On faculty at the UCLA Anderson School of Management and through his executive coaching impact backed by a results-based guarantee, Dr. Ullmen has earned an international reputation for achieving significant, sustained results with senior leaders across a wide range of industries.
Dr. Ullmen is a frequent keynote speaker for organizations and business events on how to influence for results without resorting to authority or relying on rewards and penalties. A natural storyteller, he coauthored a highly praised series of management fable books including Who Wins Conflict? The Creative Alternative to Fight or Flight, Which Bird Gets Heard? How to Have Impact Even in a Flock, and Invisible Bridges: Building Business Relationships for Results.
Dr. Ullmen also works with organizations to help their leaders and groups influence and collaborate more effectively. One of the programs he implemented for a leading global firm was featured in a Harvard Business School Case Study on successful strategic and human capital change.
Dr. Ullmen began his career as an officer in the U.S. Air Force, where he served as a lead systems engineer for a top-secret Joint Chiefs of Staff intelligence program. He went on to serve in the Center for Character Development at the U.S. Air Force Academy, before being invited to join the faculty at the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
He holds a B.S. from the U.S. Air Force Academy, a Master of Public Policy from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.