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Karol M. Wasylyshyn, PsyD

Dr. Karol M. Wasylyshyn is a business/psychologist hybrid professional who specializes in executive development.  A recognized pioneer of executive coaching and of the role she has conceptualized as the trusted leadership advisor (TLA) in long-term engagements with CEOs and other corporate level business leaders, her clients  represent every global sector and an array of industries.   These  clients include or have included Colgate Palmolive, Chemours, Dupont, FMC, General Electric, GlaxoSmithKline, Jones Lang and LaSalle (JLL), The MasterCard Foundation, Norfolk Southern Railroad, Pfizer Int’l, PriceWaterhouseCooppers, and Rohm and Haas (now Dow).  She has been a member of the coaching faculty in the Advanced Management Program at The Wharton School of Business and continues to lecture to other coaches there. 

Widely published, her most recent book, Destined to Lead, is the first collection of executive coaching cases focused on senior business leaders and is distinguished further by leaders’ self-written reflections on their coaching experiences.   Dr. Wasylyshyn is a Fellow of both the American Psychological Association (APA) and APA Division 13 (Consulting Psychology).  Other books include Escaping the Corner, Standing on Marbles, and Behind the Executive Door: A Practical Guide for Dealing with Workplace Challenges. Dr. Wasylyshn holds a Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology from Hahnemann University.


Executive Coaching at the Top: A Next Wave of Impact


Based on hundreds of engagements with executives across the globe, a senior practitioner emphasizes a next wave of impact for the field: making the transition from executive coach to trusted leadership advisor (TLA). In these longer-term engagements with C-level executives and other senior business leaders who hold significant P&L responsibility, the TLA becomes a distinctive and essential resource.  Emphasis is placed on key factors to include role definition, nature of the work, the executive coach relationship, engagement duration, boundaries of confidentiality, and fee structure.


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