Senior Lecturer and Executive Coach, Director of the MBA Leadership AcademyWith a military, pharmaceutical, and business leadership background, Ray Luther brings a unique perspective to coaching physicians. The executive director of the Partnership for Coaching Excellence and Personal Leadership at the Kelley School of Business and a senior lecturer in management and entrepreneurship, Luther is a Certified Hudson Institute Coach and Kelley MBA alumnus. He spent more than a decade as a consumer products leader at Procter & Gamble after serving as an officer in the U.S. Army's 3rd Infantry Division. Since returning to Kelley in 2009, Luther has worked with hundreds of MBA students to prepare them professionally as leaders.
“Oftentimes, people consider servant leadership as more of a philosophy, but when I consider how coaches work with adults to help them learn in a way that’s most effective for them, I see it as a practical expression of serving another person,” Luther said. “This doesn’t mean always making them comfortable or reassuring them about their current situation. We work through very challenging problems to help people become the leaders they can be, and coaching is a great way to do that. It goes beyond classroom instruction to support how they apply it in their daily lives.”