Kathia Laszlo

Council & Learning Catalyst // , , ,

Kathia Castro Laszlo, PhD is an international educator, researcher, coach and consultant committed to facilitate transformational processes that lead to cultural healing and integral sustainability. She is co-founder of Syntony Quest and of the Global Leadership Lab. She is professor at Saybrook University in the School of Organizational Leadership and Transformation where she coordinates the specialization in Leadership of Sustainable Systems. Kathia has taught leadership, organizational development and strategy in the sustainability oriented MBAs of Presidio Graduate School (San Francisco), Bainbridge Graduate Institute (Seattle), Dominican University of California (San Francisco), EGADE Business School (Mexico), and Universidad del Medio Ambiente (Mexico).

Her interdisciplinary research and publications spans the fields of systems thinking, organizational change, leadership, education, sustainability and social innovation. Her current action inquiry is on the expansion from systems thinking to systems feeling and being as a way of incorporating feminine and indigenous ways of knowing and relating as well as on the design of new business and organizational models that support collaborative learning and authentic leadership for the expression of our full humanity in service of life. Through her understanding of adult learning, group creativity and dialogue, Kathia has facilitated numerous learning and design processes in business, academic, and community contexts in North America, Latin America and Europe and has coached hundreds of socio-ecological entrepreneurs seeking to blend business, responsibility and higher purpose. She writes for the blog Rethinking Complexity and is currently working on two book manuscripts: one on her experience as an educational entrepreneur creating the conditions for evolutionary learning communities (working title: The Joy of Learning: Evolving education for a thriving world) and one on evolutionary leadership (working title: Self as Instrument: Healing, transformation, and leadership from the inside out). She is also incubating a few social enterprises which are organizational experiments on what she calls sacred entrepreneurship.