Karen Whelan-Berry is a scholar/practitioner, and her work focuses on the science and practice of ideal self and ideal teams; positive, effective, and resilient individual, teams, and leaders; individual and organizational change; and work-life balance and integration. Karen also has significant expertise in curriculum development and assessment. Karen combines extensive organizational/practice and academic experience, and has been a leader in corporate, non-profit, and higher education organizations. Karen has over 20 publications, and numerous presentations at national and regional management academic conferences, and her research has won awards. Karen has taught undergraduate, graduate, and certificate courses, and has provided training and facilitation in corporate, non-profit, government, and higher education organizations. Karen earned a Certificate in Positive Psychology (CiPP) from the Wholebeing Institute & Kripalu, and holds a PhD in Organizational Studies from the Carroll Graduate School of Management at Boston College, an MBA from Bentley College, and BS Degree from Franklin Pierce College. She lives in RI, with her husband and daughter, and is passionate about her family and community, positivity and flourishing, the ocean, downhill skiing, yoga, music, books, films, and cooking.