Alan D Utley

HR Exec | Speaker | Coach | Nice Guy

About Alan

I like to say, I listen for a living.

In my role as a certified leadership consultant and coach my focus is to help leaders invent or reinvent themselves and their teams by helping them discover and harness their strengths.

With a background of twenty plus years in Human Resources, I’ve been the HR-department-of-one and the HR team leader inside industries as diverse as financial services, aerospace and hospitality. From Y2K to the global pandemic, I have managed HR teams and guided leaders through mergers and acquisitions, staffing surges, large-scale layoffs, and cultural transformations.

This experience enables me now to bring to every table an informed perspective coupled with my natural curiosity. I’ve been told I am “passionately curious.”

In addition to my experience and curiosity, I also bring my signature positivity and nice guy style to every engagement. Hoping to prove that not all nice guys finish last, I am on a personal life-long mission to save civility in leadership while making every day a best day at work.

Whatever is on your mind, give me a call. Let’s work together.

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Alan delivers fun, relatable and inspiring engagements with practical tools your teams can apply within minutes.

For a list of available programs, click here: Alan Derek Utley – Available Programs


Book Alan today for your next conference or team event. Select from his most popular topics or ask Alan for a customized program to fit your needs.


Alan has a talent for turning complex leadership development theories into practical tools that improve the business.

— Daniel L.

Alan is a highly gifted speaker who instantly establishes rapport with his audience.

Kevin G.

Time spent with Alan was consistently a good investment.

Kerry H.

Alan is deeply committed to developing the next generation of leaders.

John T.