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May 2018 Meeting/Webcast: Panel Discussion

  • 05/23/2018
  • 4:15 PM - 6:00 PM
  • McCormick & Schmick's Crystal City


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Panel Discussion on Coaching and I/O Psychology

Wanda J. Campbell, Ph.D., PCC (Cultivare Leadership Development), Rita Lazzarini (PDRI), Fred Mael, Ph.D., PCC(Mael Consulting & Coaching), and Shonna Waters, Ph.D., ACC (BetterUp)


  • Food and wine included on-site.
  • Email questions for the presenter to vp.ptcmw@gmail.com by 12pm ET the day before.
Location: McCormick & Schmick's Crystal City
  • Crystal City Shops, 2010 Crystal Dr, Arlington, VA 22202 (map)
  • Metro Access and Parking Available


What is Coaching? Can you really be a legitimate coaching professional while being a legitimate I-O professional? How does Coaching fit into the traditional I/O framework? Does it fit at all? Are I-O professionals qualified to coach? Or does it take a unique skill set to be successful as a coaching professional?

Join us this May event for a panel discussion on Coaching and I-O Psychology. Our four presenters, all of whom have backgrounds in I-O Psychology and Coaching, offer varied perspectives and share their work experiences as they tackle these questions and others that you might have!

Speaker Bios: 

Wanda J. Campbell, Ph.D., PCC, is the Principal of Cultivare Leadership Development, LLC. In this role, she specializes in helping brilliant, highly analytical professionals enhance their relationships and influence, resulting in greater productivity and performance. Over the past six years she has coached clients ranging from General Manager to President and CEO in corporations (domestic and international), non-profits, and associations. Prior to becoming an executive coach, Wanda worked with Edison Electric Institute's (EEI) Employment Testing Program for 22 years. From 1998 through 2012, she served as the Director/Senior Director with responsibility for the strategic direction, profit and loss, operations, and legal defense of the nationwide employment testing program. Wanda left EEI in 2012 to pursue an encore career as an executive coach and leadership development consultant.

Wanda’s education includes a B.S. in Business Administration from Shippensburg University, a Ph.D. in I-O Psychology from Old Dominion University, and a Certificate in Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University. More recently, Wanda earned a Professional Certified Coach certification from the International Coach Federation.

Rita Lazzarini is a Senior Human Capital Consultant at PDRI, an SHL Company. She has over eighteen years of experience developing, implementing, and evaluating innovative human capital solutions for both private and public-sector clients. Her broad areas of expertise include coaching, leadership and organizational development, performance management, training solutions, and employee assessment. Since joining PDRI in 2010, she has had the opportunity to lead multiple coaching interventions; create and implement a variety of leadership development programs, tools, and assessments; direct several change management initiatives; conduct a variety of organizational development interventions; and, facilitate multiple meetings and processes in support of organizational goals.

Her expertise includes coaching individuals at all levels of the organization, conducting team coaching sessions, and designing and delivering coaching programs and coach training sessions. Rita holds two coaching certifications, with expertise in both workplace coaching and health and wellness coaching.

Fred Mael Ph.D., PCC, has worked as an organizational consultant for 30 years, doing consulting and research in areas such as organizational culture, employee and customer loyalty, organizational surveys, best practices studies, and development of performance management systems. He worked for ARI as a researcher and has worked as a consultant to government, non-profit and commercial organizations for over 20 years, first as a member of AIR and then as a sole practitioner. He has also been an executive coach since 2002, coaching a full range of professionals, managers and executive leaders. His coaching has focused on such areas as career progression, management of relationships with superiors and subordinates, goal achievement and priority setting, gaining resources and influence, and work-life balance. Fred is the author of over eighty book chapters, journal articles, and conference presentations on topics such as loyalty, leadership, workforce selection and retention, and work unit cohesion. In 2004 he was named a Fellow of SIOP and APA for what was termed “programmatic and influential work” in the field. He has a Ph.D. in I-O Psychology from Wayne State University, as well as a Masters in Counseling Psychology from Loyola College of Maryland, and is a Professional Certified Coach as certified by the International Coach Federation.

Shonna Waters, Ph.D., ACC is a regional vice president of behavioral science at BetterUp, where she leads a team that conducts research to advance the science of behavior change and consults with organizations to apply it in support of business goals. Prior to joining BetterUp, Shonna was the Vice President of Research at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Technical Director of Human Resource Strategy and Program Design at the National Security Agency. She has spent over 15 years helping organizations make evidence-based decisions. She continues to coach in her own coaching practice. Her clients include leaders across organizational levels (ICs to C-suite), sectors, and industries, such as products, business development, IT, contracting, and real estate.

Dr. Waters holds a PhD in Industrial-Organizational (I-O) Psychology and Statistics from the University of Minnesota, a certificate in Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University's Leadership Coaching Program, and is an ICF certified coach. Her work has been published in a variety of peer-reviewed journals, HR Magazine, and books. She received SIOP’s 2018 Distinguished Early Career Contributions Practice Award in recognition of distinguished early career contributions to the science and practice of industrial and organizational psychology.

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