Paul W. Gustavson is a leading management consultant specializing in strategy and organization design, business process improvement, leadership development, the design of high performance teams and work systems, change management and knowledge management. In 1972 he was the first walk on return missionary under then new Head Coach LaVell Edwards and later in 1974 & 1975 while a MOB graduate student he served as Bill Dyer’s teaching and research assistant. In the early 70’s, he began an in-depth study of high performance teams and the systemic design of high commitment work systems.


Paul and his wife Kris Anne served two-year part time Church Service Missionaries for the Office of the Presiding Bishop and the Human Resource Department from May 2007 to May 2009. He served on President Kim Clark’s BYU Idaho President’s Advancement Council from 2007-2010.


Since Bronco Mendenhall was named as BYU’s Head Football Coach in December of 2004 Paul has had the privilege of being Bronco’s strategy, organization design and  change management consultant.  Paul co-authored the book, “Running into the Wind: Bronco Mendenhall—5 Strategies for Building a Successful Team”