Dana De Nault Dana De Nault, PsyD, MA


  • Adjunct Professor, Organizational & Leadership Psychology


  • PsyD in Leadership Psychology,  William James College
  • MA in Organizational Psychology, Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology
  • BA in Sociology, Bates College


  • L eadership PsyD Seminar
  • Leadership PsyD Practicum
  • Business Strategy and Organizational Life Cycle

Research and Practice Interests

  • The intersection between social needs, neuroleadership and multi-cultural leadership development
  • Leadership, culture and strategy execution during organizational change
  • Strategic talent management
  • Neuroscience of coaching

Professional Licenses and Certifications

  • Stanford Certified Project Manager (SCPM) – Stanford University, Stanford, California
  • Cerfified Coach - International Coaching Federation (ICF)

Publications and Presentations

De Nault, D., & Clemson, G. (2021, June 4). More Attentive Leadership: A new paradigm for leading through complexity. OD Network 2021 Annual Conference, Virtual. www.odnetwork.org/page/conference

Clemson, G., & De Nault, Dana. (2021). Strategy Execution Success Through a More Engaged Leadership Mindset and Way of Working. Strategy Magazine, May 2021(36), 15–18.

Clemson, G., & De Nault, D. (2020, August 25). A New Leadership Mindset for Orchestrating Transformational Strategy [Conference Session]. Association for Strategic Planning, Strategy and Technology: harnessing disruption, transformation and innovation, Virtual. https://www.strategyassociation.org/page/2020GClemsonDdeNault

De Nault, D., & Clemson, G. (2019, August 11). Attentive Leadership and Agile Strategy Execution for Organizational Transformation [Conference Session]. American Psychology Association Annual Conference, 2019; Society for the Industrial/Organizational Psychology (Division 14), Chicago, IL.

Current Professional Leadership and/or Concurrent Work Experience

  • Leadership psychologist and coach. In 2009 established Attentive Leadership®, and is the Manging Director to this consultancy dedicated to accelerating organizational advancment by improving client workplaces through leadership development and positive organizational change. 
  • Current coaching practice is characterized as adaptive and particularly well suited for supporting leaders responsible for organizational transformations. ICF training is augmented with a powerful social need theory supported by recent neuroscience findings (Barrett, 2020; Boyatzis & Jack, 2018; Grawe, 2007; Rock & Ringleb, 2013). 
  • Graduate school teaching includes experiential based courses in strategic talent management, organizational development, and support of students during their field internships.
  • In addition to private practice, retained as a Leadership Psychologist for M-Squared Consulting ( a Solomon Edwards company).

Prior Professional Leadership and/or Work Experience

  • Senior Program Manager, Tibco Systems
  • Business Development Executive,  Progress Software
  • Director of Strategic Marketing,  Actional
  • Director of Global Learning and Development, BroadVision
  • Senior Instructor, Oracle
  • Manager of Security and Information Coordinator Services, Oracle

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, American Psychological Associatio. (APA)
  • Member, International Coaching Federation (ICF)
  • Affiliate Member, Institute of Coaching (IOC), McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School affiliate

Community Engagement

  • Volunteer and Probono service support to the Sequoia High School District, Redwood City, CA  and other local schools dedicated to advancing the International International Baccalaureate® (ibo.org)
  • Director, Professional Services, Clearport Technology Group 501(3) c upporting other small Non-Profits with technology enablement grants, and organizational development.
  • Volunteer in the Bates College Purposeful Work Shadow Program.