- IO/Business Psychology, Organization Leadership, Behavioral Economics
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Martin is a leadership and organization development consultant, working primarily with Fortune 500 companies over the last 30 years, whose specialties include: executive coaching for individuals and senior executive teams, action research/learning, teambuilding, participatory strategic planning, retreat design and facilitation, and application of Gestalt psychotherapy theory to organizational concerns.
He has taught qualitative research methods to PhD students in organization and management and supervised doctoral dissertation researchers since 2003. Prior to TCSPP, he worked full-time in a research methods department to support an Organization & Management PhD program.
Dialogue (Buber, Rogers, Freire) is his area of practice, research, and writing. He takes a dialogical (relational) approach to organization and leadership development, teaching, and research methods.
- Education History
Degree Institution Ph.D. Human & Organizational Systems Fielding Graduate University M.A. Human Development Fielding Graduate University B.A. Philosophy University of New Orleans Graduate of the three year, postgraduate training program in Gestalt psychotherapy Gestalt Therapy Institute of Philadelphia
- Professional Memberships
Role Organization Member Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy Member International Leadership Association Member Academy of Management
- Areas of Expertise
Area Expertise Business/IO Psychology Executive Coaching Leadership Career/Workplace Issues Career Counseling Leadership Research Design/Methodology Qualitative Inquiry
Magerman, M., & Leahy, M. (Eds.). (2009). The lone ranger is dying: Gestalt coaching as challenge and support. [Special issue on coaching]. International Gestalt Journal, 32(1).
Leahy, M., & Magerman, M. (2009). Awareness, immediacy, and intimacy: The experience of coaching as heard in the voices of Gestalt coaches and their clients. The International Gestalt Journal, 32(1), 81-144.
Leahy, M. & Gilly, S. (2009). Learning in the space between us. In J. L. Kincheloe & S. Steinberg (Series Eds.) & B. Fisher-Yoshida, K. Geller, K., & S. Schapiro (Vol. Eds.), Innovations in transformative learning: Space, culture, and the arts. Volume 341. Studies in the postmodern theory of education. New York: Peter Lang.
- Professional Skills
employee: development, engagement, motivation, team-building, leadership, management assessment/coaching, research design/methodology, workplace issues