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Patricia A. Castelli, PhD, is professor in the College of Business and IT at Lawrence Technological University and enjoys coaching and developing future leaders. She teaches a variety of leadership and management coursework. Her forte is helping current and future leaders develop critical interpersonal and reflective skills often overlooked yet essential for leadership success. Dr. Castelli’s approach is application-based and practical. Known for her motivational appeal, she has master facilitation skills with a personable, charismatic style that promotes key learnings in creative and engaging ways. As owner of PAC Productions, Dr. Castelli’s consulting work centers on coaching and developing leaders where she has trained over 30,000 leaders in a variety of global organizations. Her mission is to assist others in finding meaningful ways to lead, motivate, and serve as positive forces in their organizations.
Dr. Castelli has received numerous awards for scholarship and teaching; her research is extensive in the area of leadership. She provides empirical evidence that leaders utilize to maximize their performance and the performance of their followers. She has developed several original research instruments that have been validated and proved reliable for use in organizational leadership worldwide. In addition to reflective leadership, these instruments also provide a variety of motivational strategies and techniques leaders use to improve the performance levels of individuals, teams and organizations. Dr. Castelli was one of the first researchers to use social media via LinkedIn to collect data. Her pioneering research proved fruitful and received nearly 1000 responses from leaders in over 81 nations.
In addition to her innovative research on reflective leadership, Dr. Castelli’s previous research on reflective learning has furthered the efficacy of the international academic community by providing a variety of instructional methods aimed at raising both the professional and personal value of the learning experience. Dr. Castelli’s research continues to be published in a variety of international leadership journals. She also enjoys presenting at international leadership conferences where she shares her expertise on reflective leadership and motivating strategies leaders utilize to increase the performance of work teams. Dr. Castelli earned her PhD from Wayne State University, her MBA from Lawrence Technological University and her BGS from Roosevelt University.