Meet Donald E. Williams, PhD, LP, ABPP, FACHP

Dr. Donald E. Williams serves The Leadership Trust® and its Center for Life and Living as senior adjunct faculty, executive coach and organizational consultant with a focus on health, wellness and the impact of stress on individual and organizational performance. Dr. Williams is passionate about addressing the impact of stress in the workplace and assesses it using methodology from The Oxygen Plan, a Health & Wellness IT company delivering innovative capabilities to help organizations, employees and individuals identify and measure stress utilizing the world’s new quantitative stress metric, Stress Number®. This Stress Metric™ informs The Oxygen Plan’s integrative program to precisely target home, work and social stress with meaningful action plans. Dr. Williams also conducts individual coaching, training, education and workshops.

Dr. Williams is currently a partner in The Oxygen Plan and is also in private practice in clinical and health psychology in Rochester, MN. Dr. Williams served on the staff of Mayo Clinic for nearly 18 years as a consultant in clinical health psychology where he worked with a broad variety of patients with complex problems. He is a board-certified clinical health psychologist (American Board of Professional Psychology/ABPP), a fellow in the American Academy of Clinical Health Psychology/FACHP and is a licensed psychologist in Minnesota. He attained the appointment of Associate Professor of Psychology, Mayo Medical School in 1999, having published articles and book chapters in subjects related to his interests in clinical health psychology. While on staff at Mayo Clinic Rochester, Dr. Williams served as Vice Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Psychology with responsibilities in quality management. He also served on the Department’s Executive and Clinical Practice Committees and was a medical specialty editor for MayoClinic.com, a board member for Mayo HealthQuest, a member of the Institution’s Leadership Education Subcommittee (of the Personnel Committee) and a member of the Reproductive Medicine Advisory Board. Notably, Dr. Williams established his consulting and clinical practice after time off with family and pursuing other interests and business. He has been with The Oxygen Plan for six years.

Dr. Williams obtained his bachelor’s degree in biology and psychology in 1979 from Hope College; his master’s degree in physiological psychology in 1981 from the University of Georgia; and his PhD in medical psychology in 1985 from the University of Alabama at Birmingham after completing a residency in neuropsychology at the University of Florida. Dr. Williams also holds an MBA from the Executive MBA program at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota.

Don has lived, practiced and raised his family of five children in Rochester, MN for 28 years. He enjoys time with family, cooking, traveling and deep sea fishing.