Seth R. Silver, Ed.D., Organizational Consultant

Seth R. Silver Dr. Silver is the principal of Silver Consulting, Inc., an independent consulting practice, where he has worked with hundreds of client organizations in health care, higher education, high tech, government, business services, manufacturing and non-profit. His consulting focuses on two key areas: developing and improving leadership; and creating high engagement, high performance workplaces.  He provides such services as executive coaching, leadership training, team development, conflict resolution, building effective workplace partnerships, strategic planning, and organizational/team diagnosis.

Dr. Silver has developed a unique business process called the Workplace Covenant, which helps parties in any organization to exchange and agree upon reciprocal obligations and expectations so as to ensure trust, feedback and alignment in their relationship. In 2021, he co-authored a book, entitled Meaningful Partnership at Work: How The Workplace Covenant Ensures Mutual Accountability and Success Between Leaders and Teams, to bring the concept to a wider audience.

From 2000 to 2014, Dr. Silver was a part-time Assistant Professor and taught Masters level students in Human Resource Development, teaching first at St. John Fisher College, and then at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Dr. Silver holds a Bachelors degree from the University of Toronto, a Masters degree from Cornell University, and a Doctorate (Ed.D.) from The George Washington University.  He has served on the Board of Directors for several non-profit organizations in the Rochester area, and is a citizen of both the US and Canada.

  • Brenda Kwan, Manager
    Dr. Seth Silver was brought in to help my team who, at the time, had a very challenging work environment due to some strong personality conflicts and trust had eroded over the period of more than a year. In 3 sessions over a 1 year span, Dr. Silver was able to guide the group to identify the "elephant in the room" in a safe space, give parameters of conduct through the Workplace Covenants created by the team, learned how to have productive and effective meetings, and generally provide honest and direct guidance to help the team move forward. As a manager, I also learned some very valuable tools to engage with staff who are struggling in the work environment. Over the year, I was able to witness the team come back together so that work can again progress. Though the personalities did not become "best friends", there was at least communication that can be had in order for the team to function. I and my team are very grateful for Dr. Silver’s expert guidance and knowledge translation. His ability to listen to the issues and find very real and practical solutions is one of his greatest assets. Thank you for bringing us back together!
    Brenda Kwan, Manager
  • Reuben Shanthikumar, P.Eng.  Project Manager
    Thank you for the tools you taught me at the Effective Meetings course. The tools are invaluable, they have created such an efficient work environment that we as a team are more productive and happier overall, simply because we no longer have those wasted meetings to gripe over
    Reuben Shanthikumar, P.Eng. Project Manager
    Transportation Design Division
  • Search Engine Marketing Firm
    Seth has been a key advisor and coach for me as I continue to develop as a business leader. His honest and open approach fosters a strong positive relationship for us, allowing for a high degree of trust and openness. His keen insights and broad understanding of business leadership concepts continue to parlay that trust into a very productive and positive growth experience. I highly recommend Seth as both a personal leadership coach and as an educator to groups of any size within your organization.
    Search Engine Marketing Firm