Brian Epperson

Dr. Brian Epperson is Chair of Graduate Business Programs here at Newman University. He is also Founder and CEO of Human Performance Advisors (, a coaching and consulting firm specializing in strategic planning, legal and compliance advisory, audit, corporate-wide change, organization and leadership development, culture and team development, organizational reorganizations, and business startups.

He possesses a proven record of coupling the theoretical rigor of academe with the applied pragmatism of today’s corporation to drive organizational improvements.

Selected clients include: Ansarada, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Connolly Healthcare, Dover, Devon Energy, Feldman, Franden, Woodward, & Farris Law, Flanders Electric (Wyoming, Illinois, Indiana), Hexpol Compounding, Joplin Public Schools, LAVA International, Marathon Oil, Magellan Midstream, McAnany, Van Cleave & Phillips, P.A., Microsoft, Newfield Exploration, Paycom, Planet Fitness, Taylor Industries, TD Williamson, TokenX, United States Air Force, USA Mitchell Cancer Institute, Vallourec, and XOLO.

Dr. Epperson is also an executive coach with Mastery Technologies, The John Maxwell Company ( and Coaching By Cornerstone. He works one-on-one with business leaders helping them navigate critical issues that impact them professionally and personally. He has coached CEO’s, executives, and senior leaders in the technology, Internet, and healthcare industries. He has also coached senior leaders in the educational and non-secular industries. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Hodos Leadership Institute, the Child of Divorce, and serves on the Board of Advisors for True Digital Security in Tulsa, OK.

Prior to starting Human Performance Advisors, he worked as an internal management consultant and vice president where he has extensive experience in organizational behavior with specific expertise in leading large-scale change, re-engineering initiatives in the areas of finance, operations, information technology, engineering, human resources, and business development.

Dr. Epperson is a Professor of Management is a frequent speaker, panelist, and trainer in the areas of coaching, leadership, and organizational change and innovation. Recognizing today’s fast-paced and challenging corporate landscape, Brian developed a proprietary change and innovation model designed to lead change and innovation initiatives within organizations and is currently writing a book designed to assist senior organizational leaders in successfully driving and implementing change within their organizations. Brian earned his Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from the University of Oklahoma and has conducted post-graduate work in positive psychology, counseling psychology, and human development.

Dr. Epperson is a proud veteran of the U.S. Marines Corps, Fleet Anti-Terrorist Security Team.

University of Oklahoma
Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership

Oklahoma State University

Northeastern State University

Columbia International University

  • Organization Development
  • Strategic Management
  • Leadership & Management Development
  • Organizational Change Management
  • Business Process Reengineering
  • Organizational Assessment & Design

  • Executive Derailment
  • Executive Leadership Coaching

  • Commissioned Whitepaper: “Leadership in Turbulent Times: The Lesson of the Phoenix”; Company Confidential (2009) [Invited]
  • Commissioned Whitepaper: “Executive Coaching: The Trusted and Reliable Advisor”; Company Confidential (2009) [Invited]
  • Oklahoma Sports and Fitness: “The Old, New Science of Progress and Transformation” (2010-2011) [Invited]
  • Commissioned Whitepaper, “Leadership and the High Performing Culture” (2014-2015) [Invited]
  • Commissioned Whitepaper, “The Leader’s Following” (2014-2015) [Invited]

  • Co-Founder, The Child of Divorce, Inc.
  • Founding Partner, PurposeCast, Inc.

  • Gene Satterfield Research Award
, Ph.D.
Professor of Business
School of Business & Technology
316-942-4291 ext. 2242
Office: MN203
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