DAISY DOWLING, Series Editor, is founder and CEO of Workparent, a specialty coaching and advisory firm focused on working parents. She writes about working parent solutions for HBR and is the author of Workparent: The Complete Guide to Succeeding on the Job, Staying True to Yourself, and Raising Happy Kids (Harvard Business Review Press, 2021). She is a full-time working parent to two young children. She can be reached at www.workparent.com.
ALICE BOYES is a former clinical psychologist turned writer and the author of The Healthy Mind Toolkit and The Anxiety Toolkit. She’s the mother of a creative 4-year-old.
SARAH GREEN CARMICHAEL is a columnist and editor at Bloomberg Opinion and was previously an executive editor at Harvard Business Review. She has affectionately named her rather perfectionistic inner critic “Hermione.”
JAMES M. CITRIN is author of The Career Playbook: Essential Advice for Today’s Aspiring Young Professional. He also leads Spencer Stuart’s North American CEO practice and is a core member of the firm’s board practice. A dedicated father of three, he has been attempting to give his kids—and all of their friends—career advice since they were in college!
PRISCILLA CLAMAN is a retired human resources executive and consultant. She is a contributor to the HBR Guide to Getting the Right Job (Harvard Business Review Press, 2012). In addition to coaching many people through periods of corporate craziness, she survived a week with three children under 2 and a broken washing machine. In addition to her three children, she has nine grandchildren and is a supplemental parent to four dogs, two cats, a rabbit, a retired horse, and eleven chickens.
JOSEPH FOLKMAN is the president of Zenger/Folkman, a leadership development consultancy. He is a coauthor of the HBR article “Making Yourself Indispensable” and the book Speed: How Leaders Accelerate Successful Execution. Follow him on Twitter @joefolkman.
AMY GALLO is a contributing editor at Harvard Business Review and the author of the HBR Guide to Dealing with Conflict at Work (Harvard Business Review Press, 2017). She writes and speaks about workplace dynamics. As the parent of a teenager, she spends a lot of time trying to figure out how to apply her own advice on difficult conversations at home. Follow her on Twitter @amyegallo.
MARK GOULSTON, is a business psychiatrist, executive adviser, keynote/TEDx speaker, and host of the My Wakeup Call podcast and the LinkedIn Live show No Strings Attached. He is the author of Just Listen and coauthor of Why Cope When You Can Heal? He absolutely adores his grandchildren and is trying to make up with them for not being as present with his grown children when they were young.
JOSEPH GRENNY is a four-time New York Times bestselling author, keynote speaker, and leading social scientist for business performance. His work has been translated into 28 languages, is available in 36 countries, and has generated results for 300 of the Fortune 500. He is the cofounder of VitalSmarts, an innovator in corporate training and leadership development.
MARY (MOLLY) C. KERN is an organizational psychologist and associate professor of management at Baruch College at the City University of New York. Her research and teaching focus on negotiation processes and team dynamics aimed toward maximizing performance and bounded ethicality to support ethical learners. Although a negotiation scholar, she gets a lot of real-world practice translating the science into more of an art with her two teenagers.
TERRI R. KURTZBERG is an associate professor of management at Rutgers Business School. She is the author of four books, and her research on e-communication and negotiations is frequently quoted in the media. She is the recipient of multiple teaching and research awards. She was especially grateful for her PhD in negotiations when she started raising two kids who were born negotiators, although on any given day, it’s anyone’s guess who has the edge.
BRITTNEY MAXFIELD is the senior director of marketing communications at VitalSmarts. She is also a busy mom to three brilliant children, ages 8, 6, and 2. Her evenings are jam-packed with homework, soccer games, piano practice, and finding the closest drive-through everyone can agree on. And, despite the chaos, she wouldn’t have it any other way.
TARA MOHR is an expert on women’s leadership and well-being. She is the author of Playing Big: Practical Wisdom for Women Who Want to Speak Up, Create, and Lead and creator of the Playing Big leadership programs for women. Tara is the mom of two little people, ages 3 and 6, and lives in San Francisco, where she loves long, hilly walks, superb coffee, and wearing cozy sweaters in the fog.
SABINA NAWAZ is a global CEO coach, leadership keynote speaker, and writer working in over 26 countries. She advises C-level executives in Fortune 500 corporations, government agencies, nonprofits, and academic organizations. Sabina has spoken at hundreds of seminars, events, and conferences, including TEDx, and has written for FastCompany.com, Inc.com, and Forbes.com. She is lucky to have the support of her stay-at-home husband. She counts as successful any meeting that’s free of interruption by her two teenage sons or two dogs. A successful day is one spent with them. Follow her on Twitter @sabinanawaz.
BARBARA RICCI is the founding executive director of Mindful Philanthropy, a new nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase informed giving in mental health, addiction, and community well-being. She is a senior adviser in behavioral health at the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy. She is a former board member at the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and a former managing director at two global banks (UBS and Deutsche Bank). She is the mother of two sons, aunt of three nieces, and is inspired by a brother who lives with schizophrenia. She is a firm believer that students should be allowed excused absences for physical and mental health reasons.
DEBORAH GRAYSON RIEGEL is a keynote speaker, executive coach, and consultant who teaches leadership communication for Wharton Business School and Columbia Business School. The author of Overcoming Overthinking: 36 Ways to Tame Anxiety for Work, School, and Life, she consults with clients including Amazon, Bloomberg, PepsiCo, and the United States Army. Deborah and her husband, Michael, also an executive coach, learned everything they know about how to avoid difficult conversations as the parents of twins.
DENISE M. ROUSSEAU is the H. J. Heinz II University Professor of Organizational Behavior and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. Her research focuses on the changing employment relationship and the effects employees have on organizations. She comes by her experience with the work-family–related negotiations in raising twins, who played office and school, but seldom house. The twins, now adults, do a much better job of work-family balance, of which their mother is proud.
MONIQUE VALCOUR is an executive coach, keynote speaker, and management professor. She helps clients create and sustain fulfilling and high-performance jobs, careers, workplaces, and lives. Her greatest joy in life is talking and laughing with her husband and two adult daughters. Contact her at www.moniquevalcour.com.
JACK ZENGER is the CEO of Zenger/Folkman, a leadership development consultancy. He is a coauthor of the HBR article, “Making Yourself Indispensable,” and the book Speed: How Leaders Accelerate Successful Execution. Follow him on Twitter @jhzenger. Jack and his wife Holly attempt to stay connected with their combined family of 10 children, 37 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. Whew!
JELENA ZIKIC is an associate professor at York University. In her research and practice, she explores a combination of career and life transitions of diverse populations. She is a mother of two boys who speak four languages, and as an avid traveler she promotes exposing your children to the wonders of travel as soon as they are born!