Brian Wellman

Brian Wellman

Director, Head of Coaching (North America)

Brian leads YSC’s Coaching Practice in North America and works with clients at the senior most leadership levels within some of the world’s most reputable organizations. A business leader himself, he brings over 20 years of experience across corporate environments within retail,  financial services, technology, professional service, private equity, and life science sectors.

His areas of expertise include leadership strategy development, executive assessment, coaching, top team performance, and succession. He is a trained coach and business psychologist and has a first-hand perspective of the demands and challenges that senior leaders face in organizations today.

As a senior coach and advisor, he partners with Boards, CEOs, and executives during periods of significant growth and change and who are looking to have greater impact in their industries. From his experience leading M&A activity, strategy development, organizational restructuring and culture transformation, he provides valuable insight, challenge, and collaborative problem-solving to help his clients succeed in the contexts they must lead through.

Brian holds a Master’s degree in Psychology, Organizational Leadership from The Chicago School of Psychology and has completed a post-graduate program in Organization Behavior and HR Management from Sheridan College of Advanced Learning.  He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Toronto in Commerce and Sociology (Crime and Deviance),and has also participated in international executive development programs at the Wharton School of Business, INSEAD and CEDEP.

When not working, he can be found on adventure trips in the outdoors pushing the envelope of his own comfort zone, or conversely, at home, being spoiled by the indulgences of modern civilization. Brian currently lives in Chicago and spends more time than he should imagining his escape from winters in the Midwest.

“Brian has an ability to get commitment and address the real issues. He builds trust quickly and his approach and style enables honesty, openness and courage to move forward.”


Institution Sales at a Global Mutual Fund & Financial Services Group

“Brian has worked with the leaders on two of our project leadership teams across the country. He shows deep knowledge, relatable experience and adds a great sense of focus. I value the role he has played in coaching our leaders and transforming our teams to become healthier and able to deliver on their goals.”

Head of HR,

a National Engineering & Construction Organization