About Woody Goulart, PhD

Dr. Woody Goulart, Las Vegas, NV

Links to learn more…
–> Life Coaching Framework
–> Buzz Power Writing
–> Success in online communicating and marketing
–> LinkedIn.com online profile and references
–> Woody’s personality and character
–> Woody: A man of hair
–> Woody’s photography
–> Woody’s college radio days
–> Woody’s high school days
–> Woody’s Las Vegas wedding

Who is Woody Goulart?

Woody’s answer is: I’ve been providing coaching, consulting, mentoring and training to adults continuously since the late 1970s. That was when I worked within large and small organizations. Now, I work directly and one-to-one with you.

Why am I called Dr. Woody?

I earned my doctoral degree in 1978 and began a career teaching full-time at the university level which continued for several years. People like me who become university professors typically are called “doctor” since that’s a title which signals professional respect for them. The title of “doctor” and the word, itself, comes from “doctoral degree” and “doctor of philosophy” (abbreviated as PhD.)

Check Dr. Woody’s Reputation and Credibility

Living Well, Purposefully, and Successfully

I was born and grew up in San Luis Obispo, California in a small-town environment. This is where I learned to be genuine, honest, and down-to-earth. Today I live and work in Las Vegas, Nevada. I am a professionally certified life skills coaching who also has a doctoral degree in communications. This powerful combination enables me to help clients improve their personal life as well as their professional life.

Because I have traveled extensively throughout most of the 48 contiguous states and have lived and worked in all four of the continental US time zones, I have acquired a lot of perspective on how to be real with people and interact with everyone in honest and straightforward ways. I know how to succeed at the things I set my mind on. I can train, coach, or mentor you drawing upon all these things that I have learned in how a genuine person can live successfully.

Executive Coaching Experience

My professional experience in coaching executives can be traced back to the late 1990s in the Washington, DC area where I wrote and produced communications outreach campaigns and products to educate and persuade target audiences using both interactive websites and mainstream media. I am especially known for performing research and development and then launching and maintaining effective campaigns using today’s communications technology that reinforce an organization’s reputation, mission and vision. I use today’s interactive media (especially blogging and other social media channels) to reach, engage, and influence target audiences. But, I also am experienced in senior-level executive communications. My professional writing on behalf of senior executives has included speeches, talking points, op-eds, magazine articles, scripts, multimedia presentations and ghostblogging.

See this online column that explained my work as a ghostblogger.

I have coached senior executive-level people in the Washington, DC market about how they can best present themselves in public to succeed in front of any audience situation. I have served in both the Washington, DC nonprofit and US military sectors including work for the US Army and for the Department of Defense. I also have coached senior executives in the Department of Justice. My efforts have been primarily in advocacy and social marketing to change target audience beliefs, values and behaviors. I also have coached small business owners who do not happen to live only big cities.

People select a professional life coach for one reason: They’ve decided to change their life in some specific or general way, and they are seeking help from a professional who can get them started with that. You can benefit from my skillful coaching no matter where you live. This is not just for people who are in Las Vegas or elsewhere in Nevada.

Price You Pay vs. Value You Gain

Many life coaches today charge thousands of dollars for their services. That very high price point favors established executives and business leaders. They can can afford to pay a lot of money for life coaching.

I provide everyday people high value life coaching which is low in price. The truth is: Just because something is high in price does not mean it will have a high value to you. What matters most with life coaching are the specific outcomes you get, not how much or how little money you paid.

Not only are my prices set deliberately low, I also am different than most other coaches because I have many years professional experience from business/industry employment in the real world. My business/industry employment experience will directly benefit you if you get into coaching from him.

It is true that some coaches today do not actually have employment background in the subjects they now coach. They may only have recently started coaching. You would benefit by avoiding coaching offered by unqualified people without sufficient real-world professional experience.

In contast, I am a mature person who is not just starting out today offering life skills coaching. I have been professionally certified as a life skills coach, have a real-world track record of professional work, plus I have an earned doctoral degree—a powerful combination that maximizes credibility not frequently found nowadays in life coaches.

Teaching and Training Experience

I have experience in the Washington, DC market teaching and training adult students to enhance their business writing, public relations, and professional communication skills. My experience is both in my instructor-led, face-to-face meetings in Washington, DC area classrooms, and I also have professional experience using the Web-based online education facilities owned operated by the University of Maryland. I am an expert curriculum builder and provider of professional writing and speaking skills training and career counsel to adults built upon several years experience as a full-time university-level faculty member in communications and journalism.

Business Experience

Although my primary expertise today aligns mainly with marketing communications along with tradition and digital public relations, I also bring a general manager’s perspective to running a business and achieving targeted results across performance criteria. I have had experience as a general manager with a $13 million-dollar budgetary responsibility and a total staff of over 80 people. I also have first-hand experience from starting and running my own small business to provide clients with coaching, training, and communications services for the 21st century. My leadership accomplishments are augmented by my professional experience as a writer in news, public affairs and advertising in major markets–Boston and Los Angeles. Additionally, I have professional experience and expert-level skills using today’s digital production and online content management systems and software. I have conceived, written, built, and launched websites for a wide variety of key audiences and numerous clients in large and small organizational settings. Most significantly, I have provided website coaching services for small business owners using today’s social media capabilities.


One tangible proof of the effectiveness of my Web work is that my writing efforts won me three consecutive years recognition for the 2003, 2004, and 2005 APEX Awards.

My direct experience using the Internet for business started back in 1996 in Washington, DC—one of the most competitive major media markets in the United States. My expertise using the Web for business comes from many lessons learned over the span of nearly two decades.

I earned my Ph.D. in communications from Indiana University, Bloomington before I had reached the age of 30. I am very different in my approach to today’s digital communications technology compared to people whose expertise and passion for using the Web for business comes from a recent undergraduate degree in college or from a few years experience working on websites.


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