Marla Gottschalk is an Industrial & Organizational Psychologist, diagnostician & advisor. She helps people & organizations thrive — through the development of core strength.


In the Media
Dr. Gottschalk began blogging with the hope of bringing work-focused research to a broader audience. In 2012, she became a Charter Member of the LinkedIn Influencer Program.

Her perspectives on organizations and work life can be found at Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, Talent Zoo, US News & World Report, The Huffington Post, The Muse and The World Economic Forum blog. Over the years, she has developed a niche, where she breaks down challenging work life situations and poses solutions drawing from psychological research. Content-wise she has collaborated with known brands such as Toyota, and Johnson & Johnson.

Practice, Training & Advisory Roles
Dr. Gottschalk’s practice continues to focus upon helping people and organizations build a strong foundation. She earned a B.S. in Psychology from Michigan State University and a Ph.D. in Industrial & Organizational Psychology from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. She completed an internship at the Burroughs Corporation (now Uniysis) —  and has worked with organizations in the auto, education, technology, hotel & non-profit sectors. She currently serves as a diagnostician at Gapingvoid Culture Design Group and the Board of Directors at Jostle, a unique cloud-based intranet platform that emphasizes connectivity at work.

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