About

Dr. Kathryn Stanley

Kathryn has 25 years of experience as an organizational development practitioner working with c-suite leaders and their teams to facilitate transformational whole system change. Her clients include Johns Hopkins, Bose, Yahoo!, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), GeoCities, IdeaLab, IDEO, DRS Technologies, Toyota, Avery Dennison, and Raytheon Company as well as nonprofits and schools such as Action Against Hunger, Cradles to Crayons, Thompson Island Outward Bound, and Goodwill Industries. She is an executive coach at Harvard Business School executive education Advanced Management programs.

From her research she created the Radical Innovation Readiness Inventory (RIR©) that assesses an organization’s capacity for ambidextrous innovation and the Executive Presence Inventory (EPI©), self and 360, that has helped hundreds of leaders enhance their executive presence. She is coauthor of the management fable, Which Bird Gets Heard? How to Have Impact Even In a Flock. Her keynote presentations on ambidextrous innovator companies have been well received by to the US Army Soldier Center’s Annual Bootstrap Innovation event, the Center for Effective Philanthropy annual retreat, and the New England Psychology Association among others.

Kathryn has a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology. She is an expert on Kantor’s model of interpersonal communication, Structural Dynamics, the neuropsychology of leading in high stakes, and dialogue practices. She is certified in Kantor Baseline Instrument, FIRO-B, MBTI, Social Styles Inventory, and the Phillips Teamwork Assessment Inventory (TAI) and Thomas Kilmann Conflict Styles Inventory (TKI) among others. She has 11 years teaching experience as Assistant Professor of Organizational Psychology and Leadership at William James College where she won the Faculty Award in 2016.