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Cathleen Swody - Leadership Research Institute. Hartford, CT, US

Cathleen Swody Cathleen Swody

Leadership Advisor, Employee Engagement Consultant, and Researcher | Leadership Research Institute


Leadership Advisor and Researcher



Cathleen Swody, Ph.D. specializes in leadership development for senior leaders and emerging senior leaders. As an active coach, researcher, and facilitator, she partners with leaders to strengthen credibility and employee engagement to support sustainable business growth. Her significant expertise in employee engagement helps leaders recognize how their behaviors are critical for developing high-performing teams and retaining talent.

Cathleen’s thought leadership in understanding how people attain success has fueled numerous articles and speaking engagements. Her passion for championing senior-level women in leading meaningful careers, providing evidence-based hope to junior women, and helping organizations retain extraordinary talent inspired her to found the LeaderMom™ Panel with Catherine Flavin, a high-performing cross-industry group of senior leaders and moms who share their insights into success. Cathleen has developed The Advisor™ an innovative 360 tool designed to help grow and develop the emotional intelligence skills of executives with Dr. Rob Fazio.

Industry Expertise (1)

Management Consulting

Areas of Expertise (2)

Employee Engagement

Executive Emotional Intelligence

Education (1)

University of Connecticut: Ph.D., Industrial/Organizational Psychology 2006


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