Edward M. Gurowitz

Senior Coach and Advisor

Ed Gurowitz, PhD is a senior coach and advisor at Seven Stones Leadership Group. He has spent over 35 years on the front lines of organizational change, partnering with executives, entrepreneurs and organizations to provide training and consulting in leadership, communication, collaboration and organizational effectiveness. His approach includes executive coaching, consulting, and designing and delivering programs. He has consulted to organizations ranging from Fortune 100 companies to startups and non-profits.

Ed has served as a contract executive in startups and public agencies and as a consultant to startups seeking venture and angel financing. In these capacities, he wrote and assisted in writing business plans for presentation to investors, for internal development, and to make the business case for new ventures and acquisitions. He also was a Mergers and Acquisitions Advisor for Citigroup Geneva Capital Strategies, where he worked with owners of middle-market businesses to document and market the value of their businesses for sale or merger.

As a contract executive, Ed established and managed an HR program for a multi-agency insurance firm and was Contract COO for a bi-state regional planning agency where he shifted the culture to one of collaboration, high performance and customer focus. In both these positions he specialized in talent assessment, management and development. In addition to his PhD in psychology and 35 years’ experience in organizational psychology, he is certified in administration and interpretation of the Myers Briggs Trait Inventory (MBTI), the DISC and other assessment tools.

In his work, Ed has concentrated on producing organizational change while maintaining and increasing productivity and profitability by unleashing the power of people through enhanced communication, collaboration and teamwork. In addition to his work in North America, he has worked extensively in Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Australia.

Ed holds degrees in Psychology and Brain Research from Cornell and the University of Rochester and is a leading-edge thinker in the area of the impact of brain function on leadership, management, and communication. A member of the Neuro-Leadership Institute, he is the author of a book, The Molecular Basis of Memory, and numerous articles on clinical psychology, organizational psychology and management, as well as the forthcoming book Gender Partnership: Beyond Equity and Equality.

He has facilitated negotiations in the mergers and acquisitions arena as well as union-management negotiations and has coached CEOs and other executives in areas such as decision-making, delegation and leadership.

4 Virtual Learning Sessions plus 6-month Racial Affinity Group Experience

For this learning path, you will participate in the 4 virtual learning sessions and be enrolled in one of three Racial Affinity Groups:

1) People who identify as People of Color (Black, Indigenous, Asian, Hispanic)

2) People who identify as Bi-Racial or Multi-Racial

3) People who identify as White

*More specific affinity groups may be formed upon the completion of course registration

We believe that it is important to do our own work with people with similar racial experiences to build capacity for cross-race dialogue that supports authentic relationships and deep belonging for everyone. We will ask you to self-select into the group that best aligns with your racial identity. We recognize that for some this is not a simple choice and we are available to have a conversation with you to support your selection.

Together we will:

  • Reflect personally and collectively on the impact of embodied trauma, separation, scarcity and disconnection.
  • Work in learning partners and/or small groups for the sake of holding each other accountable and deepening our learning through multiple disciplines.
  • Engage in embodied practices for unwinding from the impact of racism in order to build stamina, capacity, and resilience.

Online Zoom Sessions

Time: 11am-12:30pm ET/8am PT/4pm GMT*

When: 5-Sessions scheduled between Sept 28, 2023 – Jan 26, 2024 (see below)

*All sessions will run from 11am-12:30pm ET.

Racial Affinity Group Schedule
Thurs, September 28, 2023 — 11am-12:30pm ET Kick-off/ Authentic Communication
Thurs, November 2, 2023 — 11am-12:30pm ET Unpacking Our Racial Autobiographies
Friday, November 17, 2023 — 11am-12:30pm ET Self-Compassion
Thurs, December 7, 2023 — 11am-12:30pm ET What is Sustainable Abundance?
Thurs, January 25, 2024 — 11am-12:30pm ET Inclusive Leadership

Course Registration

Upon registration, you will be directed to our online community space, where all aspects of your program will live, including: pre-work, event links, and a space to connect with fellow participants.

4 Virtual Learning Sessions Only

These four learning sessions will provide you with a new view and innovative framing of the problem as we see it. Below is a brief description of what will take place in each session:

  • Learning Session 1: Why Context Matters
    In session one, we look at our individualist narratives and the impact of not understanding the context in which we exist. 
  • Learning Session 2: Unpacking Trauma
    In session two, we discuss individual and collective trauma. We define trauma and look together about our current systems of inequality and how they evoke trauma-like responses in so many of us.
  • Learning Session 3: Global Anti-Black Racism: A History Lesson
    In session three, we get a history lesson like none other: we explore the global slave trade as the foundation for our current economic model.
  • Learning Session 4: Understanding Power
    In our last session, we examine power; power structures, our relationships with personal power; the importance of learning a healthy relationship with power when so many of us have had power abuse in our lives.

Online Zoom Learning Sessions

Time: 11am-1pm ET/8am PT/4pm GMT*

When: 4-sessions scheduled between Sept 21, 2023 – Jan 18, 2024 (see details below)

*All sessions will run from 11am-1pm ET.

Learning Session Schedule
Thurs, September 21, 2023 — 11 - 1pm ETWhy Context Matters
Thurs, October 26, 2023 — 11 - 1pm ET Unpacking Trauma
Thurs, November 16, 2023 — 11 - 1pm ET Global Anti-Black Racism: A History Lesson
Thurs, January 18, 2024 — 11 - 1pm ET Understanding Power

Course Registration

Upon registration, you will be directed to our online community space, where all aspects of your modular program will live, including: pre-work, event links, and a space to connect with fellow participants.