Executive Master in Positive Leadership & Transformation - The Faculty

Transforming professionals and leaders, enabling them to optimize teams, drive impact and build performance for life.

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HST’s Program Directors and professors are inspiring leaders, each with a valuable network of professional connections, that will help you develop your skills and prepare you to excel in your own high-impact career.

Program Directors

  • Nick van Dam

    Professional Experience
    Nick is an internationally recognized thought leader, advisor, keynote speaker, researcher, facilitator and best-selling (co) author of more than 25 books on Corporate Learning, Human Resources Management and Leadership Development. Dr. van Dam has over 30 years of business experience as a former Partner, Global Chief Learning Officer, HR-Executive, and Client Advisor at McKinsey as well as at Deloitte. As an advisor he has served more than 100 clients around the world.

    Dr. van Dam serves on the IE University Board of Directors and is Chief Learning Officer. He is the Chief of the IE Center for Corporate Learning Innovation and a member of the IE Center for Health, Wellbeing and Happiness. Nick is Professor at IE University, Nyenrode University and the University of Pennsylvania. He is the Academic Director of a number of programs including the Executive Master in Positive Leadership and Transformation, Masterclass for L&D Leadership; Masterclass HR Leadership; and the Young Talent Journey Program. He is affiliated with McKinsey & Company as an External Senior Advisor and Faculty member.

    Nick has written numerous articles for various publications and has been quoted by Harvard Business Review, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Fortune Magazine, Business week, India Times, Information Week, Management Consulting, CLO Magazine and TD Magazine.

    Under the patronage of the European Parliament Federal Ministry of Education & Research, he received the 2013 Leonardo European Corporate Learning Award for “shaping the future of organizational learning and leadership development.”

    Nick is the founder of the e-Learning for Kids Foundation, which has provided free digital lessons for more than 20 million underprivileged elementary school children.

  • Juan Humberto Young

    Subjects
    Meeting with the Academic Director
    Mindfulness Based Strategic Awareness Training – MBSAT I – IV
    Applications of Behavioral Business Strategy / The SOPA Approach
    Experiential Service Learning Project

    Professional Experience
    From a MBA at the University of Chicago, a MSc in Risk Management at New York University-NYU, a MPA at Harvard University, a Doctoral degree from Case Western Reserve University to a Master in Applied Positive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy at Oxford University.

    Integrating all of this knowledge has allowed me to create services that my clients find useful in their quest for wiser and enhanced ways of living their lives and managing their organizations. It also allowed me to design programs and courses such as the Executive Master in Positive Leadership and Strategy (EXMPLS) and the Mindfulness-Based Strategic Awareness Training (MBSAT) that my students and clients find beneficial, and in many cases even life changing.

    I started my career as a young auditor with one of my uncles who insisted that in order to be successful in the world of commerce, one needed to understand the numbers: accounting and finance. Soon I became CFO at an industrial company, and subsequently at an engineering firm. I took a year to work as financial expert with the agricultural division of the Organization of American States OAS, helping Caribbean small farmers’ organizations optimize their finances. Then I worked with KPMG for several years before moving to Switzerland where I started as Director of Planning of a large hospitality conglomerate. My last employed job was as member of senior management at UBS headquarters in Zurich where I organized a new department from scratch, the Asset Management and Rescheduling Corporate Finance for Emerging Markets. Under my management, this unit became the bank’s most lucrative unit at the time. Over the past few years I have successfully run my own professional practice in Zurich, advising companies and individuals, and at times invest in other firms and projects. One of these projects was a Swiss electro-engineering company. I was the company’s Chairman and a major shareholder until 2014 when my partner and I sold the firm to the employees in a management buy-out. UBS acted as the financial advisors and capital providers for this transaction.

Professors

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Alois Stutzer

Professor, Executive Master in Positive Leadership and Transformation

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Barbara Fredickson

Professor, Executive Master in Positive Leadership and Transformation

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Dian Marie Hosking

Professor, Executive Master in Positive Leadership and Transformation

Board Member & Trainer, Hospice de Liefde

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Johannes Glarner

Professor, Executive Master in Positive Leadership and Transformation

Yoga trainer for Yoga Teachers in Zurich

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Juan Humberto Young

Executive Master in Positive Leadership and Transformation

Academic Co-Director, Executive Master in Positive Leadership and Transformation, IE School of Human, Science & Technology
MBSAT Training, The MBSAT Group
Partner, Podag-Positive Organizational Design, AG

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Lee Newman

Professor, Executive Master in Positive Leadership and Transformation

Dean & Professor of Behavioral Science, IE School of Human Sciences and Technology

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Olivier Sibony

Professor of Executive Master in Positive Leadership and Transformation

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Pieter Desmet

Professor of Executive Master in Positive Leadership and Transformation

Partner, Emotion Studio - Design Research

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Scott Rogers

Professor, Executive Master in Positive Leadership and Transformation

Owner, Scott Rogers Consulting

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Tojo Thatchenkery

Professor of Executive Master in Positive Leadership and Transformation

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