Ed Sherman, Psy.D. is an organizational consultant, executive coach, and leadership development specialist. He received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University, California School of Professional Psychology in San Diego, and holds Master’s degrees in management and psychology.
Dr. Sherman has 40 years of experience in public safety having served as a law enforcement officer, firefighter, and paramedic. He initially performed fire suppression, rescue, and emergency medical services duties in the New York City area. Dr. Sherman later worked for many years in the law enforcement profession in San Diego in assignments including patrol, traffic, training, judicial protection, warrant enforcement, and post-blast investigation. He worked as a Criminal Intelligence Supervisor for the California Department of Justice where he coordinated a joint federal, state, and local law enforcement investigative group.
Dr. Sherman was trained in Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM), served as a member of the San Diego CISM Team, and has performed critical incident stress debriefings, defusings, demobilizations, and individual peer support for first responders and other personnel in situations involving line of duty deaths, suicides, and other traumatic events. He is a graduate of the San Diego State University Trauma Recovery Services certificate program and was appointed as a member of the advisory board.
Dr. Sherman has performed workplace violence threat assessments for more than 25 years, was the primary violence threat assessor for the County of San Diego, and coordinated risk management activities related to maintaining a safe and secure work environment for 17,000 employees at 700 work sites.
In his work as an organizational consultant and executive coach, he has provided services including assessment, training, team building, and process improvement facilitation for staff at all levels including executives and boards of directors.