Kathia Castro Laszlo
KATHIA CASTRO LASZLO
PRESIDIO INSTITUTE FACULTY
Kathia is an international educator, researcher, consultant and coach committed to facilitate transformational processes that lead to cultural healing and social innovation. She is professor at Saybrook University in the Department of Leadership and Management and is a certified coach in the Leadership Circle ProfileTM. Kathia has taught leadership, organizational development and strategy in the sustainability oriented MBAs of Presidio Graduate School (San Francisco), Bainbridge Graduate Institute (Seattle), Dominican University of California (San Francisco), EGADE Business School (Mexico), and Universidad del Medio Ambiente (Mexico). She is the co-founder of Syntony Quest and Global Leadership Lab, founding partner of The Journey Network, and has her private consulting practice, Magenta Wisdom.
Her interdisciplinary research and publications spans the fields of systems thinking, organizational change, leadership, and innovation. Her work expands systems thinking into systems being by integrating feminine, multicultural and experiential ways of knowing and relating. She is engaged in action-research on the design of new business and organizational models that support authentic leadership and collaboration for social impact. Through her understanding of adult learning, group creativity, and dialogue, Kathia has facilitated numerous learning and design processes in business, academic, nonprofit and community contexts in North America, Latin America and Europe and has coached hundreds of socio-ecological entrepreneurs seeking to blend business, ethical responsibility and higher purpose.
Kathia is holder of a BA in Marketing, a M.Ed. in Cognitive Development and a Ph.D. in Human Science with specialization in Social and Institutional Change which she earned as a Fulbright Scholar from Mexico.