Tayo Switzer is an experienced coach and consultant working with senior leaders since 2001. He has worked for two Fortune 500 companies as an internal business management and organization development consultant. Drawn to his alma mater, he joined The Ohio State University as a member of its organizational and leadership effectiveness team from 2009 to 2019.
From 2019 to 2022, Switzer consulted for an international business management and technology consulting firm, Centric Consulting, where he focused on coaching leaders and designing programs to build leadership cultures and effective senior leadership teams.
Switzer started his second turn with the university in December 2022 as an instructor at the John Glenn College of Public Affairs, where he is contributor to the:
- Master of Public Administration and Leadership program,
- 12-week Certificate in Public and Nonprofit Leadership program,
- Long-standing professional leadership development series, Management Advancement for Public Service (MAPS), and
- Immersive leadership academies for elected and career oriented public service leaders.
His recent publications include contributions to Donna Ladkin’s book, “Rethinking Leadership: A New Look at Old Questions,” and Stephen Gavazzi and David Staley’s book, “Fulfilling the 21st Century Land-Grant Mission.” Tayo received his PhD in leadership and change from Antioch University, his master’s degree in organization development from Bowling Green State University, and his BA in advertising from The Ohio State University. He lives in Upper Arlington, Ohio, with his wife, Zoe, and their two sons, Kai and Leo.
This commentary is intended as an addendum and recent update to the original research article published in World Affairs, “The High Representative in Bosnia-Herzegovina: The Unusual Institutional Arrangement of a Non-Authoritarian, yet Controlled, Democracy”