Positive Leadership Faculty

Beth Cabrera

Beth Cabrera, Ph.D.

As a writer, researcher, and speaker, Beth teaches strategies that enhance the success and well-being of leaders and their organizations. Her courses -- on topics including strengths, purpose, mindfulness, and workplace well-being -- help leaders create positive work environments where people thrive.

She has designed and delivered leadership programs for executives across industries worldwide.

Beth earned tenure as a management professor at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, a leading Spanish university. Upon returning to the U.S., she continued her academic career as a professor of management at Arizona State University and then as a senior research fellow at Thunderbird School of Global Management. Her research, published in some of the top academic and professional journals, has received thousands of citations. In 2009 she founded Cabrera Insights to help leaders apply principles of positive psychology for enhanced engagement and performance. Her book, Beyond Happy: Women, Work, and Well-Being, was published by ATD Press in 2015.

She earned a doctorate in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the Georgia Institute of Technology. 


Steve Gladis

Steve Gladis, Ph.D.

As a writer, speaker, researcher, writer, and executive coach, Steve teaches leadership development courses based on his more than 20 popular books and numerous articles about leadership. He also coaches CEOs, executives, and their teams.

Steve, who is a former F.B.I. special agent and U.S. Marine Corps officer, has experience with both government and corporate clients in leadership development, coaching and team, and organizational behavior.

As CEO of the leadership development company Steve Gladis Leadership Partners, Steve works with businesses, associations, and U.S. government agencies, and he speaks regularly at conferences and corporate gatherings. His company donates a significant portion of corporate profits back to the community. His latest books, Leading Well: Becoming a Mindful Leader-Coach, Positive Leadership: The Game Changer at Work, Smile. Breathe. Listen. The 3 Mindful Acts for Leaders, and Solving the Innovation Mystery: A Workplace Whodunit are available on Amazon.com.

An ICF-certified coach, Steve earned both a doctorate in Education and Human Development and a master's degree in English from Mason. He is a former faculty member at the University of Virginia.


Questions? For more information about this program, please contact our center at: lead2wb@gmu.edu or 703-993-6090.