Julie Engel

Senior Fellow in Social Innovation

Julie Engel Manga, Ph.D. has over twenty-five years of experience as an organization development consultant, executive coach, facilitator, trainer and researcher. Julie works with executives and managers, helping them be more resourceful and grounded as they meet and navigate the ever-changing, fast-moving, often challenging and uncertain circumstances of their work and personal lives through cultivating a strong foundation of resilience, courage, sensitivity and presence. She supports her clients in integrating systemic, interpersonal and individual perspectives in their decision-making and action. A special focus of Julie's practice is her work with leaders and teams in the nonprofit, public and corporate sectors who are working in service of a more just, peaceful and sustainable world. She supports these individuals and teams in cultivating their individual and collective ability to sustain themselves and their effectiveness in their work. A sampling of her clients across sectors include the International Rescue Committee, ACCESS Boston, Worksource Partners, Boston Public Schools, NASA, Celgene, AMD, Verizon, Google, Abbott Labs, Lonza, Sodexo, Petro-Canada and Suncor.

Julie is on the faculty of New Ventures West, an International Coaching Federation-accredited coaching school, where she trains coaches in the Integral Coaching methodology. Julie is also designated as a “social entrepreneur catalyst” at the Lewis Institute, Babson College, a center for facilitating students and alumni in their commitment using business as a vehicle for social innovation and a faculty-member in the MFA in Design for Social Innovation at the School of Visual Arts. In addition, Julie was recently a featured blogger on the Skoll Foundation-sponsored website for social entrepreneurs, Social Edge.

Prior to launching her own consulting practice, Julie was a Senior Research Associate, consultant and faculty member at the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship. She supported and conducted applied research on executives and managers catalyzing their organizations toward more responsible and sustainable business practice. Julie provided consultation, one-on-one coaching, and facilitated a peer-to-peer learning network of corporate responsibility executives from fourteen Fortune 500 companies. Julie has authored or co-authored several reports and articles based on her research, including Integration: Critical Link for Corporate Citizenship and “Leading from the Middle”, in the book, Global Challenges in Responsible Business, a volume in the Cambridge Companions to Management series.

Dr. Manga holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Tufts University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from Boston College, where she focused her studies on political and cultural sociology. Her dissertation was published by New York University Press as a book, Talking Trash: The Cultural Politics of Daytime TV Talk Shows.