Erin Henry, Ph.D. brings to her client work deep expertise in enhancing leadership and team effectiveness to drive organizational strategy and innovation. Erin is a member of Spencer Stuart’s Leadership Advisory Services team and advises corporate and private investor-backed leaders on their most pressing leadership challenges, including organizational transformation, leadership development, growth strategy and innovation.

Organizational sociologist, strategic advisor and coach

  • Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, Erin was the head of venture platform at Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures, responsible for advising and coaching leaders of early- and growth-stage, venture-backed technology startups to help them grow, scale and partner.
  • Previously, Erin held a series of senior roles focused on organizational effectiveness and strategy where she provided thought leadership, tools and analyses to advise leaders on strengthening the link between strategy and human capital to accelerate organizational performance.
  • Prior to joining Northwestern Mutual, Erin worked at Johnson Controls, where she focused on helping small and medium-sized businesses with partnerships and growth, enhancing inclusiveness and sustainability in the supply chain globally.
  • Erin has published several academic articles and case studies on topics including collaboration, leadership, innovation and business history. She is a member of the Academy of Management, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) and the International Coaching Federation (ICF). She also is a fellow with the Institute of Coaching at McLean/Harvard Medical School.

Erin earned a Ph.D. in organizational behavior from Harvard Business School, AM in sociology from Harvard University, MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and a bachelor’s degree in economics and international studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is a certified executive coach, change practitioner, strategic workforce planner and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. She serves on the University of Wisconsin-Madison Athletics Equity and Inclusion Council.

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