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Jennifer Goldman-Wetzler

Jennifer Goldman-Wetzler, Ph.D. is Founding Principal of Alignment Strategies Group, Director of Coaching at Mobius Executive Leadership, and Adjunct Professor at Columbia University

Dr. Jennifer Goldman-Wetzler is an organizational psychologist and the Founding Principal of Alignment Strategies Group. For two decades, Jennifer has consulted to senior leaders at global corporations in a wide range of industries as well as at large non-profit and governmental institutions. In the corporate arena, Jennifer helps senior executives and their teams lead change, specializing in four sectors: technology, pharmaceutical, and financial and professional services. In the technology sector, a partial list of clients includes: Advantest, Amdocs, CSC, Cyrus Innovation, General Dynamics, IBM, Intel, and Laird; in the pharmaceutical sector: Abbott Laboratories, Actelion Pharmaceuticals, Bayer, Eli Lilly, Millennium, Novartis, Shire, and Vertex Pharmaceuticals; in financial services: Bank New York Mellon, Barclays, Citigroup, GE Capital, and Moody’s; and in professional services: Cornerstone Research, Innosight, KPMG, Lexis Nexis, and Navigant. In the public sector, Jennifer has consulted to large non-profit and governmental institutions including: the American Association of Museums, the Financial Women’s Association, Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Keystone Center, the New York City Department of Education, Oxfam America, and the United Nations. Jennifer also serves as Adjunct Professor in the Department of Organization and Leadership at Teachers College, Columbia University, where she teaches the popular course Transforming Conflict from Within on how leaders can successfully face even the most challenging long-term conflicts. She is also an executive coach with the Leadership Lab at Columbia Business School. Earlier in her career, she was a Graduate Research Fellow at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Director of Negotiation Programs at Mediation Works Incorporated, and a facilitator at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. Jennifer is the author of the book Emotions in Long-term Conflict (2014) and is currently working on her next book, Conflict Free: Mastering Conflict in Work and Life. She has also authored articles and chapters in publications including Chief Learning Officer Magazine, the International Journal of Conflict Management, and The Handbook of Conflict Resolution: Theory and Practice. She received her B.A. in Social Psychology with honors from Tufts University and holds a Ph.D. in Social-Organizational Psychology from Columbia University.

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