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Caryn Staebler PhD
Executive Coach & Organizational Development Consultant

Caryn is an Organizational Psychologist who specializes in the areas of organization, team, and leadership development. Her expertise is built on a strong education in organizational behavior and over ten years of experience coaching executives, senior managers, and teams to improve their ability to achieve outstanding performance. Caryn has a track record for building alignment and capability of executive and critical operating teams to work together and get results. She gains credibility with diverse clients through her own leadership experiences, strong business focus, and challenging yet supportive approach.

Consulting Experience:

Caryn has consulted to organizations in the academic, service, manufacturing, high-tech, financial, creative, and entertainment industries with clients as diverse as start-ups to Fortune 500 companies and non-profits. Her client list includes work with Anheuser-Busch, AT&T, Qualcomm, University of California-SD CEO Connect, Maxim Pharmaceuticals, Overland Data, SeaWorld, San Diego Convention Center, Emerson Electric, DePaul Hospital, Sara Lee, May Company, Saint Louis University, Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, and the Center for Organizational Learning & Renewal. She has consulted multiple years with a Leadership Academy for a Fortune 500 Insurance & Financial Services Company to develop leaders in a company undergoing major cultural transition. Her ongoing responsibilities include developing and delivering leadership programs, conducting survey-based organization change workshops, leadership coaching, executive team building and the development & implementation of talent review & identification processes. She has also been an adjunct feedback coach for the Center for Creative Leadership where she facilitates coaching sessions and delivers one-on-one coaching to improve leader effectiveness.


Industry Experience:

Prior to her external consulting experiences, Caryn served as the Vice President of Organization Development at Anacomp, Inc. in San Diego, where she worked directly with the CEO and executive team on leadership development, strategy, and large-scale organization change. She also has several years of corporate experience as an internal consultant to leaders at Anheuser-Busch in St. Louis. In both organizations, she was responsible for developing and implementing corporate-wide initiatives (including succession planning, leadership development, employee surveys, conflict resolution programs, business process re-engineering, and measurement systems) and supporting several executive teams in visioning, strategy planning, and teamwork.

Relevant Affiliations/ Professional Activities:

  • Adjunct faculty at Saint Louis University, Washington University's Olin School of Business, the University of Missouri School of Business, and Alliant International University's graduate Organizational Studies program 1995-2002)
  • Gateway Industrial/Organizational Psychologists, President (1999)
  • Institute for Management Studies St. Louis Advisory Board (1997 - 1999)
  • 14 professional presentations and 5 publications of research (1989 - 2002)
  • Breakthrough Quality Improvement Strategies workshop for 7th Annual California Awards for Performance Excellence Conference (April 2001)
  • Guest lecturer for MBA, graduate and undergraduate psychology classes (1995 - 2002)
  • Dissertation committee member for student at Alliant International University (Present)
  • Community service consulting for the American Red Cross, St. Louis Equity Fund, City of St. Louis Division of Health, Center of Contemporary Arts, California Awards for Performance Excellence Council, San Diego Chapter of ASTD (1994 - 2002)


Education & Training:

  • Ph.D. in both Social & Organizational Psychology from Saint Louis University (1997)
  • M.S. in both Social & Organizational Psychology from Saint Louis University (1992)
  • BA in Psychology & Economics (minor) from Framingham State College (1989)
  • Certified in a broad array of assessment tools, training & team interventions

Personal interest:

  • Wine tasting
  • Photography
  • Traveling & visiting with family & friends
  • Lives with her significant other (also an Organizational Psychologist) in Hoffman Estates, IL

An interesting question she likes to ask:
"If your free time was truly "free," what would you most enjoy doing?" Why?
Click here to see her answer

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