DR. SOUSAN ABADIAN
Leadership & Adaptive Capacity Collective Trauma & Cultural Renewal
Leadership Consultant and Sovereignty Coach, guiding individuals and communities from collective trauma towards cultural renewal, building adaptive capacities for innovation
“Sousan has a huge combination of imagination, intelligence, and concern for empirical data. [Her research is] pioneering, highly original work.”
– Professor Amartya Sen, Nobel Laureate in Economics
Dr. Sousan Abadian has an independent practice, teaching, speaking, and consulting internationally on leadership, innovation, and culture change. She helps her clients cultivate inner exponential technologies to enhance their well-being, creativity, resilience, and performance.
Sousan holds a Ph.D. in Political Economy and Government from Harvard University, an M.P.A. in International Development from Harvard's Kennedy School, and an M.A. in the Anthropology of Social Change and Development, also from Harvard University. She has served as a Fellow at M.I.T.'s Dalai Lama Center for Ethics & Transformative Values as well as at the Harvard Center for Public Leadership. Between 2017-2019, she also served as a Franklin Fellow at the U.S. State Department’s Office of International Religious Freedom, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, focused on preventing violent extremism.
Public Speaking & Workshop Facilitation
Suggested topics under three series
Any presentation can be more fully explored in
half or full-day workshops
Individual and group
Leadership and life skills
Public Speaking & Workshops
“I came to Sousan hoping to find clarity about my ideal next career step and I walked away with so much more. Intuitively intelligent, her technique is a unique blend of art and science, helping even the most skeptical of clients take the leap of faith and believe in themselves and find a pragmatic way to achieve their dreams.”
- Rum Ekhtiar
Founder & Partner, Per Se Partners
"I can’t thank you enough for an informative, inspiring presentation…you gave me hope for our government and a reminder to continue to work on myself, to meet anger with kindness and fear with love."
- Sherry Schiller, Ph.D.
President, Schiller Center for Connective Change