About Dr. Gottschalk


Industrial & Organizational Psychologist. Work life strategist. Coach.

I help people & teams better understand work life, so they can unlock creativity & potential. My coaching practice focuses on the development of core stability — the underlying foundations that support our work. I specialize in helping aspiring leaders develop and define their unique leadership brand, including their vision for team culture. (Read about core stability at The Harvard Business Review.)

I am honored to have worked clients representing the auto, education, technology, hotel & non-profit sectors, where I have helped leaders face obstacles and teams get unstuck.  An avid blogger, I am a charter member of LinkedIn Influencer program, where I’ve built a following of 2+ Million. My perspectives on work life have also been shared at The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, Talent Zoo, US News & World Report, The Huffington Post, The Muse and The World Economic Forum blog. 

I hold a B.S. in Psychology from Michigan State University and a Ph.D. in Industrial & Organizational Psychology with a minor concentration in multivariate statistics, from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.

Themes explored at this site:

  • Productivity: What habits & mindsets can support our work?
  • Managing Ourselves: How can we address obstacles in our way?
  • Managing Others: How can we help others excel?

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