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Max Ellzey Practitioner Faculty of Applied Behavioral Sciences

Max Ellzey, EdD

Practitioner Lecturer of Applied Behavioral Sciences
Graziadio Business School


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 Business School 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, 2008. Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership
  • Pepperdine University, 1993-1995. Master of Business Administration

  • Goethe Institute fur Deutsch Sprache. Mannheim, Germany, 1984. German Language Certification

  • New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 1981-1984. Master of Divinity

  • Louisiana College, Bachelor of Arts, Inter-Discipline Concentration: Speech Communications, French

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