Kathryn Stanley, MS, PhD
Kathryn has worked with leaders and teams to facilitate individual and organizational transformation for 15 years. Her client companies include: Yahoo!, Avery Dennison, Goodwill Industries, Jet Propulsion Laboratories, Raytheon Company, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee and many others.
Kathryn's broad and deep experience working in large multinational companies and nonprofits affords her a depth of practice and perspective into the art of organizational intervention that few in the field can offer. Successful initiatives include: cultural transformation at Raytheon, merger and acquisition work resulting in the $5.4 billion acquisition of GeoCities by Yahoo, implementation of mentoring at Toyota and Raytheon, large scale change turn around of the Los Angeles Free Clinic, team development and alignment of Avery Dennison's procurement function, restructuring of Goodwill Industries Los Angeles, and the art of developing high performance teams at Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
In 2008 she was hired by MSPP as an adjunct to teach the core theory course ST500 and start the field education program. In 2009 she was appointed as core faculty position to teach the foundational organizational theory and intervention courses and appointed Associate Director of Field Education for the Organizational Psychology and Leadership Program. Under her leadership the field education program has grown to include prestigious sites including Dunkin Brands, Beth Israel Deaconess and Hull Life Saving Museum where students are mentored by senior practitioners.
Kathryn completed her Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from California School of Professional Psychology. Along with her M.S. in Organizational Psychology, she holds two bachelors degrees from the University of Connecticut at Storrs. Kathryn’s first book, Which Bird Gets Heard? How To Have Impact Even In A Flock was published in December of 2007. She is also the creator of the Strength of Presence Inventory (SPI), which has helped over 500 leaders and managers have more impact. Her doctoral research focus is on the dynamics of innovation in high tech companies.