In this series of conversations, Kathryn Goldman Schuyler introduces viewers to leaders who dance with possibility, whose creativity, depth, and vision bring leadership to life — people from many arenas whose lives add vitality and meaning to our planet.
In this episode, Kathryn is joined by Subhanu Saxena, co-Managing Partner, New Rhein Healthcare and a Regional Director for the Gates Foundation and Jacqueline Carter, International Partner and North American Director for Potential Project.
Kathryn Goldman Schuyler has many years of experience in leadership development, organizational consulting, research, and somatic learning. She has helped hundreds of executives to cultivate healthy organizations and is Professor Emeritus of Organization Development at Alliant International University. Kathryn has published widely on leadership and change and is the author of Inner Peace – Global Impact (IAP, 2012) and the lead editor of Leading With Spirit, Presence, and Authenticity (Jossey Bass/Wiley, 2014), and Creative Social Change: Leadership for a Healthy World (Emerald, 2016). Her recent research focuses on awareness and mindfulness at work: her published work in this area highlights how being fully present enhanced participants’ connectedness with others and with the natural environment and renewed their sense of purpose in their work. In addition to earning a Ph.D. at Columbia University (NY) as a sociologist, she studied with Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais who developed a sophisticated approach to somatic system learning. As a somatic educator, she helps children and adults with moderate to severe neuro-motor challenges to move, learn, and live fully. She has studied mindfulness and awareness with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Mingyur Rinpoche, Lama Tharchin Rinpoche, and other masterful teachers of meditation. Kathryn and her husband, a composer, live overlooking San Francisco, a view that encourages them to pause and appreciate gleaming sunsets and foggy mornings, the calls of ravens and the circling of hawks, and the sparkling city lights.
Subhanu Saxena is currently co-Managing Partner, New Rhein Healthcare and a Regional Director for the Gates Foundation. He has worked in various industries including Pharmaceuticals, FMCG, and Consulting & Banking and is a highly accomplished global executive whose experience has spanned markets in Europe, North America, Africa and Asia. Formerly, he was Managing Director & Global CEO of Cipla Ltd and served on the Pharma Executive Committee of Novartis Pharma AG. Subhanu graduated with an MBA from INSEAD – France (Fontainebleau). He is also a lecturer and teacher of Sanskrit and ancient Indian philosophy. He speaks at various global events, as well as writing on diverse topics relating to Vedic and Vedanta literature. He is an authority on Advaita Vedanta, and is an Executive Committee Member of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan in London. His unique combination of Global Business Leadership with a rigorous grounding in the ancient philosophies of India, and how he brings the two together for the modern age, is described in a chapter of the book Leading with Spirit, Presence, and Authenticity.
Jacqueline Carter is an International Partner and the North American Director for Potential Project. She has over twenty years of experience working with organizations around the globe to enhance effectiveness and improve performance. Her clients include: Cisco, Accenture, Marriott, Google, RBC and KPMG to name a few. Jacqueline has spoken at numerous conferences and has appeared on television as well as radio talk shows. Jacqueline is a regular contributor to business publications including Harvard Business Review and is a sought-after speaker for her thought leadership, knowledge, and engaging facilitation skills. She holds a master’s degree in organizational behavior and undergraduate degrees in labor management relations and mathematics. Before joining Potential Project, Jacqueline held a number of senior leadership roles. She also worked for Deloitte in the US, Canada, and Australia in their Change Leadership practice. She is co-author with Rasmus Hougaard of The Mind of the Leader (Harvard Business Review Press, 2018).