Qualifications & Experience


Your success is important to us. When it comes to choosing an organization consultant, you deserve not only expertise but also the benefit of real-world experience.

Professional Memberships


Darryl A. Wahlstrom, Ph.D., is an expert and leader in organizational performance who knows how to work with you to diagnose key challenges and achieve lasting performance improvements. Over the last two decades, he has worked directly with a wide variety of workplace teams and leaders to help them identify and overcome critical roadblocks to improved performance. From large multi-national clients to small non-profits organizations, Dr. Wahlstrom knows how to build consensus and set the foundation for lasting progress.

Dr. Wahlstrom earned his Ph.D. in Education at the University of Michigan, with a multi-disciplinary focus on organizational psychology. His doctoral thesis was on technology-based assessment systems for vocational and technical education programs in the State of Michigan. Darryl earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Chemistry at Michigan and Eastern Michigan University respectively. His other qualifications and certifications include:

  • Advanced Certificate, Organizational Diagnostics and Assessments  (Bartell & Bartell, Ltd.)
  • Advanced Certificate, Organizational Development (Teachers College Columbia University)
  • Cape Cod Training Model in Organizations (Gestalt International Study Center)
  • Excellence in Speaking Institute (Ty Boyd Executive Learning Systems)
  • Process Management – Operational Performance (American Management Association)
  • Performance-Based Instructional Design (International Society for Performance Improvement)
  • Associate Certified Coach (ACC), in progress (International Coaching Federation)

Dr. Wahlstrom is a certified provider of the pioneering organizational and leadership technologies from Bartell & Bartell, Ltd. After consulting to and working in education and both the automotive and biopharmaceutical industries for more than 20 years, Darryl established D.A.W. Organization Consulting Solutions, LLC  to bring innovative new diagnostic tools and services to a wider audience (What We Offer).

Darryl is a native of Michigan. After living and working in New York City for a period of his professional career, Darryl returned to Michigan and now lives in Kalamazoo when not traveling to client sites. To request a free initial consultation, please call us today at (269) 353-1898. Or click here now for more information.


  • “Darryl is a true trusted advisor who works diligently to bring about sustainable changes in organizations like ours. The wide variety of solutions that he provides are always just what leaders like me need to bring out the best in their people.”
    - Kevin Munson, Chief Learning Officer for a Major National Retailer
    What Clients Say About Darryl A. Wahlstrom, Ph.D.
  • “When I was asked to lead Global Engineering at our company, it was clear to me that we needed to make dramatic changes in our culture and leadership. Darryl designed a process that included tools which measured us in several dimensions and gave us insights on where to focus, such as chartering, conflict management and new leader orientation.”
    - Chaz Calitri, Vice President of Global Engineering for a Fortune 500 Company
  • “Darryl supported my leadership team in its journey from a loose collection of individual contributors to a team focused on a single mission. He listened to ensure all factions were heard and understood, and then helped bridge the communication gaps between team members. Darryl quickly adapts his style and approach to the specific needs of each team. I would recommend Darryl to any leader who wants to move their team to the next level.”
    - Chris Smith, Head of Quality Operations for a Multi-National Pharmaceutical Company
  • “Dr. Wahlstrom coached me in an organizational intervention in 2007 involving a manufacturing team of about 75 people. During that time, he introduced me to the fundamentals of ‘Appreciative Inquiry’ as a tool for guiding the intervention. That intervention prepared the team to embrace the future in a different way.
    “There is nothing more jolting than watching people grow individually while they’re also growing your business. I was also fortunate to have Darryl as a personal coach during that process. The impact he had on me as a developer of people will last for years to come.”
    -Tony Mendez, Manufacturing Senior Manager