and Real-World Experience
With backgrounds that combine
practical application and academic research, the founders of UpStart Logic
possess a unique ability to provide intelligent consultation on the needs of
Peter Finkelstein, M.D.
Peter Finkelstein has coached and
advised some of the most talented and successful scientists and entrepreneurs
in Silicon Valley and Stanford University. He is particularly interested in the
way individuals and groups achieve the high level of coordinated effort
necessary for entrepreneurial success. In his work with both start-up and
established companies, Peter helps executives effectively transition their
organizations through the many stages of a company's lifespan, aids in shaping
the working environments of executive teams, and assists CEOs and other top
executives in setting-and meeting-their high performance goals.
addition to leading groups on team-building and interpersonal process, Peter
has performed original research on the social psychology of medical work
settings. With Brant Wenegrat, UpStart Logic co-founder and Associate Professor
of Psychiatry at Stanford, Peter authored an influential paper on large-group
awareness training. He is a co-founder of CriticalPoint Software, whose
groundbreaking technology uses the principals of cognitive psychology to build
intuitive solutions that help people interface with computers. His book on the
psychology and sociology of medical training, "The Clinical Clerkship" was
published in 2000 by Sage Publications.
Kathryn Ford, M.D.
Kathryn brings to corporate clients the
ability to quickly understand what changes will allow a business or
organization to achieve maximum effectiveness while optimizing the creative
functioning and satisfaction of the individuals involved. Since 1988-when she
first began organizational consultation using the Tavistock model-she has
incorporated several systems approaches into her work. Kathryn is exceptionally
skillful in assessing complex systems for their strengths and challenges, and
fostering highly productive collaborations. She can also assist CEOs and other
key players in utilizing their key strengths to produce bottom line results,
helping top management and teams to understand and shape corporate culture to
achieve maximum results with enhanced personal satisfaction.
received her BA from the University of Texas, her M.D. from Brown University
School of Medicine and completed her residency at Stanford University School of
Medicine. Prior to her organizational consultation, she was a psychiatrist in
the Menlo Park area with a specialty in consultation to groups and couples. Her
training and experience as a clinician give her special understanding of the
factors that enhance-or hinder-motivation, creativity and collaboration. She
now shares these abilities with her corporate clients.
Charla Hayden, M.A.
Currently the Manager of Training and
Development at Oregon Health and Sciences University, Charla also maintains an
active freelance practice in strategic planning, leadership and organizational
development. Her clients have included for-profit companies as well as large
public organizations. She has 26 years of experience teaching group theory,
leadership and management at institutions such as the University of Southern
California School of Public Administration and California State University at
Los Angeles. As a member of the faculty of the Wright Institute, Los Angeles, a
freestanding graduate school which offers a doctorate in social-clinical
psychology, Charla led the Center for Organizational Studies and Consultation,
a program designed to provide psychologists with the skills necessary to
improving organizational and corporate life.
uses the "Tavistock" or "group relations" approach, and has co-authored "A
Tavistock Primer," a revision of which is now in press for Group Relations
Reader III. She is an author and presenter of many other articles related to
leadership and organizational culture.
Steve Tublin, Ph.D.
Steven Tublin is a clinical supervisor
and faculty member at the William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry,
Psychoanalysis, and Psychology. He has been in private practice in New York
since 1993, in recent years specializing in the resolution of interpersonal
issues arising in the workplace. Steve has coached executives in the banking,
securities, and software industries, employing a model that views workplace
productivity and satisfaction within the context of the relationships,
ambitions, and values that constitute a full life.
the author of a number of scholarly articles, most recently on the topic of the
implicit values in the practice of psychotherapy.
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