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Melanie Katzman          

Business Psychologist, Advisor & Consultant To The World's Top Companies; Author of "Connect First"

Melanie A. Katzman, Ph.D., is a business psychologist, advisor, and consultant to the world’s top public and private companies, as well as governmental and nonprofit institutions. Her new book CONNECT FIRST is a Wall Street Journal bestseller.

A sought-after expert in executive development, group dynamics, and leadership diversity, she founded Katzman Consulting in 1999 and has worked with businesses -- including Accenture, Bain Consulting, Goldman Sachs, MTV, PwC, and Viacom -- in 31 countries. A busy speaker, Katzman is also a partner of the global social enterprise Leaders’ Quest, which serves a community of 12,000 members and facilitates cross-sector strategic discussions on pressing economic and social problems.

She has held faculty positions in psychiatry at Weill-Cornell Medical Center and the University of London was a senior fellow at Wharton Business School’s Center for Leadership and Change Management, and was a visiting professor at Bocconi Business School in Milan, the Henley School of Management in Henley-on-Thames, England, and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She’s also on the international advisory board of Fundação Dom Cabral, South America’s largest business school.

In January of 2020, Katzman's first book, "Connect First: 52 Simple Ways to Ignite Success, Meaning and Joy at Work," was released.

She co-created and co-hosted the show “[email protected]” on SiriusXM Satellite Radio. She has been featured in the Financial Times, New York Times, O Magazine, South China Morning Post, Vanity Fair, and on ABC-TV, CBS-TV, and Lifetime. She lives in New York City.

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