Don Gilman

International Speaker, Trainer, and Executive Coach

Executive director of the Institute for the Advancement of Critical Thinking (IACT), Dr. Don Gilman is an international speaker, trainer, and executive coach specializing in individual and team-based critical thinking and problem solving. He brings with him over 30 years of experience advising leaders on how to maximize their personal effectiveness by improving their critical thinking skills. He has worked with hundreds of companies and thousands of leaders to boost their success by using his proven tactics.

Prior to the foundation of the IACT, Dr. Don accumulated two decades of combined experience in both the aerospace and automotive industries. While working in aerospace, he was a rocket scientist for the Titan IV missile and acted as mission manager for many classified missions. One of his accomplishments in the automotive industry was leading and growing the North American and European Business Unit for a privately held company that was eventually acquired by Robert Bosch GmbH.

Dr. Don holds a BA in engineering physics, a BS in nuclear engineering, an MS in engineering management, and a doctorate in organization change. He now specializes in coaching professionals in the areas of critical thinking, strategic planning, group-based problem solving, organization change initiatives, and cross-cultural challenges.