Richard Boyatzis, PhD
Professor of Organizational Behavior, Case Western Reserve University
Richard E. Boyatzis is a distinguished university professor and a professor in the departments of organizational behavior, psychology and cognitive science at Case Western Reserve University and Human Resources at ESADE. Using his Intentional Change Theory (ICT) and complexity theory, he continues to research sustained, desired change at all levels of human endeavor from individuals, teams, organizations, communities, countries and global change. He was ranked a top 10 most influential international thinker by an 11,000 HR director survey in HR Magazine. He is the author of more than 150 articles on leadership, competencies, emotional intelligence, competency development, coaching and management education.
Most recently, his MOOC, "Inspiring Leadership Through Emotional Intelligence" on Coursera had over 79,000 students enrolled from 167 countries. His articles on coaching, since 2000, have included longitudinal studies and now fMRI studies of coaching effectiveness. His books include: "The Competent Manager"; the international best-seller "Primal Leadership," with Daniel Goleman and Annie McKee; "Resonant Leadership," with Annie McKee; and "Becoming a Resonant Leader," with Annie McKee and Fran Johnston. Boyatzis has a BS in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT and a MS and PhD in Social Psychology from Harvard University.
Founding Principal, PrimeGenesis; author, “The New Leader's 100 Day Action Plan”
George Bradt has a unique perspective on transformational leadership based on his experience as an executive, consultant, and writer. He progressed through sales, marketing and general management roles in North America, Europe and Asia at companies including Unilever, Procter & Gamble, Coca-Cola and J.D. Power’s Power Information Network spin off as chief executive. Now he is a principal of CEO Connection and managing director of the executive onboarding group PrimeGenesis. He is a graduate of Harvard and Wharton (MBA), author of four books on onboarding, including “The New Leader’s 100-Day Action Plan,” a weekly column on Forbes.com (The New Leader’s Playbook), and four musical plays (book, lyrics and music).
Hy Pomerance, PhD
Chief Human Resources Officer, New York Life Insurance
Hy Pomerance is senior vice president of human resources at New York Life Insurance Co. As chief talent officer, he sets the overall strategy for human resources, overseeing all human resources services delivery and works closely with the chief executive officer in evolving and advancing the corporate culture. His responsibilities include diversity, talent management, learning and development, talent acquisition and organization change management.
Pomerance joined New York Life in April 2009. Previously, he served as managing director and global head of talent at UBS Investment Bank from 2003 -09. Prior to UBS, Pomerance was senior vice president and head of human resources at Malcolm Pirnie Inc., a private management consultancy. In addition to human resources, he ran the global business division that provided human capital management consulting and senior executive development services. This division was once a separate firm Pomerance founded in 1997 and sold to MPI in 2000.
Over the course of his 15-year career in consulting, Pomerance has worked closely with senior leadership teams at Fortune 100 companies to help develop and implement succession and executive development strategy. He has a doctorate in clinical psychology and a master’s degree in organization behavior. A recognized expert in executive development, Pomerance has published numerous book chapters and articles on leadership and culture change.
He lives in Weston, Conn., with his wife and two boys.