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President and Founder 

Industry Coaching Experience

  • Financial Services

  • Civil Engineering

  • Technology

  • Healthcare

  • Pharmaceutical

  • Performance Management

  • Religious Organizations

  • Non-Profit

Leader Levels

  • CEO to Director

Licenses + Certifications

  • CA LMFT #27062

  • Myers-Briggs Type            Indicator(MBTI))

  • Leadership Circle 360

  • MRG: LEA 360/RE/IDI


  • Counseling Psychology, California State University Fullerton

  • B.A. in Theology University of San Francisco

23046 Avenida de la Carlota #600

Laguna Hills, CA 92653

Phone: 949.885.6467

Kevin Buck is a collaborative leadership and executive coach, leveraging more than 30 years of consulting experience to guide organizations toward self-transformation. As the President and Founder of Emergent Success Inc. in 2006, he and his team offer collaborative leadership, consulting and advisory services including the following: Executive Coaching (for individuals and teams), Talent Development, Succession Planning, Strategic Planning and Facilitation and Leadership Education. The mission of Emergent Success is to assist individuals, teams and organizations in ‘co-creating’ the optimal conditions for success to emerge.

Facilitation Engagements


  • Facilitated a comprehensive assessment and strategic plan for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange.

  • Co-developed and facilitated a national inter-professional summit for Kaiser Permanente for healthcare teams and academic partners.

  • Co-facilitated meetings for the Nightingale Initiative for Global Health (NIGH) at the United Nations (UN) with the UN Leadership and Development Director.

  • Facilitated a two-day strategic planning session for a nursing leadership team and stakeholders at a national healthcare organization.

Coaching Engagements

  • Chief Executive Officer and senior management of a national healthcare system.

  • Chief Technology Officer and Chief Financial Officer of a technology company.

  • Chief Executive Officer and Senior Management team of a leading heavy civil engineering company.

  • Marketing Senior Vice President of a leading national bank.

  • Chief Executive Officer of a local non-profit agency.

  • Bishops and religious leaders of various faith traditions.

Publications and Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter of ”Change Engagement: Integrating Change Management and Executive Coaching” at the "Connecting The Disruptors™" Healthcare Conference, Laguna Beach, CA (January 2020)

  • "Design-Build Leadership” speaking engagement with Trish Ryan at the LA County Programs Council of the Health Care Executives of Southern California (HCE) (May 9, 2019)

  • Presentations and training for all the Catholic Dioceses of California at the state-wide New Pastors Program (2015-2020)

  • Presenter at Health Care Executive Education/Network Program: “Embracing the Full Potential of Your Organization” (January 2016)

  • Buck, Kevin Winter 2013: Working Better-Together. In Insider, a quarterly publication of Healthcare Executives of Southern California

  • TEDx Orange Coast Women: The Space Between (December 2012)

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