Master of Philosophy in Organizational Dynamics Theses

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Thesis or dissertation

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Submitted to the Program of Organizational Dynamics, College of Liberal and Professional Studies, in the School of Arts and Sciences in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Philosophy in Organizational Dynamics at the University of Pennsylvania

Advisor: Amrita V. Subramanian


The purpose of this capstone is to challenge the coaching community to rethink intuition as a form of intelligence, and that when applied to the coaching process can be of greater help to coaching clients within the context of decision-making. This capstone introduces the design and test pilot of an “Integrative-Brain Assessment” that uses a novel somatically-informed, neuroscience-based framework to help coaching clients engage their whole-brain for an optimal decision-making process. This assessment enables the coaching client’s ‘Intuitive Intelligence’ to absorb, synthesize, and integrate the elements of their problem or challenge so that a solution seems to pop into their head without any conscious effort on their part. The more the coaching client lets go and allows this organic process to work, the stronger their ‘Intuitive Intelligence’ becomes.


intuition, neuroscience, coaching, intuitive intelligence, head-brain, heart-brain, gut-brain, unconscious



Date Posted: 05 June 2018