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Brian Krolczyk



Brian’s expertise is the integration of personal resilience and leadership effectiveness, with more than 25 years of executive coaching experience. For over a decade, Brian was senior assessor in the Executive Solutions Group, Global Assessment Operations at Development Dimensions International (DDI), Inc., a global leader in the science and practice of business leadership. He has interviewed and assessed more than 800 executives from the Fortune 500, spanning every major industry and continent. He is principal and co-founder of RYP Global, LLC, Resilience Coaching for Professionals. His deep background in psychology, mental health, health care and business has prepared him to help others boost their well-being and expand their professional impact.

Experience and Interests

Teaching Experience

  • Health Psychology
  • Coaching Psychology
  • Neuroleadership (MBA)
  • Advanced Techniques in Health and Wellness Coaching
  • Health and Wellness Coaching Ethics and Practicum

Research Interests

  • Personal resilience
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Cognitive restructuring
  • Mindfulness
  • Holistic health

Professional Experience

  • Principal and Executive Health Coach, RYP Global, LLC (2016-present)
  • Sr. Assessor, Executive Solutions, Global C-Suite Assessment Operations, Development Dimensions International (DDI) (2008-2018)
  • Inpatient Physical Rehabilitation Psychologist, HealthSouth, Regional Hospital, Morgantown, WV (2003-2006)
  • Community Mental Health Specialist, Valley Healthcare, Morgantown, WV (1993-2003)


  • My greatest passion is working with expert faculty peers, training students to help others improve their health and well-being.


Presentations and Publications

Fun Facts

Last book you read?

Magicians of the Gods by Graham Hamcock

Best advice you ever received?

Fully engage life in the present moment. It is the best place to live because it is the only place that you really CAN live. – Jon Kabat-Zin

What did you want to be when you were growing up?

An industrial psychologist

Favorite Quote?

It’s been more than thirty years since the wolf and the winter cold. And now, as then, it is not fear that grips him, only restlessness. A heightened sense of things.

One thing about your school that you are most proud of?

Professionally, our department is devoted to advancing health and well-being in ways that align with personal preferences, best practices, and community health. And personally, our conversations between classes, in the hallways, and at the outset of Zoom meetings are filled with positivity, kindness, and an unwavering commitment to student development.

What do you enjoy most about teaching?

I enjoy engaging students in the virtual classroom and involving them in group discussions. And I enjoy supporting them on their journey of personal and professional development.

A piece of advice for students in your school?

You only need to be yourself. And the rest will take care of itself.

Brian Krolczyk
Assistant Professor - Health Sciences and Wellness
Executive Health - MBA
Director - UWSP-NWI Health and Wellness Coaching Certificate Program

242B College of Professional Studies


Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology
West Virginia University, 2000

National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach
NBC-HWC, 2019

B.S. in Psychology
UW-Stevens Point


BUS 732 - Neuroleadership: Mastering Resilience and High Performance
HPW 290 - Psychological Aspects of Health
HPW 304 - Theories of Behavior Change
HPW 705 - Building Expertise in Health & Wellness
HPW 735 - Health and Wellness Coaching Foundations
HPW 775 - Health and Wellness Coaching Ethics and Practicum