Wayland Lum

Wayland K. Lum

Founder / Managing Director

Wayland works with leaders at all levels to fully develop their leadership potential and achieve profound transformational change. His approach draws from the latest leadership research and adds in a healthy dose of nature, wonder and magic – elements that enliven the human experience, inspire growth and deepen wisdom. He marries the science and art of leadership to take clients through bespoke development experiences that are designed to help them evolve into significantly stronger leaders.

Prior to founding Copperbox, Wayland was a core team member of Korn Ferry’s CEO and Executive Development practice. His work included leadership coaching and real-time executive assessment, as well as designing leadership development programs that expand executive thinking. He has worked with hundreds of leaders globally in organizations such as Abbvie, Scholastic, Nike, Deloitte, John Deere, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and State Farm. His experience living and working in China, the UK and Mexico has given him a nuanced perspective on how to lead effectively across different countries, regions and cultures. He has also led executive career development for top talent at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business’ Executive MBA Programs in North America and Europe.

Education and Credentials

Wayland earned his MBA from Baruch College and his Masters of Science in Learning and Organizational Change at Northwestern University. He is a member of the Forbes Coaches Council and is a certified professional coach through the Coaches Training Institute (CTI).

And Life…

When he is not doing the work he loves, you will likely find Wayland playing his guitar, running through Texas Hill Country, cooking with family and friends, or practicing the Japanese ‘art’ of Tsundoku (buying books and letting them pile up unread).