Dr. Stanley's areas of specialty include strategic innovation and change, creativity, mindfulness and authentic leadership development. She has 17 years of experience working internationally with leaders and teams facilitating positive change. She consults on large scale change projects at Fortune 500 companies including Yahoo!, IdeaLab, GeoCities, XDrive, DRS Technologies, and Avery Dennison as well as non profits such as Goodwill Industries and the Maritime Apprenticeship Program (MAP). She has worked as a subcontractor for Howard and Edwards International Human Resources consulting firm and Phillips Consulting. She served as an internal Senior Organizational Development leader in high tech start-ups and the multinational aerospace company Raytheon. She is the Co-founder of the bi-coastal behavioral assessment firm, Navigated Breakthrough Analytics Group.
Dr. Stanley teaches doctoral students on the use of self and leadership and organizational assessment in the Organizational and Leadership Psychology (OLP) department at William James College where she directs the Masters of Organizational Psychology Program (MAOP). Dr. Stanley developed and taught the curriculum and created the field education program and alumni organization for the MAOP program at William James College since starting as an adjunct faculty member in 2008.
Dr. Stanley's ongoing research focuses on how organizations and teams innovate and on developing new models of leadership that focus on increasing an individual's authentic presence through mindfulness. She is a Project Partner and Co-principal Investigator with David Kantor on a study that is testing Dr. Kantor's Accelerated Team Performance model. She is also a co-researcher on an international study on mindfulness and leadership. She presented her work to the Academy of Management (AOM) at their annual meeting in 2012 and is co-leading a workshop on Authentic Leadership and Mindfulness for the International Leadership Association's (ILA) annual conference in Montreal in November of 2013.
Dr. Stanley's is the co-author of the management book, Which Bird Gets Heard? How To Have Impact Even In a Flock, published in 2007. She is the creator of the Authentic Presence 360 Inventory (API) that helps individuals, managers and leaders increase their ability to be heard and accomplish their goals. She also created the Radical Innovation Readiness Survey (RIR) that assesses an organization's capacity to radically and incrementally innovate. She is an Executive Coach trained by Lore International and certified in MBTI, FIRO-B, Social Styles Inventory, and Thomas Kilman Conflict Styles Inventory among others.
Dr. Stanley holds a PhD in Industrial Organizational Psychology, a MS in Organizational Psychology, a BFA in Fine Arts/ Oil Painting, and a BA in Philosophy.