Interview - Julia Dhar w/ Dr. Carol Kauffman

Session Brief

In this interview with Dr. Carol Kauffman, Julia Dhar, Partner at Boston Consulting Group and BeSmart Founder, discusses how organizations can re-think the way they have meetings to be more productive, how companies can think about their time management strategies, and how you can use nudges to develop and support good leadership habits.


Julia Dhar

Boston Consulting Group, Partner & BeSmart, Founder

Julia Dhar leads Boston Consulting Group’s global behavioral insights initiatives BeSmart and Nudges at Scale, and is a Partner in the Boston office. Her TED talk “How to disagree productively and find common ground” has been viewed close to 5 million times. Her book “The Decision Maker’s Playbook” was published by the Financial Times in 2019, and is available in 4 languages. Her work has been published or featured in Harvard Business Review, Forbes, GQ, and NPR. She is deeply involved in the firm’s IP development on Impact Investing and the Future of Work, and previously served as the Private Secretary to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance in New Zealand.

Julia holds a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and is passionate about building organizations and societies where people can be their best selves.

Dr. Carol Kauffman

Institute of Coaching, Founder & Co-Chair

Carol is known globally as one of the top leaders in the field of coaching and is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and a Visiting Professor at Henley Business School. She has been named the #1 Leadership coach in the world by the Marshall Goldsmith group. Thinkers 50 shortlisted her as one of the top 8 coaches for her contribution as a thought leader and coach. Her clients describe her as a lateral thinker who pushes the edges with a sense of humor and can disrupt someone out of their comfort zone. She has over 40,000 hours of client contact. Dr. Kauffman received a $2,000,000 gift to launch the Institute of Coaching, and her Leader as Coach program won Harvard’s coveted Inaugural Award for creating a Culture of Excellence in Mentoring. She publishes in academic journals and HBR and was Founding Editor in Chief of Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice. She is also a member and examiner for ABPP the American Board of Professional Psychologists.

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