Dr. Cotter-Lockard is an experienced C-level leader and a former Big 5 consultant. She holds an MBA from a top AACSB-accredited business school and recently earned a Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Systems. With over 30 years of business and technology leadership in Fortune 500 companies, she has led large organizations by defining core values-based vision and strategy, leading change, instituting best practices, and developing leaders. Dr. Cotter-Lockard is a Fellow at the Institute for Social Innovation at Fielding Graduate University and she conducts research in the areas of team collaboration, leadership, chamber music, coaching, and spirituality in the workplace.
Fielding Graduate University; Santa Barbara, CA; PhD, 2012; Organizational Development New York University Stern School of Business; New York, NY; MBA, Finance, 1989 Yale University School of Music and Art; New Haven, CT; Graduate Fellowship, 1980 Mannes College of Music; New York, NY; Graduate Fellowship String Quartet, 1979 Eastman School of Music; Rochester, NY; Bachelor of Music; 1978
Cotter-Lockard, D. (05/2013). The Generative Team: How chamber music coaches use love and energy to enable student musicians to collaborate effectively. Presented at the 3rd Annual Conference of the International Association of Management, Spirituality, and Religion (IAMSR), Lourdes, France.
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).
Cotter-Lockard, D. (11/2012). Playing in a String Quartet: Somatic Awareness and Embodied Expression. Presented at Annual Meeting of the Society for Phenomenology and the Human Sciences (SPHS), Rochester, NY.
Cotter-Lockard, D. (10/2012). (Doctoral Dissertation). Chamber Music Coaching Strategies and Rehearsal Techniques that Enable Collaboration. Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, CA.
Cotter-Lockard, D. and Shapiro, J. (1/2011). Can we be free in an un-free world? Adorno’s concept of false consciousness. Presented at Fielding Graduate University, Winter National Session, in a symposium titled, “Music, Consciousness, and Society”
Newberg, A. B., Waldman, M. R., Newberg, S., Cotter-Lockard, D., & Baker, J. (2010). Development of a Mindfulness-Based Dialogue Technique: Preliminary Data on Effects of Compassionate Communication on Intimacy. Ms. Cotter-Lockard presented the paper at the American Psychological Association Annual Conference, San Diego (8/2010).
Cotter-Lockard, D. (10/2008). Higher Consciousness Through Meditation: Phenomenological Explorations. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Phenomenology and the Human Sciences (SPHS), Pittsburgh, October 2008.