Khatera Sahibzada, Ph.D., is an industrial/organizational psychologist specializing in leadership development, talent assessment, and performance management. Her approach leverages behavioral science and integrates Eastern philosophy and Western psychology. Over the course of her career, she has consulted with employees at all levels of the organization and has partnered with clients in the European Union, Japan, South Korea, Mexico and China.
Dr. Sahibzada's peer-reviewed articles have been published in academic journals in the field of industrial/organizational psychology and human resources. Additionally, she is a contributor to Fast Company and Entrepreneur.com. Her work has also appeared in the Washington Post, World Economic Forum, Salon, Government Executive, CNN, Business Standard, TechCrunch, and The Conversation. Further, Dr. Sahibzada has presented at professional meetings on topics related to work-life balance, entrepreneurship, leadership, and well-being in the workplace. Dr. Sahibzada serves on the Executive Committee of the Business Council for Peace (Bpeace), which helps entrepreneurs in conflict-affected countries create employment. In addition to her consulting work, Dr. Sahibzada serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California (USC), where she teaches graduate courses in Group Dynamics and Leadership and Selection and Assessment.
Dr. Sahibzada earned her B.A. degree in psychology from California State University, her M.A. in Psychology from Pepperdine University, and her Ph.D. degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Portland State University where she was awarded a SYLFF Fellowship for International Research and was a recipient of the Grant of Cultural Cooperation sponsored by Spain's Ministry of Education and Culture.