Kathleen O'Connor


American ​



Associate Professor of Management at the S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University and visiting faculty member at London Business School. ​



Helping managers make smarter decisions, boosting engagement and performance, leading effective teams and negotiating strategic partnerships.



Corporate clients include Deutsche Bank, ING, KPMG, Nestle, Danone, Young Presidents’ Organization and the World Economic Forum. ​



BS from Cornell University. AM and PhD in Social and Organizational Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. ​


Kathleen is a scholar known for her research on how people can collaborate and negotiate more successfully. Recent work has explored how stress affects decision-making and engagement, as well as the effect of physical appearance on work outcomes. Kathleen’s current research examines women’s career paths and key decision points, focusing on the roles of courage and serendipity in women’s work lives and career outcomes. Over the years, Kathleen has been honored for her work by scientific awards from leading academic organizations, including the Academy of Management and the International Association for Conflict Management.

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