Online Conference 5-11 July 2021
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.
Irena Izotova is an 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.
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.”
Nevena Jeremic is professionally established in domains of Coaching and Consulting and works with executives, owners, top management team members, high-potential talents, etc. She has worked within different organizational settings – corporations, international and Serbian companies, start-ups as well as in public sector & governmental environment in the areas of System-psychodynamic consulting, Process interventions consulting, Organizational (re)structuring and Individuals’ Development. She has also been engaged as Approved Tutor & Lecturer – Heriot Watt University - Life Science, Edinburgh, UK.
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 received his Ph.D. Degree from Indian Institute of Science Bangalore and 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 Affiliate Life Member of the Indian Psycho-analytic Society and an accredited Yoga Shikshak and Karma Sannyasin of the Bihar School of Yoga. He is 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.
Pearl was first trained to be a diplomat in Hanoi, Vietnam. She later re-trained in Business Administration (Henley) and spent 25 years in managing business for European manufacturers in Asia, founding companies, creating premium brands. Curious to know why people do what they do, she engaged in system-psychodynamic study, coaching, consulting at group, organisation, and board level (INSEAD, Tavistock Institute of Human relations, Cambridge, Ashridge). Pearl lives in London and pursues a professional doctorate at Tavistock Portman on consulting and organisation.