...Dr. Caryn Solomon, PhDGuest Speaker Dr Caryn Solomon
has practised and taught in the field of individual and organisational psychology for 25 years.She has a BA degree in English and Philosophy, a Higher Education Diploma in English and History and a PhD in Psychology from Boston University, where she also lectured in General Psychology and the Psychology of Women for 6 years.
Before moving to London 10 years ago, Dr Solomon
spent 15 years in South Africa running Allen Zimbler Associates
, a highly successful Management and Organisation Development Consultancy.During that time, she
consulted to a broad array of international and South African blue-chip organisations.Amongst these was Investec Bank
, who became a retainer client 20 years ago, and whom she
joined full-time 5 years ago to build and run their internal consultancy. In South Africa, she also co-founded the Corporate Stress Institute in Johannesburg, ran numerous stress management programmes throughout the country, and was a frequent lecturer on Executive development programmes at both Witwatersrand and Cape Town University Business Schools.She currently teaches Organisational Social Psychology at the London School of Economics.Prior to consulting to organisations full-time, Caryn also worked as a psychotherapist, focusing on families and children.
Working with some of the largest retail groups in the country during the 1980's and 90's, she
introduced some the first processes to develop and integrate black South African managers, and developed a variety of unique team-building methodologies, using personal storytelling and psychodrama to confront and deal with the effects of apartheid.Some of those processes are still used in South African organisations today.
For the last 10 years, Dr Solomon
has been living London.She is Head of Organisation Development at Investec Bank, where she runs a team of internal consultants and continues to design and facilitate Leader development processes.She
also lectures at the London School of Economics in Social Psychology and Organisation Development