Martin Leahy



Martin Leahy

Department Faculty

  • Professor

  • Campus:
  • Online
IO/Business Psychology, Organization Leadership, Behavioral Economics
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Address Map of 325 N Wells St Chicago IL 60654
325 N Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60654

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
Career/Workplace Issues Career Counseling
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