Dr. Kerul Kassel uses her doctorate in Human & Organizational Systems to help organizations and their leaders focus on (environmental and social) sustainability. She is the author of a book on applying systems thinking to business management practices, a sort of "CliffsNotes" to sustainability and systems thinking for executives and managers.
Her research focuses on sustainability in an organizational context, and she has been awarded a Fellowship at the Institute for Social Innovation.
In addition to consulting, writing, and research, she has expertise in coaching, working with change agents, executives, managers, and business owners as a recognized expert in productivity and performance, and has multiple industry certifications.
Dr. Kassel holds a LEED Green Association accreditation, and is currently obtaining a certification through the International Society of Sustainability Professionals.
She is also a publicly-elected official: Board Supervisor for the Harmony Community Development District. She has participated in the World Series of Birding (to raise funds for conservation efforts) for over a decade. She has also been studying leadership through the lens of natural horsemanship.
Industry Expertise (3)
Training and Development
Areas of Expertise (3)
Executive Coaching and Consulting
Fielding Graduate University: PhD, Human and Organizational Systems 2011
Fielding Graduate University: MA, Human Development 2009
Goddard College: MA, Social Ecology 1981
- Academy of Management : Member
- International Society of Sustainability Professionals : Member
- US Green Building Council : Member
- International Coach Federation : Member
- International Association of Coaches : Member
- New Leaf Systems : President
- LEAP! : Developing Sustainability Mindset Working Group of the Principles for Responsible Education (United National Global Compact Initiative)
Business Schools and Responsible Management: A Long Road to FreedomSocial Sciences Research Network
(2015) While Business Schools are criticized for failing to encourage responsible management, several schools are innovating towards such management for their own organization. This research has a closer look at the people involved in changing the ...
The circle of inclusion: Sustainability, CSR and the values that drive themJournal of Human Values
(2012) This article examines the values that underlie notions of sustainability and corporate social responsibility, and how those values influence perspectives on who and what is included in decision-making. The author argues that the epistemologies of ...
Corporate leaders and sustainability: The role of value orientation in sustainable changeCCR Conference
(2011) How might the interests of self and organization, global humanity, and the biosphere be balanced in the cultures of organizations that pursue sustainable practices? The focus of this research study was the relationship between the value orientations of US ...
CEO social value orientation and its relation to sustainability practices in corporate AmericaFielding Graduate University
(2011) The focus of this research study is the relationship between the value orientations of U.S.-based Fortune 1000 CEOs and their organizational sustainability practices (OSP) using data collected in surveys. Data on environmental concerns, awareness of consequences, social value orientations, CEO perspectives on sustainability initiatives, and OSP were used to explore the salience of such factors in the diffusion of sustainability practices in industry...