Max Ellzey, EdD

Practitioner Faculty of Applied Behavioral Sciences

GSBM Instruction

Phone: (310) 568-5725

Email:  max.ellzey@pepperdine.edu

Max Ellzey Practitioner Faculty of Applied Behavioral Sciences

Max Ellzey has over 25 years of management, consulting, training, marketing, sales, and international experience. He has worked with large corporations such as AT&T, KIA Motors America, Mercedes Benz, McDonnell Douglas Federal Credit Union, and Symantec to small and medium sized companies. Having lived and worked in Europe for several years, Max has developed highly effective methods of cross-cultural communication and creativity. He is the past President of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Professional Coaches and Mentors Association. Max is a lecturer of Applied Behavioral Sciences at Pepperdine University's Graduate School of Business and Management and a popular guest lecturer for several doctoral classes. He holds a Master of Divinity, an MBA, and a doctorate in the field of Organizational Leadership.

Dr. Ellzey is an executive and organizational development coach and consultant specializing in the areas of organizational culture transformation, leadership development, organization change, change management, training, group facilitation, and team building. He has consulted with and coached leaders and teams from a variety of organizations to develop a shared vision of the future, redesign processes and organizational structures, leverage enabling technologies, and increase overall effectiveness. His unique approach and emphasis on client involvement, team problem solving, joint solution development, and systems thinking has enabled his clients to not only develop innovative solutions, but gain support and commitment from stakeholders through the process.

He currently leads an organization in the Los Angeles area called The C12 Group. This is a peer group of Christian CEOs who strive to operate a great business utilizing Biblical principles and honoring God in the process. Max acts as Executive Coach and Confidential Advisor these most influential Christian leaders in the Los Angeles area.

Max's calling is to encourage and motivate individuals to strengthen their relationship with God, and to strengthen their relationship with other people.

Max and his wife, Amy, have three terrific sons and three fabulous daughters.

Pepperdine University

Malibu, California, 2008
Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership

Pepperdine University

Malibu, California, 1993-1995
Master of Business Administration

Goethe Institute fur Deutsch Sprache

Mannheim, Germany, 1984
German Language Certification

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

New Orleans, Louisiana, 1981-1984
Master of Divinity
New Testament Studies

Louisiana College

Bachelor of Arts
Inter-Discipline Concentration
Speech Communications, French

Education

Pepperdine University

Malibu, California, 2008
Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership

Pepperdine University

Malibu, California, 1993-1995
Master of Business Administration

Goethe Institute fur Deutsch Sprache

Mannheim, Germany, 1984
German Language Certification

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

New Orleans, Louisiana, 1981-1984
Master of Divinity
New Testament Studies

Louisiana College

Bachelor of Arts
Inter-Discipline Concentration
Speech Communications, French

Honors and Associations

Louisiana College Deans List 1978, '79 '80, '81

Who's Who Among American Colleges and Universities 1981

Outstanding Young Men in America 1982

Association of Electrical Engineers
Board member 1999

Professional Coaches and Mentors Association
President 2001

Chamber of Commerce
Local board member 2002

Board of Education, Chairman
First Baptist Church of West Los Angeles 2003-2007

Culver Palms Church of Christ
Deacon 1998-2002

Work History

Student Activities Director
Emmanuel Baptist Church
Alexandria, Louisiana 1979

Assistant Youth Minister
Emmanuel Baptist Church
Alexandria, Louisiana  1980-1981

Associate Pastor
West St. Charles Baptist Church
Boutte, Louisiana 1981-1984

Television Show Announcer
The Joe Lovelady Hour 1982-1984

Pastor
Faith Baptist Church
Mannheim, Germany 1984-1985

Tour Operations Director
Wolff Reisen
Kaiserslautern, Germany 1985-1987

President/Owner
Ellzey Enterprises  1987-1992

Manager
AT&T Commercial Sales
Monterey Park, California 1992-1997

Manager
Southern California Edison Commercial Sales
Rosemead, California 1997-2000

Adjunct Professor
Applied Behavioral Sciences
Pepperdine University 1999-present

President
The Ellzey Group
Executive Coaching and Consulting Firm 2000-present

Chairman
The C12 Group of Los Angeles
Executive Coaching for Christian CEOs 2001-present