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Eleanor Lawrence, Psy.D.

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Management and Entrepreneurship


H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business & Entrepreneurship



Dr. Eleanor Lawrence has extensive Executive Human Resources. and Organizational Behavior Internal/External Consultant experience. She has a strong applications and academic background in organizational development, organizational renewal, and culture transformation. With expertise in employee relations, labor relations, compensation, and leadership development she has excellent change management, facilitation, and feedback skills. Dr. Lawrence has proven expertise with diagnostic, assessment, and intervention processes and instruments at the organizational, department, team, and individual levels.

Eleanor is a consultant providing Human Resource Management, Leadership Development, and Organizational Behavioral consulting and coaching services with expertise in executive coaching, organizational dynamics, employee relations, leadership development, succession planning, and strategic planning.

Her background includes extensive coaching experience at the Executive level in healthcare. She also spent over twenty years as a Human Resources Executive in the healthcare industry. She was the Vice President for Human Resources for four acute care hospitals, outpatient surgical centers, psychiatric facilities, and home health agencies, comprised of 4,000 employees. In addition, she facilitated and designed strategic planning processes, performance management, and compensation systems to include 360-degree feedback. She started an organizational behavior and consulting firm, Human Dynamics in 2002 with an emphasis on executive leadership, coaching, and organizational systems behavior.

Additional areas of expertise include Organizational Design, Development, and Renewal, Change and Conflict Management, Facilitation Skills, Strategic Planning, Performance Management, and Succession Planning. Industries that have benefited from her work include Healthcare (large for-profit and not-for-profit hospital systems), Hospitality, Scuba Diving, Insurance, and Gaming. She is also a consultant for Hogan Assessment Systems, Creative Metrics, LLC, Right Florida, and an adjunct coach and trainer for the Center for Creative Leadership.

She has been a professor for graduate and undergraduate business, human resources, and organizational behavior at two universities, and held the academic position of Area Chair for Graduate Business. Eleanor has a B.S. in Psychology, M.S. in Human Resources, and Doctorate in Business Administration (concentration in Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior), and a Psy.D. in Organizational Leadership.

Eleanor is a Professional Association of Diving Course Director and Master Scuba Diving Instructor, marathon runner, and guide for the disabled runner, and she enjoys sailing.

  • Psy.D. - University of the Rockies - Organizational Leadership
  • D.B.A. - Nova Southeastern University - Human Resource Management
  • M.S. - Nova Southeastern University - Human Resource Management
  • B.S. - Nova Southeastern University - Psychology

CHS 5300 Principles of Leading Changes, Collaboration and Team Science in Complex Health Systems

HRM 5360 Human Resource Development

HRM 5380 Employee Relations

MGT 5001 Developing Academic and Career Success

Trends in Research in the Decision Sciences

Decision Sciences Institute & Peterson 2014

Leslie Tworoger, Eleanor Lawrence, & Cynthia Ruppel Ambidexterity in the TMT: Exploration and Exploration Behaviors for Innovation.

Paper, SMA, 2019, Norfolk VA

To Examine Ambidexterity in the C-Suite Through the Lens of Exploration and Exploitative Behaviors and Activities Ambidexterity Fosters Organizational Innovation, DSI , 2017, Washington DC

Organizational Creativity and the Top Management Team (TMT): An Interactionist Perspective, Allied Academics Fall Conference - Internet Division, 2015, Washington DC

A Roadmap for Healthcare: A Longitudinal Approach to Culture Change in a Turbulent Environment. 2014., DSI, 2015, Washington DC

Leadership Versatility: Impact on Organizational Innovation Under Complexity, Southern Management Association 2015 Meeting, 2015, Washington DC

Leader Creativity Profile: Assessing Sagacity, AISBE Conference. 2013, Washington DC

The Emotions and Cognitions of Change: Top Management Reflections in the Healthcare Industry, Federation of Business Disciplines – Southwest DSI 2013, Washington DC

The Business of Healthcare: Class Five Turbulence, Southern Management Association 2012, Washington DC

Lawrence, E., Cadet-Laborde, F., Weisfeld-Spolter, S., Yurova, Y., Tworoger, L. (in press). Positive Affect as a Resource and the Mediating Role of Mindfulness on Employees During Times of Disruption. To appear in Development and Learning in Organizations.

Lawrence, E., Weisfeld-Spolter, S., Tworoger, L., Yurova, Y., Mujtaba, B. (in press). An Informed Practice for Leading Change Collaboratively. To appear in Development and Learning in Organizations: An International Journal.

Guralski, J., Lawrence, E., Sainfort, F. (2021). Leading Organization Change Models: Change in the Era of COVID-19. Future Dimensions in Clinical Nutrition Practice, 40(1), 12-18.

Lawrence, E., Tworoger, L. C., Ruppel, C. P., Mujtaba, B. (2021). A team-based roadmap for healthcare change in a turbulent environment: A longitudinal Study of a not-for-profit hospital transitioning into a for-profit organization. To appear in Public Organization Review, 19.

Lawrence, E., Tworoger, L., Ruppell, C., Yurova, Y. (2021). TMT Leadership Ambidexterity: Balancing Exploration and Exploitation Behaviors for Innovation. European Journal of Innovation Management.

Eleanor Lawrence, Alan Freidman, Donna Phillips, Kate Roloff, Joseph Zuckreman, & Martinne Macclusa (2020). Personality Predictors of Communication Among Othopaedic Surgery Residents. Journal of Surgical Education 70(1), pp. 20.

Eleanor Lawrence, Margaret Dunn, & Sara Weisfeld-Spolter (2018). Developing Leadership Potential in Graduate Students with Assessment, Self-Awareness, Reflection and Coaching. Journal of Management Development Vol. 37 ( Issue: 8), pp. pp.634-651.

Frank Cavico, Bahaudin Mujtaba, Eleanor Lawrence, & Stephen Muffler (2018). Examining the Efficacy of the Common Law Tort of Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress and Bullying in the Context of the Employment Relationship. Business Ethics and Leadership 2(2), pp. 14-31.

Eleanor Lawrence, Cynthia Ruppel, & Leslie Tworoger (2016). Organizational Creativity and the Top Management Team (TMT): An Interactionist Perspective. Journal of Organizational Communication, Culture and Conflict AJR-JOCCC-4376 for publication in JOCCC.(AJR-JOCCC-4376 for publication in JOCCC.), pp. 1-20.

Frank Cavico, Bahaudin Mujtaba, Eleanor Lawrence, & Stephen Muffler (2015). Personality Tests in Employment: A Continuing Legal, Ethical, and Practical Quandary. Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal 2(3), pp. 60-84.

Leslie Tworoger, Eleanor Lawrence, & Cynthia Ruppel (2014). Roadmap for Transformational Change in a Hospital Setting: Longitudinal View. DSI Best Papers from the 2014 Annual conference Trends and Research in Decision Sciences(), pp. 110-130.

Leslie Tworoger, Eleanor Lawrence, & Cynthia Ruppel (2014). The Emotions and Cognitions During Organizational Change: The Importance of Emotional Work for Leaders. Journal of Organizational Culture, Communication and Conflict 18(1).

Eleanor Lawrence (2010). Myers Briggs and Psychological Type and Change Style for Hospital Executives. Journal of Psychological Issues in Organizational Culture 1(2), pp. 6-31.