Alfonso Montuori, Ph.D. is a pioneer in the fields of creativity and transformative leadership. His bespoke Evolutionary Strategies program provides a set of successful career-enhancing tools for high-potential managers and executives across the globe, as well as coaching for personal development. The Evolutionary Strategies programs are based on a unique perspective informed by over 25 years experience in international consulting, extensive research publications, and an academic career marked by educational innovation.
Alfonso has consulted with numerous international corporations, government and educational institutions including: Procter & Gamble, Pacific Bell, Kaiser Permanente, NetApp, Merqurio (Italy), Training Vision (Singapore), Stentor Group (Canada), U.S. Forest Service, ClimateXChange, Interstate Insurance, CABA (Climate Action Business Association), Omnitel-Olivetti (Italy), ENEL (Italy), U.S. Department of Labor, Pilkington Barnes-Hind, Progressive Insurance, and others.
He is currently Professor in the Transformative Inquiry Department at California Institute of Integral Studies, where he designed the Transformative Leadership M.A. and the Transformative Studies Ph.D. Alfonso has been Distinguished Visiting Professor at Sapienza-University of Rome, and Distinguished Visiting Professor in the School of Fine Arts at Miami University, in Oxford, Ohio. In 1985-1986 he taught management psychology at the Central South University in Hunan, China.
Alfonso Montuori is also the author of numerous groundbreaking books and articles on leadership, creativity and innovation, social change, and complexity. Books include Evolutionary Competence (1989), From Power to Partnership (with Isabella Conti, 1993) Creators on Creating (co-edited with Barron & Barron, 1997), Social Creativity, vols. 1-2 (co-edited with Ronald E. Purser, 1999), and Journeys in Complexity (2014). He has written articles in publications such as Academy of Management Review, Human Relations, Journal of Management Education, and Journal of Humanistic Psychology. Alfonso's work has been translated in Chinese, French, Spanish, and Italian. He is on the board of numerous academic journals and the Co-Editor of World Futures: The Journal of New Paradigm Research. Alfonso has contributed major entries to the International Encyclopedia of Organization Studies, The Encyclopedia of Creativity, The Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning, the Handbook of Workplace Spirituality and Organizational Performance, The Encyclopedia of Creativity, Invention, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship, and the Handbook of Humanistic Psychology.
Alfonso’s father was Italian and his mother Dutch, and he was born in the Netherlands, then spending the first 23 years of his life in Lebanon, Greece, and England. He came to the United States in 1983 after graduating from the University of London, and completed his Ph.D. in 1991. In London he worked as an interpreter for Scotland Yard (London Metropolitan Police) and as a professional musician. An accomplished saxophone and flute player, Alfonso recorded and performed extensively throughout England, and started an indie record label, Banana Records. Today, Alfonso expresses his passion for music through his collaboration with his wife, jazz singer Kitty Margolis, as a producer and sax player in her performances and award-winning recordings. He is a voting member of the National Academy for Recording Arts and Sciences (GRAMMY).