Carol S. Pearson, Ph.D.

Carol S. Pearson, Ph.D., is an internationally known authority on depth psychology and transformational leadership. A former President of Pacifica Graduate Institute, Dr. Pearson is the author of numerous books, including The Hero Within: Six Archetypes We Live By; The Hero and the Outlaw: Building Extraordinary Brands Through the Power of Archetypes (co-authored by Margaret Mark); and The Transforming Leader: New Approaches to Leadership for the Twenty-First Century (ed.), which grew out of a three year project with the Fetzer Institute that she co-led. Previously, Dr. Pearson was Professor of Leadership Studies in the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland and the Director of the James MacGregor Burns Academy of Leadership. Bridging theory and practice, Dr. Pearson has worked to translate psychological and other theories to provide meaning to organizational stakeholders and customers and in the process develop healthy and productive organizational cultures.