Meet Ian

"To invent your own life's meaning is not easy, but it's still allowed, and I think you'll be happy for the trouble."

Bill Watterson

About Me

I’m Ian D. Brooks, and I care about people and cherish the relationships built. My career spans 24 years – covering clinical psychology and personal development – with the mission of helping people move incrementally toward sustained achievements. My early experience in clinical psychology taught me a valuable understanding of how our history and choices influence the direction taken. The power of this experience transitioned to working with organizational leaders and individuals – who are already successful – but want to expand beyond their current boxes.   

I invest in – time, money, and energy – and am willing to take risks toward improving my life. I challenge myself to extend beyond my comfort zone to see what’s next. This is not in comparison to others, but in comparison to my personal bar.

I earned my PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Marshall Goldsmith School of Management at Alliant International University and a Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Auburn University at Montgomery. I received my Bachelor of Science degree from Morehouse College. I also pursued a National Academy of Sports Medicine certification and a bartending license, furthering my development to understand individuals and build connection.

In my free time, I enjoy working out, wine tasting, motorcycles, conducting “mixologies”, attending sporting events, and continuously pushing my personal boundaries. In the end – what’s the worst that can happen?  

My Coaching Style

My coaching style integrates laughter and dialog. I’m here to reestablish the behavioral foundation of leader and personal transformations. I have a reputation of asking tough questions that penetrate, where the answers expose the deepest kind of individual conditioning.

My strength is to recognize the potential and talent of other people and offer guidance. I have an inherent ability to understand the challenges you are facing or the growth you are seeking. By reducing the anxiety associated with transforming, I focus on the behaviors and management of emotions that can be transferred to other situations. 

I am here to break you of old patterns and acknowledge the templates that have offered safety. Intended to be vulnerable, this awareness offers the groundwork to act and experience the journey of transformation. 

Work With Me

Transformations take focused determination and dedication to live our lives. My leader and personal clients know what they want and have a personal desire to exceed their own expectations. They are operating from a position of expansion – not based in fear or trying to survive – thus, they are open to being vulnerable and scrapping engrained ways of approaching life. My clients are willing to forge a strategy and work with uncompromised authority to achieve new heights.

My clients have an appetite for expansion. When you are ready to take this journey, I am here to help you master your Intentions. 

Let's Evolve Your Story Together