Areas of Expertise: Action learning, experiential learning, social-business innovations, sustainability, individual and team coaching, team learning and development, Appreciative Inquiry, organizational values, coaching, leadership assessment and development, organizational change, gender in organizations, organizational behavior, and organization development.
Dr. Richley is currently the Co-founder and Chief Design and Innovation Officer of Interaction Science, LLC. Interaction Science is a management consulting company focused on creating high-impact engagement in organizations incorporating positive and flourishing change. She is an Associate Professor who was previously the Chair/Program Director of the Business and Entrepreneurship Department at Chatham University. Before joining Chatham University Dr. Richley was the AVP of Human Resources and Adjunct Faculty for the Masters in Positive Organization Development at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). Prior to that she was an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior, Weatherhead School of Management (WSOM), CWRU and was a Visiting Professor at ESADE Business School in Barcelona, Spain.
Bonnie Richley has a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior, an MSODA from Case Western Reserve University and a BA from Baldwin Wallace University. Dr. Richley developed the concept of Social Business Innovations (SBIs) to help organizations rejuvenate communities in which they are embedded. She has also been actively involved in gender research and practice; positive organization development with expertise in Appreciative Inquiry; executive coaching as a trainer and master coach; adult learning theories with expertise in Experiential Learning Theory; and competency development. Dr. Richley is a Research Fellow at Rutgers University from 2010 and was Visiting Professor at ESADE Business School Barcelona, Spain from 2004-2006. She taught in the MPOD Program at WSOM including being the Faculty Director for an International Executive MBA Program. Dr. Richley has taught action learning, leadership and management, organizational behavior, sustainability, and team learning and development focusing on team leadership, team membership and client management in the MBA and MS Finance, at CWRU. She has also functioned as the Master Faculty Team coach for full-time MBA thematic electives (Design and Sustainability) and their Finance capstone course.?At the doctoral level (PhD in Organizational Behavior), Dr. Richley has taught about her theory of Social-business Innovations. She also served on doctoral dissertation committees in WSOM’s Doctorate in Management Program and has been nominated for the Teaching Excellence Award in 2007 and 2009. At ESADE (Barcelona and Madrid) she has teaching experience in leadership assessment and development for senior executives.
Dr. Richley has published scholarly and practitioner articles on Social Business Innovation, organizational change, sustainability, team learning and development, managing by values, gender studies and also presented her work nationally and internationally. Her work includes numerous book chapters, publications, and presentations, nationally and globally, and a co-authored book on Managing by Values. She has participated in panels and keynote engagements to generate dialogue about important issues in the workplace providing participants with concrete strategies and behaviors to excel. Dr. Richley has been an invited guest speaker on topics to include Appreciative Inquiry, sustainability, leadership, change, adult learning theories, organizational learning, competency development, and both individual and team coaching. Dr. Richley has been on the editorial board of the Journal of Business and Strategy.
From 1987 through 2003 Dr. Richley worked for a variety of organizations in a management capacity including the international healthcare market. She spearheaded and directed the Center for International Relations at a major university hospital. She has also been involved in the strategic planning and program development for the office of Urban Health at the School of Medicine, CWRU. Dr. Richley’s work experience includes serving as the Executive Director for the Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit, WSOM, CWRU. As an organizational development consultant, she works with organizations in the for-profit and the not-for profit sectors in the U.S. and across the globe. Her consulting practice and work experience has focused on executive coaching, leadership training, strategic planning, program development, organizational change, Appreciative Inquiry and team coaching and development.
Dr. Richley’s certifications include Executive Coaching (Hay Group), Coaching by Values (ICF accredited), and Workplace Mediator and train-the-trainer. She has created and conducted both basic and advanced coaching training programs at ESADE Business School in Barcelona and Madrid, Spain. She has also developed an individual and team coaching certification program using the Learning Needs Inventory (LNI) and the Team Learning Inventory (TLI) respectively.
Her most recent publication is her co-authored book entitled, High-Impact Engagement: A two-phase approach for individual and team development (2018).