DAISY DOWLING, SERIES EDITOR, is the founder and CEO of Workparent, the executive coaching and training firm, and 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.
CHRISTOPHER M. BARNES is a professor of organizational behavior at the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business. He worked in the Fatigue Countermeasures branch of the Air Force Research Laboratory before pursuing his PhD in Organizational Behavior at Michigan State University and has kept sleep as his primary research interest. He has twin infants and a preschooler and thus understands sleep deprivation from an experiential perspective as well.
SCOTT BEHSON is a professor of management at Fairleigh Dickinson University and the author of The Working Dad’s Survival Guide and the forthcoming book The Family-Forward Workplace. He writes and consults on work-life policies and has been a featured speaker at both the White House and United Nations. His most important roles are as husband and father. He can be seen most often writing in the car during his teen son’s sports practices.
ALICE BOYES, PHD, is a former clinical psychologist turned writer and is author of The Healthy Mind Toolkit and The Anxiety Toolkit. She is mom to a 4-year-old daughter.
ALEXANDER CAILLET is the CEO of Corentus, Inc., an international professional services firm dedicated to team and leadership development. An organizational psychologist, he is on the faculty of Georgetown University’s Institute for Transformational Leadership and its Leadership Coaching program. Born in France, Alexander currently lives in the United States and has lived and worked in over 30 countries.
RUSSELL CLAYTON is a faculty member at the Muma College of Business at the University of South Florida and a cofounder of Work-Life Insights, a training and continuing education firm. He is also a husband and father of two wonderful daughters. When he is not teaching or leading a workshop, you can often find him with his family at the beach or Disney World. Connect with him at www.worklifeinsights.com.
JACKIE COLEMAN is a former marriage counselor and most recently worked on education programs for the state of Georgia. She and her husband John have three wonder ful kids under 7, who keep them up to date on all things Pokémon, Fancy Nancy, and Old MacDonald’s farm.
JOHN COLEMAN is a coauthor of the book Passion and Purpose: Stories from the Best and Brightest Young Business Leaders (Harvard Business Review Press, 2012). He is the father of three wonderful children, with his wife Jackie. Follow him on Twitter @johnwcoleman.
NICK CROCKER is a general partner at Blackbird Ventures and runs the firm’s Melbourne office. He is a cofounder and former CEO of Sessions, a personal coaching program that uses technology to help people live better, healthier lives. His writing has been published in Wired, Fast Company, and Harvard Business Review. Follow him on Twitter @nickcrocker.
KYLE S. H. DOBSON is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Texas at Austin’s Population Research Center. Although he doesn’t have children of his own yet, he treasures the time he gets to talk about his mutual love of superheroes and Pokémon with his best friend’s children.
STEWART D. FRIEDMAN, an organizational psychologist at the Wharton School, is author of three Harvard Business Review Press books—Total Leadership, Leading the Life You Want, and Parents Who Lead. He founded the Wharton Leadership Program, the Wharton Work/Life Integration Project, and Total Leadership, a management consulting and training company. His three grown children work in education. He hopes his two grandchildren will help us all heal our broken world.
MICHELLE GALE is a chief of staff at Autodesk, where she founded Autodesk Pause, a mindfulness community. In her spare time, she practices parenting two teenage boys with awareness, curiosity, and plenty of humor.
FRANCESCA GINO is a behavioral scientist and the Tandon Family Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. She is the author of the books Rebel Talent and Sidetracked: Why Our Decisions Get Derailed, and How We Can Stick to the Plan. Follow her on Twitter @francescagino.
AMIE M. GORDON is an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where she directs the Well-being, Health, and Interpersonal Relationships Lab (WHIRL). She received her PhD in social-personality psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. As a working mother who functions best on nine hours of sleep, much of her research on sleep and its effects on relationships has been inspired by her own nights of sleep deprivation.
HEIDI GRANT is a social psychologist who researches, writes, and speaks about the science of motivation. She is the director of research & development, EY Americas Learning, and serves as associate director of Columbia’s Motivation Science Center. She received her doctorate in social psychology from Columbia University. Her most recent book is Reinforcements: How to Get People to Help You (Harvard Review Press, 2018). She is also the author of Nine Things Successful People Do Differently (Harvard Business Review Press, 2012) and No One Understands You and What to Do About It (Harvard Business Review Press, 2015).
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.
JEREMY HIRSHBERG, PHD, is a leadership and organizational development consultant. He lives in Southern California with his wife, Shelley, and two boys, Miles and Eli.
ART MARKMAN, PHD, is the Annabel Irion Worsham Centennial Professor of Psychology, Marketing, and Human Dimensions of Organizations at the University of Texas at Austin and executive director of the IC2 Institute. He has written over 150 scholarly papers on topics including reasoning, decision making, and motivation. His most recent book is Bring Your Brain to Work (Harvard Business Review Press, 2019).
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 every one can agree on. And, despite the chaos, she wouldn’t have it any other way.
KATE NORTHRUP is the bestselling author of Do Less and Money: A Love Story. Her digital company helps ambitious women light up the world without burning themselves out. Learn more at katenorthrup.com.
STEFANO PETTI is a partner at Asterys, an international organizational development firm, and the coauthor of AEquacy: The New Human-Centered Organization Design to Thrive in a Complex World. Born in Italy, married to a proud Swede, and parent to two young kids, he is a passionate lifelong learner and explorer.
NEAL J. ROESE is the SC Johnson Chair in Global Marketing at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and the author of If Only: How to Turn Regret into Opportunity. He is the father of two college-age daughters.
ALEXANDRA SAMUEL is a speaker, researcher, and writer who works with the world’s leading companies to understand their online customers and craft data-driven reports like “Sharing Is the New Buying.” Alex is the author of Work Smarter with Social Media (Harvard Business Review Press, 2015); her new class, Work Productivity: Work Smarter with Your Inbox, is now available on Skillshare. Follow Alex on Twitter @awsamuel.
ELIZABETH GRACE SAUNDERS is a time management coach and the founder of Real Life E Time Coaching & Speaking. She is author of How to Invest Your Time Like Money and Divine Time Management. Find out more at www.RealLifeE.com.
AMY JEN SU is a cofounder and managing partner of Paravis Partners, a premier executive coaching and leadership development firm. For the past two decades, she has coached CEOs, executives, and rising stars in organizations. She is the author of the Harvard Business Review Press book The Leader You Want to Be and coauthor of Own the Room with Muriel Maignan Wilkins. Amy is also a full-time working parent with a teenage son who is currently in high school.
TIM SULLIVAN is a publisher and the former editorial director of Harvard Business Review Press. He is the coauthor of The Org and The Inner Lives of Markets. He has also co-parented five children all the way to adulthood and knows he’s not done yet. You can follow him on Twitter @Tim_Org.
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. Follow her on Twitter @moniquevalcour.
ALYSSA F. WESTRING is the Vincent de Paul Associate Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship at DePaul University’s Driehaus College of Business. She is the coauthor of Parents Who Lead (Harvard Business Review Press, 2020). She is an award-winning educator and is director of research at Total Leadership. She has two school-age children and lives in Chicago.