A clinical psychologist, for over 20 years Karol Wasylyshyn has consulted for Fortune 500 companies, combining her business experience and clinical training. Her clients have included Bristol-Myers-Squibb, Colgate Palmolive, Dupont, FMC, General Electric, GlaxoSmithKline, ICI, Johnson & Johnson, Norfolk Southern Railroad, Pfizer International, Rohm and Haas Company, Schering-Plough, and others. Specializing in leadership development and the importance of emotional intelligence in business, she has coached hundreds of senior executives in every global sector.
Her current academic appointment is adjunct professor of clinical psychology at the Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology at Widener University, and she is also a past member of the coaching faculty in The Wharton School’s Advanced Management Program. In 2000 Karol established The Center for Applied Emotional Competence at Widener University, a pioneering program that stresses emotional IQ as the foundation of sound recruiting and team-building. While published extensively in professional journals, her creative writing includes a collection of what she calls “executive vignettes”—true stories about executives written in poetic form.
Wasylyshyn’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Alembic, Clackamas Corium Magazine Literary Review, Lullwater Review, The Medulla Review, Milk Money, Nimrod, RiverSedge, Spillway and Corium Magazine.