We Help Executives and Businesses Do What They Do… Better.

BEATTY is a management consulting firm focused on executive leadership development. We specialize in C-Suite (Senior Level Executive) services designed to select ideal executives and help leaders take their careers and businesses to the next level by optimizing leadership performance.

Our CEO and founder, Ann Beatty, Ph.D., is a nationally recognized principal advisor and educator to senior executives throughout the United States.

Many of our clients have been working with BEATTY for more than two decades.

“In a way, what Ann does is like tuning up an organization -greasing the wheels and spraying WD-40 in the machine- so that you get much better performance from it.”
Vice Chairman, Int. Architectural Firm



Our clients range from Fortune 100 companies, to family-owned businesses, to small, non-profit organizations. Our core areas of expertise include, but are not limited to:

  • Succession Planning
  • C-Suite Competency Development
    • CEO Assessment for Selection
    • CEO Annual Performance Evaluation
    • CEO Executive Coaching/On-Boarding
    • CEO Readiness Coaching, including Assessment/360º Feedback
  • C-Suite Member Assessment for Selection
  • C-Suite Member On-Boarding/Executive Coaching, including Assessment/360º Feedback
  • C-Suite Member Readiness Coaching, including Assessment/360º Feedback
  • C-Suite Teambuilding
    • Team Development
    • Strategic Thinking
    • Building Collaborative Relationships
    • Director Selection
    • Interpersonal/Team Performance Enhancement
  • Board Effectiveness
    • Board Evaluation (SOX requirement)
    • Peer Review
  • Keynote Speaker/Presenter
    • Academic Meetings
    • Professional Conferences
    • Industry Gatherings

“Ann is very good at getting down to the unvarnished truth, then offering wise insight based on a smart assessment of the landscape.”
CEO, National Not-For-Profit

How We Do It

How We Do It

Part Art. Part Science. All In.

Ours are not cookie-cutter solutions. We believe clients deserve advice that is relevant and accurate. To that end we gain a deep understanding of the inner workings of your business, including its individuals and groups. Often there are emotional – and political – implications to be considered. BEATTY does not come in with a priori solutions. We work with you to find the best solution.

We will always be frank with you. We genuinely care about our clients, and they know it – you can ask them. It is one of the reasons they come back to BEATTY again and again.

Grounded in research, theory and business experience, our focus is on delivering clear and practical applications that work for your organization. Our processes and methods are tailored to each unique business situation, but one thing remains constant – our measures and systems meet “best in class” standards for accuracy, reliability and fairness.

Our Team

Our Team

Expert. Nimble. Responsive.

If you have ever met with a large consulting firm, you know that the senior partners in the initial meeting are seldom the consultants who end up working on your business. But with BEATTY, the consultants you meet on day one are the same consultants who will see your project through to completion. Nothing is lost in translation. Nothing is relegated to junior associates. Seasoned consultants at BEATTY stay fully immersed in your project. Furthermore, our relatively small size means no bureaucracy, so we can turn on a dime as the assignment evolves. And we are always reachable – important, when speed is a factor.

Ann Beatty

Ann Beatty, Ph.D. Founder and Chief Executive Officer, BEATTY

Leveraging over 20 years of business experience, Dr. Beatty is a nationally recognized principal advisor and educator to senior executives throughout the United States. Her expertise is partnering with executive leadership and boards to improve individual and organizational performance through CEO succession planning, assessment, performance evaluation, teambuilding and developmental coaching. Her deep understanding of the C-Suite and board roles enables her to help leaders more effectively navigate the unique challenges of their positions.

Dr. Beatty has conducted board evaluations and CEO performance evaluations for Fortune 500 and 100 companies.

Previously, as President of Psychological Associates, Dr. Beatty was responsible for implementing the firm’s vision of a collaborative culture, as well as managing the company’s strategic direction and financial welfare.

Prior to becoming President of Psychological Associates, Dr. Beatty held the positions of Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President of Consulting and Director of Consulting. During that time she provided a host of CEO-level initiatives including CEO succession planning, assessment and performance evaluation, teambuilding, and coaching.

Dr. Beatty’s area of research interest is the correlation of personality attributes to effective leadership style and management practices. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, APA – Division 13 Consulting, American Psychological Society, American Management Association, Society for Personality Assessment, St. Louis Organization Network and Gateway Industrial-Organizational Psychologists. Dr. Beatty is also a member of the Society of Psychologists in Management.

She is a frequent keynote speaker for corporate meetings and professional organizations.

  • Ph.D., Psychology – St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri
  • M.A., Psychology – Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois
  • B.S., Psychology – Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois

Michael Beatty

Michael Beatty, M.A. Executive Performance Coach

Michael is an NYC based actor/singer and performance coach specializing in the areas of voice, speech, and personalized communication. Drawing upon his experience within the world of the performing arts, Michael helps individuals and team/ensembles tap into their true potential utilizing acting skills and vocal performance techniques. This performance based approach used in tandem with the development strategies of BEATTY, inspires clients to discover a more confident and personalized communication style, one that honors authenticity and professional integrity. His wide range of clients include corporate executives, Broadway performers, and creative artists. 

Michael holds an MA in Performance Studies from NYU/Tisch School of the Arts, a BS in Communications Studies from Emerson College, and a Conservatory Degree from CTC Minneapolis. He attended the Boston Conservatory and has studied with members of the National Theatre, and the Stella Adler Studio. He is a member of SAG-AFTRA, Actors Equity Association, BMI, and Performance Studies International.

Tailored coaching expertise:

  • Acting improvisation for teams and ensembles
  • Confidence building, personal impact, stage presence
  • Presentation and public speaking skills
  • Vocal impact, clarity and articulation
  • Management of anxiety and stage fright
  • Brand articulation – “define your own style and captivate your audience”
  • Meeting impact – “creating a relationship with your audience”
  • Rehearsal for presentations, speeches, and performances
Michael Beatty

David Mersman

David Mersman, B.A. Leadership Specialist

David Mersman joined BEATTY in 2018 bringing with him a background in consulting for several industries (academia, public administration, public and private sector) in an educational setting. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Southern Illinois University – Carbondale and is currently finishing a master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville. He has a wide variety of experience including performance evaluation, assessment and selection, and leadership development.  David enjoys meeting with clients to gain full perspective of their individual needs and analyzing collected data to maximize leader performance.

Destiny Schroeder

Destiny Schroeder, B.A. Senior Executive Assistant / Operations Manager

Destiny Schroeder is a Senior Executive Assistant with over twenty years of experience in a wide variety of industries including insurance, business and education. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management with an emphasis in training and analysis. She has a multitude of experience writing content and curriculum as well as facilitating training and team building workshops. Destiny works closely with each of our clients to ensure their experience with BEATTY is personalized and memorable.