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Dr. Rob McKenna

Dr. Rob McKenna is the founder of WiLD Leaders, Inc. and creator of the WiLD Toolkit. WiLD is an intentional leader development process and set of tools. McKenna is also the executive director of the Center for Leadership Research & Development and chair of Industrial-Organizational Psychology at Seattle Pacific University. McKenna was recently named among the top 30 most influential industry and organizational psychologists and was featured in Forbes.

McKenna’s research and coaching with thousands of leaders across corporate, not-for-profit and university settings have given him insight into the real and gritty experiences of leaders. His clients have included the Boeing Company, Microsoft, Heineken, Foster Farms, the United Way, Alaska Airlines, and Children’s Hospital.

As the author of numerous articles and chapters, McKenna writes on leadership character, calling, effectiveness, and leadership under pressure. His latest book, “Composed: The Heart and Science of Leading Under Pressure,” focuses on the specific strategies leaders can use to stay true to themselves and remain connected to others when it matters the most.