Cognitive Psychologist & Executive Coach
I coach senior executives who seek to pivot their careers or the organizations they lead.
Before launching my coaching business, I directed the Mandel Leadership Institute in Jerusalem for over a decade. I’ve been a visiting professor at The George Washington University, Stanford University and the University of Washington. I grew up in London and hold masters’ degrees in Philosophy and Psychology from Cambridge and a doctorate in the Psychology of Education from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
I research how people interpret data, justify beliefs and form identities; and write about how these topics impact everyday life.
Coaching & Consulting
Drawing on twenty-five years’ experience as an institution-builder and researcher, I provide individual coaching to senior executives and consultation services to organizations.
Clients include senior staff of government ministries; leaders of community and religious organizations; college administrators; heads of university departments and research centers; and high-tech executives.
Here’s some of my recent writing:
Analog faith in a digital age – Religion & Politics, March 2021
I went down the ‘rabbit hole’ to debunk misinformation – here’s what I learned about Big Ben and online information overload – The Conversation, March 2021 -
Comedy is an important tool in the fight against stereotypes – let’s not cancel it just yet – The Independent, July 2020
Are women better leaders? – Psychology Today, May 2020
Here’s some of my academic research:
Mosaic leadership: Charisma and bureaucracy in Exodus 18
Coaching between experts
Learning how to believe: Epistemic development in cultural context
Taking Jewish identity metaphors literally