard Business School and the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is the Managing Director of Rapid Transformation, LLC based in Palo Alto, California.