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About Bob Towner-Larsen, Ph.D.

Bob Towner-Larsen has over thirty years of experience working with human development issues. When he was Assistant to the Dean at Princeton University, and Assistant Dean at both Grinnell and Kenyon Colleges, Bob’s focus was largely based on student development. Beginning his career at The Ohio State University, Bob then shifted his focus toward career development in a six-year role as a Career Counselor to faculty, staff, and students. He then went on to spend 20 years as an Organizational Effectiveness Coach and Consultant at the OSU Wexner Medical Center. Shifting his focus to management and leadership development, Bob coached Healthcare Administrators, Attending Physicians, Residents, Medical Students, and Nurses while coordinating external and internal coaches for the Medical Center. Bob designed and regularly facilitated leadership workshops, including Emotional Intelligence Series, Meeting Management sessions, Gratitude, Transitions, and MBTI workshops. He also consulted with clinical units using a Performance Consulting Model.

Bob continued this work at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center as a Physician Leadership Coach and Physician Ombudsman for a further four and a half years until his retirement in 2021.


Alongside his work at the Medical Center, Bob worked for twenty-eight years as a Grief Group Facilitator for the Kobacker House at Ohio Health. In addition, Bob has taught graduate-level counseling courses and undergraduate psychology classes.

Since his retirement from the Medical Center, Bob continues to use his 30+ years of experience working as an independent Leadership & Developmental Coach.


Bob has a Ph.D. in Counseling Education from the Ohio State University & a Certification in Coaching from the Hudson Institute. He obtained a Master of Divinity (MDiv) and Master of Theology (ThM), Religious Studies & Psychology, from Princeton Theological Seminary. 


“Bob is the “go-to” physician coach at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center! He is highly respected by physician leadership…. I value his advice and deep expertise in the areas of behavior change, emotional intelligence, 360 feedback processes, coaching, and process consulting.” 

- Tamera, Organizational Effectiveness Consultant

Interested in scheduling a coaching session or workshop with Bob?

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