Robert Greenly

Robert Greenly

Expert Overview

Physician leaders have turned to Rob Greenly for over a decade for pragmatic and insightful coaching on management, leadership, and organizational issues. They give Rob rave reviews for his ability to help them more successfully navigate through complex situations and organizations. Rob is renowned for helping physicians and other professionals and managers with deep functional expertise also excel as savvy managers and leaders. He helps others implement substantial change, both individually and organizationally, with an engaging and direct style.

Client and Business Focus:

In addition to direct health care experience, Rob has coached and consulted across sectors and industries. Rob has worked at the Cambridge Hospital, Cambridge-Somerville Mental Health System, and New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation. He has coached and/or consulted at AIG/Sun America Financial Corporation, Atrius Health/Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Biogen Idec, Covidien, Genzyme, Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan, Harvard University, Merrill Lynch, MITRE, National Institute of Corrections, Northeastern University, Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, SAP North America, State Street Bank, UMass Medical Center, the United States Navy, and others.

Background and Experience:

Rob draws upon his own firsthand experience and lessons learned as a senior leader:
• Director of Leadership at the MIT Sloan School of Management
• Vice President of Leadership and Organization Development at Boston Scientific
• Director of Organization Development and Training at Astra Pharmaceuticals
• Chief Administrative Officer for Human Resources at Putnam Investments
• Principal Consultant in Digital Equipment Corporation’s Management Sciences Group
• Senior Consultant with McBer and Company (now Hay/McBer)

Rob has presented nationally at the American Society for Training and Development and the American Management Association. He has presented locally to a wide variety of organizations and meetings. The Wall Street Journal quoted him and the Fast Company website featured him. In addition to delivering leadership workshops at the MIT Sloan School of Management, Rob has been a guest lecturer at Bentley College, Harvard University, Simmons College and Tufts University. He co-authored Command Effectiveness in the U.S. Navy.

Education and Credentials:

Rob earned his A.B. from Harvard College and his MBA from the Yale University School of Management. He is a Certified Professional Coach and a Certified Physician Development Coach. A native of Beaufort, South Carolina, Rob lives in the Boston area with his wife and two daughters. He is an active leader in several professional and not-for-profit organizations, which includes his being elected to the Board of Directors of the Yale School of Management Alumni Association. Rob received the alumni association’s first leadership award in recognition of his contributions.


Corporate Physician Leadership Center/The Greenly Group