Dorianne Cotter-Lockard



Dorianne Cotter-Lockard


Mind-Body Medicine
Saybrook University

Dr. Cotter-Lockard served as an executive of a Fortune 100 company, where she was a key member of the "C-level" leadership team, making divisional decisions for a billion-dollar subsidiary with 9,000 employees. After leaving the corporate world in 2007, Dorianne earned a PhD in Human and Organizational Systems from Fielding Graduate University. She also holds an MBA in Finance from New York University, Stern School of Business and a Bachelor's degree in Music from the Eastman School of Music. Dorianne teaches mindful leadership, consulting skills, creativity at work, and ethics courses at Saybrook University. She is a member of the Integral Scholars Consortium and a Fellow at the Institute for Social Innovation at Fielding Graduate University where she conducts research in the areas of team collaboration, leadership, coaching, music education, and spirituality in the workplace.

Dorianne has presented papers and facilitated symposia at several international academic conferences, including the Academy of Management, American Psychological Association, the Society for Phenomenology and Human Sciences, European Sociological Association, and the International Association of Management, Spirituality, and Religion.

Dorianne is the editor of a volume on Authentic Leadership and Followership (2018) with Palgrave MacMillan. She contributed chapters to When Leadership Fails: Individual, Group, and Organizational Lessons from the Worst Workplace Experiences (L. Morris, Jr. & W. Edmonds, Eds., Emerald Publishing, 2021), The Handbook of Personal and Organizational Transformation (Judi Neal, Editor, 2018) and Phenomenology at Fielding: The Emergence of a Research Style (David Rehorick, and Valerie Bentz, Eds., Fielding University Press, 2017). She published an article in the Schutzian Research journal (Vol. 10), titled "Schutz's Mutual Tuning-In Relationship: Forming a 'We Presence' in Music Performance," and she co-authored an article for the Journal of Executive Education ("Personal Inner Values: A Key to Effective Face-To-Face Business Communication").

Dorianne currently lives primarily in Lyon, France with her husband Jim Lockard, where she enjoys learning French, eating local cuisine, and performing classical chamber music.

Areas of Expertise
Area Expertise
Business/IO Psychology Consulting Skills
Executive Assessment
Organizational Behavior
Organizational Culture
Organizational Development
Training and Development
Coaching Executive and Career Coaching
Consciousness & Spirituality Studies Consciousness Studies / Altered States of Consciousness
Creativity Studies Creativity
Leadership & Management Collaborative Management
Information Systems
Leadership Approaches and Practices
Management Approaches and Practice
Organizational Change and Transformation
Organizations, Culture and Technology
Strategic Management
Team Dynamics
Transformative Learning
Education History
Degree Institution Year
PhD. Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, CA 2012
MBA NYU, Stern School of Business, New York, NY 1989
BA Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY 1978
Coach - International Coach Federation, International
Curriculum Vitae

Team collaboration

Group consciousness


Spirituality in the workplace

Chamber music rehearsal process

Chamber music coaching process


Cotter-Lockard, D. (2018). Authentic Leadership and Followership: International Perspectives. London, U.K.: Palgrave Macmillan.


Cotter-Lockard, D. (2021). The demise of a company: An insider’s personal and scholarly reflection. In L. Morris, Jr. & W. Edmonds (Ed.) When Leadership Fails: Individual, Group, and Organizational Lessons from the Worst Workplace Experiences: Emerald Publishing.

Cotter-Lockard, D. (2018). Collective Virtuosity: Lessons in Personal and Small Group Transformation from Classical Chamber Musicians. In J. Neal (Ed.) Handbook of Personal and Organizational Transformation (pp. 1-23). Electronic: Springer International Publishing.

Cotter-Lockard, D. (2017). Studying collaboration among chamber musicians: phenomenological inspirations and insights. In D. Rehorick, V. Bentz (Ed.) Expressions of Phenomenological Research: Consciousness and Lifeworld Studies (pp. 209-235). Santa Barbara, CA: Fielding University Press.


Cotter-Lockard, D. (2018). Schutz’s Mutual Tuning-In Relationship: Forming a “We Presence” in Music Performance. Schutzian Research, 10 , 107-125.

Manning, C., Waldman, M.R., Lindsey, W., Newberg, A., Cotter-Lockard, D. (2012). Personal Inner Values: A Key to Effective Face-To-Face Business Communication. Journal of Executive Education, 11 (1), 37-65.

Cotter-Lockard, D. (2016). Coach’s Corner: Leading in Faith. Unity Leaders Journal, Coach’s Corner, (Summer),

Cotter-Lockard, D. (2016). Coach’s Corner: The Motivation to Lead. Unity Leaders Journal, (Winter),

Cotter-Lockard, D. (2016). Coach’s Corner: Skills for Leading Ministries of the Future. Unity Leaders Journal, Coach’s Corner, (Spring),

Cotter-Lockard, D. (2015). Coach’s Corner - The Hermetic Law of Correspondence: Congruence and Coherence. Unity Leaders Journal, (Fall),

Professional Skills
Consulting, Coaching, Executive Leadership, Meeting and Workshop Facilitation, Keynote Speaker