Terrell McDaniel, Ph.D.
Areas of Expertise:
Personal and Organizational Development, Management Assessment, Performance Management, Team Building, and Organizational Troubleshooting
Dr. McDaniel is a licensed psychologist with expertise in the assessment and performance
management of key organizational performers. His career reflects nearly twenty years
of experience in the enhancement of individual, team and corporate creative thinking,
problem solving, decision-making, communication and goal-accomplishment.
Dr. McDaniel began his management career in radio broadcasting, where he served as a music director and radio producer in addition to air work. He became intrigued by the fact that he could forecast the tone of his workday by listening to his station coming into work - the quality of the broadcast was a barometer of the team dynamics he would encounter upon entering the station. In particular, he became fascinated by the effects of team atmosphere on creativity and product quality. He returned to school to study the psychology of these phenomena at an advanced level, both in terms of individual performance and team interaction. He received his Ph.D. with a double major in clinical and industrial/organizational psychology from Auburn University in 1986, with a dissertation on the effects of social environments on creativity.
Dr. McDaniel has provided organizational and business consultation in a variety of industries and contexts, with particular interests in management assessment, personal and organizational development, performance management, team building and organizational troubleshooting. Although his specialties relate to human performance, his perspective is strategic. Accordingly, he has a vital understanding of business and marketing fundamentals, as well as a keen ability to quickly grasp critical structural and process areas of a new business.
Dr. McDaniel has continued his special interest in organizational creativity, consulting with such diverse groups as fashion designers, research scientists, architects and engineers, computer software and training personnel, and, of course, the entertainment industry. The breadth of Dr. McDaniel's background provides him a unique perspective in blending hard-business realities with the people-wisdom of a seasoned psychologist. He brings a strong reputation as a creative thinker, powerful analyst, entertaining presenter, and gifted facilitator of human development processes.
Dr. McDaniel also maintains a private clinical practice in Hendersonville Tennessee, with clinical interests in adult personality and interpersonal issues. He holds a license in psychology in the State of Tennessee (#P1191 Clinical and Industrial/Organizational/Personnel, Health Service Provider Designation), and is listed on the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology.
Dr. McDaniel studied as an undergraduate at Mississippi College for two years, took his B.A. (with high honors) and M.S. from Auburn University and his pre-doctoral clinical internship with the Vanderbilt University/VAMC Psychology Consortium. He completed his Ph.D. at Auburn University with a double major in clinical and industrial-organizational psychology.