Dr. Kennedy

Dr. Justin  James Kennedy holds the position of Professor of Organizational Behavior and Applied Neuroscience at Monarch Business School Switzerland. He holds a Doctor of Professional Studies with Monarch Business School Switzerland as well as a Bachelor of Social Science in Psychology from Rhodes University. Dr. Kennedy is on adjunct faculty at the Salomons Institute for Applied Psychology at Canterbury Christ Church University in the UK, where he supervises Ph.D.’s in behavioral neuroscience. He is an author of the SAGE textbook on Organisational Well-being and wrote the chapter on neuroscience, where he has proposed the meta-model of Organisational Well-being Neuroscience (OWN).

He is a founding member of the Australian Institute of Organisational Neuroscience (ION), and the founding Journal Editor of the SAGE academic publication as part of the Neuro-Capability Organisation. He is the author of BRAIN REBOOT, A Change of Mind Will Change Your Brain (2019), Foreward by Dr. Marshall Goldsmith. The book traces his journey from being in a coma to being a professor of neuroscience and organizational behavior with Monarch University. His TEDx talk: Your Brain is a Selfish Democrat was recorded in South Africa in 2014 and his consulting and executive coaching practice, ProfessorKennedy.com, is based out of NYC and Munich.

Academic Positions Held
  • Professor of Organizational Behavior, Monarch Business School, Switzerland
  • Head of the Institute of Personal Excellence, University of the Free State, South Africa
  • Visiting Academic, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Visiting Academic & Program Author, Da Vinci Institute, South Africa
  • Academic Affiliate, The Professor Paul Goldin Institute, Ireland
Academic Credentials
  • Doctor of Professional Studies, Monarch Business School, Switzerland
  • Bachelor of Social Science, Rhodes University, South Africa
Awards And Honors
  • Frost & Sullivan Technology Award, Awarded to Helicor
  • Guest Lecturer, University of Stellenbosch
Main Academic Interests
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Corporate Social Neuroscience Responsibility Campaign
  • Business Performance
  • Personal Excellence In Business
  • Applied Social Neuroscience Theory
Professional Positions Held In The Past
  • Behavioural Psychologist, Prof. Goldin Clinic
  • Senior Consultant, NeuroLeadership South Africa
  • Executive Coach, Shell Oil
  • Senior Consultant, Optimum Consulting, Dublin Ireland
Associations And Memberships
  • Founding Member, Institute of Coaching, McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School Affiliate
  • Member, the Psychological Society of South Africa
  • Member, COMENSA (The Coaching and Mentoring Society of South Africa)
  • Member, ICF (International Coaching Federation)
  • Research Associate, NeuroLeadership South Africa and New York
  • Research Associate, University of Southern California
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  • Xhosa