Prof. Dr. Claudia Nagel is the current president of ISPSO. She is a consultant, coach, author, and senior advisor to international organizations and their board members. Claudia is Professor at the VU Amsterdam University where she holds a Chair on change and identity in organization sciences. She is also Visiting Professor at HUBS, UK. Aneconomist (MBA), an organizational psychologist (PhD) and chartered psychoanalyst (ISAP), Claudia is an expert on strategic management, leadership, and change processes. She is the CEO of Nagel & Company, and a senior executive coach for Coach Source. She publishes extensively on contemporary psycho- and sociodynamic aspects of organizational and social life and on Behavioral Strategy. Her most recent book is: “Psychodynamic Coaching” (2020, Routledge). In 2015 Claudia founded an NGO to support Nepal earth-quake victims.
Executive &Team Coach, Organizational Consultant, Business Psychologist working with organizations in the systems psychodynamic approach.
She works with executives, boards, senior officers and top management teams in international and Russian companies. She also consults business owners and start ups.
She is a lecturer and a supervisor on the Master’s Program “Psychoanalysis and Business Consulting”, Higher School of Economics, Moscow
She is the President of the Association of Psychoanalytic Coaching and Business Consulting.
Irena is a psychoanalyst of Lacanian orientation with private practice.
Professor Steen Visholm, PhD. (Roskilde University, Denmark).
Education: MScA (Psychology), University of Copenhagen 1983, Ph.D., University of Copenhagen University 1995, Approved as specialist and supervisor in psychotherapy (1995) and specialist (2004) and supervisor (2007) in work and organizational psychology. The Danish Psychological Association.
GRC: Leicester Conferences: 1997 (participant), 2005 (training group), 2016 (staff).
Staff member on more than 50 and director on more than 25 Group Relations conferences at OPU, MPO, NAPSO and NOV.
Jobs: Clinical psychologist in psychiatry (Slagelse and Hillerød) 1984-1994, Staff Member of OPU 1995 - (Organizational Psychology, Institute of Group Analysis), Associate Professor Roskilde University 1996 – 2011, Professor MSO (group and organizational psychology), Roskilde University 2011-, Director for MPO (Master of the Psychology of Organisation), Roskilde University, 2001–,
ISPSO AM Chair Elsinore 2010, board member 2014-, AM Co-Chair 2017 Copenhagen.
Other: OPUS associate 2005 -, Gunnar Hjelhjolt Award. 2005. Chair NAPSO 2008–, participant International Gathering of Programs 2013 -, Review Editor Organisational and Social Dynamics 2015–
Jeffrey Axelbank has worked with a variety of companies, organizations, and communities around issues such as strategic planning involving all stakeholder groups, conflict resolution, leadership development, change/transition management, burnout/morale, and effective meetings. He specializes in whole-system interventions, focusing on underlying dynamics to find the most sensible path forward. Jeff was named 2011 Psychologist of the Year by the New Jersey Psychological Association, and was awarded the prestigious Peterson Prize in 2013 by the Rutgers University Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology for “outstanding contributions to professional psychology.”
Prof. Dr. Ajeet Mathur has responsibility for Inter-organisational collaborations of ISPSO. He consults to leaders and their teams on strategy, transformative leadership, and creative collaboration for change management. He is Professor Emeritus, NDIM and has been Professor at IIMs Ahmedabad and Calcutta, and the EU-Tempus Professor of European Integration and Internationalisation. He has held visiting academic appointments at K.U.Leuven, University of California at Berkeley, Aalto University and Tampere University, among others. He chaired the Centre for Gender Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity for five years. His publications include more than thirty books and over one hundred and sixty papers in scientific journals and anthologies. He is one of the authors of the International Encyclopaedia of Laws. He is on the Staff of Group Relations Conferences since 1983 and has directed Group Relations Conferences in Europe and India. He served as Director and CEO of the Institute of Applied Manpower Research with the rank of Secretary to the Government of India. He has served on the Board of Directors with Corporates in India and Europe and with the School of Inter-disciplinary Studies, IGNOU. He is an accredited Yoga Shikshak and Karma Sannyasin of the Bihar School of Yoga and recipient of several national and international honours and awards.
Aaron J. Nurick, Ph.D. is Professor of Management and Psychology at Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA where he teaches courses in Interpersonal Relations in Management, Emotionally Intelligent Leadership, and Social Psychology. He is the author of The Good Enough Manager: The Making of a GEM 2nd edition (Routledge, 2020) and articles in several journals, including Human Relations, Psychological Bulletin, Human Resource Management, and the Journal of Management Education. He is co-editor of the international journal, Organisational and Social Dynamics, and is a Board member of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations. Over his 40 year plus career at Bentley University, he has received numerous awards, including the Gregory H. Adamian Award for Lifetime Excellence in Teaching, in 2019.
Rob Ryan is a facilitator, coach and business consultant and a Director of wisdom+work – a boutique consulting firm based in Melbourne, Australia. He is also Senior Associate of NIODA Consulting. He provides consulting services in team and leadership development, strategic planning and evaluation, organisation and service reviews, governance and analytic coaching in government, business and not-for-profit sectors.
In his last twenty-four years of working with government, not-for profits and educational organisations, Rob has worked creatively and successfully, consulting to a wide range of clients in leadership, transitions and change management.
Academic and Professional Qualifications
Nicola supports executives and their teams reflect leadership, organizational dynamics and development strategies to explore future scenarios and creative collaboration.
Nicola began her career as an organizational psychologist / change management consultant for an international consultancy firm, later she developed and led the European eBusiness Strategy & Change Management consultancy group for a multinational technology company. She has consulted to a range of organizations in Finance, Legal, Pharma, Energy, Technology, Government, NGO’s & Start-ups and has lectured at business schools in the U.S., Europe and Asia.
Nicola's approach to transformation and innovation@work draws on her curiosity and experience in systems-psychodynamics and process design for common sense and purpose. Originally from London, Nicola has lived in Frankfurt, Geneva, Berlin, Paris, The Hague, New Orleans and Houston. She is currently based in the Netherlands.