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kathryn goldman-schuyler

Dr. Kathryn Goldman Schuyler is Professor Emeritus of Organization Development and teaches courses in ethics, leadership, and sustainability. She has many years of experience in leadership development, organizational consulting, research, and somatic learning. Over the past fifteen years, she has mentored many graduate students who have completed research under her guidance and moved on in their careers to increasingly influential roles in major companies, start-ups, and universities.

Kathryn has published widely on leadership and change and is the author of INNER PEACE--GLOBAL IMPACT (IAP-2012), and the lead editor of LEADING WITH SPIRIT, PRESENCE, AND AUTHENTICITY (Jossey Bass/Wiley, 2014), and CREATIVE SOCIAL CHANGE: Leadership for a Healthy World (Emerald, 2016). Her recent research focuses on awareness and mindfulness at work: her published work in this area highlights how being fully present enhanced participants' connectedness with others and with the natural environment and renewed their sense of purpose in their work.

Kathryn earned her Ph.D. at Columbia University (NY) as a sociologist and has studied with Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, who developed a sophisticated approach to somatic system learning. In addition to her teaching and research in organization development, she a somatic educator, helping children and adults with moderate to severe neuro-motor challenges to move, learn, and live fully. She has studied mindfulness and awareness with HH the Dalai Lama, Mingyur Rinpoche, Lama Tharchin Rinpoche, and other masterful teachers of meditation. Kathryn and her husband, a composer, live overlooking San Francisco, a view that encourages them to pause and appreciate gleaming sunsets and foggy mornings, the calls of ravens and the circling of hawks, and the sparkling city lights.

Professional Interests
  • Developing healthy organizations, including strategic change, organizational consulting, executive development and leadership, organizational ethics and social responsibility.
  • Research and practice related to Tibetan Buddhism and transformational change, mindfulness and other awareness practices in leadership development, somatic foundations of organizational learning.
Education and Certifications
  • PhD, Columbia University
  • Ethical and Legal Issues in Organizational Studies: Dilemmas of Practice and Research
  • Leadership
  • Mergers, Acquisitions, and Organizational Change
  • Research Seminar: Organizational Health and Leadership
  • The Art of Change
  • Organizational Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Executive Coaching
  • Consulting Skills: Systemwide Interventions
  • Consulting Skills: Individual and Group Interventions
Scholarship and Contributions to the Field
  • Goldman Schuyler, K., Wolberger, O.M., Gillette, M., & Samad, M. (2019). "Mindfulness, love, and greater good at work: A research-based exploration." Journal of Leadership Studies, 13 (3), 44-49. DOI:10.1002/jls
  • Goldman Schuyler, K., Taylor, M.O., & Wolberger, O.M. (2018). "Bringing mindfulness and joy to work: Action research on organizational change." In J. Neal, Handbook of personal and organizational transformation. New York: Springer.
  • Goldman Schuyler, K., Skjei, S., Sanzgiri, J., & Koskela, V. (2017). "'Moments of waking up': A doorway to mindfulness and presence." Journal of Management Inquiry, 26, 86-100. doi:10.1177/1056492616665171
  • Goldman Schuyler, K. (2017). Peter Senge: "Everything that we do is about shifting the capability for collective action..." In D. B. Szabla, W. Passmore, M. Barnes, & A. Gibson (Eds.) The Palgrave Handbook of organizational change thinkers. New York: Springer.
  • Goldman Schuyler, K., Baugher, J.E., & Jironet, K. (Eds.). (2016). Creative social change: Leadership for a healthy world. London: Emerald Publishing Group.
  • Goldman Schuyler, K. (Ed. with Baugher, J.E., Jironet, K., & Lid Falkman, L.) (2014). Leading with spirit, presence, and authenticity. San Francisco: Jossey Bass/Wiley.
  • Goldman Schuyler, K. (2013). From the ground up: Revisioning sources and methods of leadership development. In Melina, L. (Ed.) The embodiment of leadership. San Francisco: Jossey Bass/Wiley.
  • Goldman Schuyler, K. (2012). Inner peace--Global impact: Tibetan Buddhism, leadership, and work. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
  • Goldman Schuyler, K. (2011). Organizational consulting: A passion for meaningful sociological work. In Korgen, K.O., White, J., & White, S.K. (Eds.), Sociologists in action. Los Angeles: Pine Forge/SAGE.
  • Goldman Schuyler, K. (2010). "Increasing leadership integrity through mind training and embodied learning." Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, 62, 21-38.
  • Goldman Schuyler, K. (2008). "Is another world possible?: The contribution of sociological practice to societal change." Applied Social Science, 2(2), 9-13
  • Weinstein, J., & Goldman Schuyler, K. (September 2008). "The ASA and sociological practice." Footnotes, American Sociological Association.
  • Goldman Schuyler, K. (2007). "Being a bodhisattva at work: Perspectives on the influence of Buddhist practices in entrepreneurial organizations." Journal of Human Values, 13(1), 41-58.
  • Goldman Schuyler, K. (2007). "Kittens and technology marketing: A somatic approach to career coaching." Somatics, 15(2), 29-38.
  • Goldman Schuyler, K. (2004). "The possibility of healthy organizations: Thoughts toward a new framework for organizational theory and practice." Journal of Applied Sociology/Sociological Practice, 21(2)/6(2), 57-79.
  • Goldman Schuyler, K. (Spring 2004). "Practitioner - heal thyself: challenges in enabling organizational health." Organization Management Journal, 1, 28-37.
  • Goldman Schuyler, K., & Branagan, L. (2003). "The power line: A model for generating a systemic focus on organizational health." Sociological Practice, (5) 2, 77-88.