What we do


Aptus Leadership Consulting LLC offers management support -- non-profit Executive Director, Program management, and Operations management and for-profit Project management, Program Management, and Operations management -- as well as leadership coaching and training for your for-profit or non-profit organization.

Experience is what we bring


George Goodman, owner and founder of Aptus Leadership Consulting brings to your needs his experience from 35 years in management leadership for technology companies large and small (start-ups, Intel, Xerox PARC, Sequent, Bell Labs) and non-profit organizations (e.g., Climate Savers Computing Initiative, Open Data Center Alliance, Kinetics Foundation, Viking Mars Missions Education and Preservation Project).  Overlaying that experience is George's commitment to the importance of:
  • building management leadership based on the Mission of the organization and strengths of the organization and its people
  • adapting organizational and management approaches to fit the strengths of the team and leaders
  • having a positive impact in the world through work
  • having fun!

Aptus events

  • Aptus' George O. Goodman offers an assist with Strengthfinders
    If your organization's people are interested in understanding individual strengths and how the organization can best gain advantage from the unique combination of individuals in it, Gallup's Strengthfinders (now referred to as "CliftonStrengths") is an excellent tool to consider. Aptus' George O. Goodman can help you plan, prepare, execute, and understand using the Gallup tools, leveraging his extensive use of the framework since its introduction.

    Posted Jun 3, 2019, 7:55 PM by George Goodman
  • Aptus' George Goodman and the Viking Mars Missions Education and Preservation Project
    Since 1Q2013, George Goodman -- founder of Aptus Leadership Consulting -- has provided Operations management support and been a member of the Board of Directors for the Viking Mars Missions Education and Preservation Project (VMEPP; https://vikingpreservationproject.org/). 

    The Viking Mars Missions Education and Preservation Project is focused on preserving the history, artifacts, original documents, and data from the Viking Missions, to inspire current and future leaders and thinkers, and to instill collaboration and equity into missions of tomorrow.
    Posted Nov 29, 2018, 7:56 AM by George Goodman
  • Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) selects Aptus' George Goodman as Executive Director
    In May of 2015 the Board of Directors for the Open Data Center Alliance -- a 501(c)6 non-profit industry association -- chose George Goodman -- founder of Aptus Leadership Consulting -- as its Executive Director. The organization is dedicated to advancing open solutions to data center and cloud platforms and services. George will lead the organization through a transition from the previous dedicated leadership provided by Intel Corporation (an ODCA Board Member company).
    Posted Nov 29, 2018, 7:51 AM by George Goodman
  • Aptus Leadership Consulting LLC takes the Plug Load Pledge
    The Plug Load Pledge campaign is funded by the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance and supported by local Northwest utilities to increase business customer’s awareness of the benefits from purchasing efficient ENERGY STAR business hardware, increase interest and demand of purchasing these efficient products, and to connect Northwest customers with their local utilities to identify other efficiency program incentive opportunities available in their area.

    You can take the pledge, too.  Just go to http://plugloadsolutions.com/Pledge.aspx today!

    Aptus Leadership Consulting LLC has taken the pledge and maintains only ENERGY STAR compliant computer systems and monitors as well as using the power management capabilities of all systems.  For more information on using power management on your computer, visit http://www.climatesaverscomputing.org/learn/saving-energy-at-home/.
    Posted Mar 16, 2011, 3:34 PM by George Goodman
  • Aptus' George O. Goodman now Executive Director, CSCI

    Goodman brings more than 20 years of technical experience and leadership to CSCI


    PORTLAND, Ore. — December 6, 2010 — George Goodman joins Climate Savers Computing Initiative as its new executive director (CSCI;http://climatesaverscomputing.org), leading the efforts of this global consortium dedicated to reducing energy consumption of end-to-end computing. The Initiative, founded in 2007 by industry and communication technology leaders and the World Wildlife Fund, aims to increase the energy efficiency of computing equipment, increase the adoption and deployment of power management, and shift user behavior to smart computing practices.


    “As Climate Savers Computing Initiative continues to expand and set new growth goals, the organization needs someone who has the right combination of vision, passion, and commitment,” said Lorie Wigle, president of CSCI. ”We are thrilled that George accepted the position, and with his deep technical experience and strong leadership background, he will be able to carry the organization’s mission forward.”


    “This is a critical and exciting time for affecting behavior toward PC power management,” said Goodman. “With the organization’s new focus on the networking space, we are doubling down on efforts to drive PC power management lower and set new benchmarks for the industry.”


    Prior to working with CSCI, Goodman led technology and product development for several Information and Computing Technology (ICT) companies, creating products ranging from full computer systems to communications products to branded consumer audio offerings at Intel, Sequent, Xerox, and Bell Labs.

    In addition, Goodman led the Liberty Alliance Project, a cross-industry identity and authentication standards and policy consortium as its elected president in 2005 and 2006.

    Goodman earned his Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from the University of California, San Diego, in 1980 following his Bachelor of Science in psychology from the University of Florida in 1976.


    About Climate Savers Computing Initiative


    Climate Savers Computing Initiative is a global consortium dedicated to reducing the energy consumption of end-to-end computing. Since 2007, more than 675 members, including large commercial enterprises and technology industry stakeholders, have joined the initiative, and thousands of individuals have pledged their support. The initiative is dedicated to reducing the energy consumption of the IT sector through three focus areas: increasing the energy efficiency of computing equipment, increasing the adoption and deployment of power management, and shifting user behavior to smart computing practices. The initiative is led by Cisco, CSC, Dell, Emerson Network Power, Google Inc., HP, Intel, Juniper Networks, Microsoft, and the World Wildlife Fund. Sponsors include 1E, Acer Inc., CompTIA, Faronics, Finisar Corp, Fujitsu Limited, Hitachi Ltd., NEC Corporation, Sony Electronics, Sparxent Verismic Software, and Verdiem Corporation.


    Climate Savers® is a trademark or registered trademark of WWF, the international conservation organization. Used under license.

    Posted Nov 29, 2018, 8:34 AM by George Goodman
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