Smart Collaboration Master Class

Rebecca Newton

Rebecca Newton

Rebecca Newton

Senior Visiting Fellow, Department of Management, London School of Economics and Political Science
Founder and CEO, CoachAdviser

Rebecca Newton, PhD, is an Organizational Psychologist and Senior Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science in the Department of Management. She has spent 20 years researching and teaching on leadership and change at the LSE, and is responsible for the Management in Practice course on the Global Masters in Management program. Her doctoral research was in the psychology of leadership and change management in the context of law firm mergers and acquisitions. Dr. Newton was a Visiting Fellow in the Psychology Department at Harvard University, and has facilitated executive education for Duke Corporate Education and the University of Cambridge.

Dr. Newton has spent two decades coaching and advising leaders and teams on organizational change, culture, leadership, communication and influence. She is the Founder and CEO of CoachAdviser and works with clients globally, applying psychological profiling and behavioural diagnostic tools, coaching senior leadership teams and designing bespoke professional development programs. She has experience working with a wide range of professional service firms, as well as across technology, finance, pharma, construction, telecoms, creative, and consulting sectors. Example organizations Dr Newton has worked with include Accenture, Coca-Cola Enterprises, EY, Google, HSBC, Industrial Bank of China, Mayer Brown, Mishcon de Reya, Natwest Markets, Nike, Prime Minister’s Office Dubai, PwC, State Bank of India and United Nations OHIM. She has worked with clients across North America, Europe, China, India and the Middle East.

Dr. Newton has spoken at the Harvard Kennedy School Conference on Intergroup Leadership, and the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, and chaired sessions for the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, and the British Psychological Society. She serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Change Management, has contributed numerous chapters to books on leadership and organizational change including Leadership for Lawyers, is a regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review, and author of Authentic Gravitas: Who Stands Out and Why.

Heidi K. Gardner

Heidi K. Gardner

Harvard Law School
Wasserstein Hall 5023
1585 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138

Heidi K. Gardner

Program Chair, Sector Leadership Master Class
Program Chair, Smarter Collaboration Master Class
Distinguished Fellow in the Center on the Legal Profession

Heidi K. Gardner, Ph.D., is a Distinguished Fellow at Harvard Law School’s Center on the Legal Profession and Program Chair of the Sector Leadership Master Class and Smarter Collaboration Master Class.

Previously she was a professor at Harvard Business School. Dr. Gardner’s book Smart Collaboration: How Professionals and Their Firms Succeed by Breaking Down Silos became a Washington Post bestseller. Named by Thinkers 50 as a Next Generation Business Guru, Dr. Gardner co-founded the research and advisory firm Gardner & Co.

Dr. Gardner’s next book, Smarter Collaboration, will be published by Harvard Business Press in 2022. Altogether, she has authored (or co-authored) more than 80 books, chapters, case studies, and articles. Her research received the Academy of Management’s prize for Outstanding Practical Implications for Management, and has been selected three times for Harvard Business Review’s “best of” collections. Her research has been featured in major media outlets around the globe.

Dr. Gardner has lived and worked on four continents, including as a Fulbright Fellow, and for McKinsey & Co. and Procter & Gamble. Dr. Gardner earned a BA in Japanese Studies from the University of Pennsylvania (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa), a Masters from the London School of Economics (highest distinction), and a second Masters and PhD from London Business School.