Joan Bragar, Ed.D.

Dr. Bragar has over 25 years of experience in creating and delivering leadership development, team alignment and executive coaching programs that develop leaders and their teams to face challenges and achieve results in the private and public sectors around the world.

Her clients have included managers and executive teams from Mellon Financial, United Technologies, AXA Financial, Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, LG Group, and the Ministries of Health in Egypt, Tanzania, Kenya and Afghanistan.

She has taught leadership as part of the faculties of Boston University, Babson College, Hult University School of Management, and the Arthur D. Little School of Management.

Dr. Bragar has launched and led leadership practices at Arthur D. Little and Management Sciences for Health. These practice areas have included leadership principles, practice models and programs adapted to fit business needs.

As Director of Research at the Forum Corporation she developed training models in Leadership and Influence that have been used in leadership development programs for Fortune 500 companies, including General Electric.

Her own research is on the leadership practices of high performing managers. This research identified the ability to “promote the development of other people’s talents” as the number one practice of managers who are perceived as good leaders. She is the lead author of Managers who Lead, a practical handbook for managers at all levels.

She has applied leading-edge private sector leadership development processes to health ministries in the developing world. A video, Seeds of Success, documents the health results, including reductions in maternal and infant mortality, linked to this work.

Dr. Bragar completed her undergraduate work in the History of Science from Harvard College, and her masters and doctoral degrees from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.