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  • Degrees
    PhD, Claremont Graduate University
    BA, Economics, St. Olaf College
  • Research Interests
    Responsible management, Care (as a strategic resource), Values-based management systems, Leadership, Organizational strategy and culture, Cross cultural competence, Human performance and resilience

Kristine Marin Kawamura is clinical professor of management at the Drucker School of Management. She teaches the course Create Your Future, a core class within the Drucker Signature Platform that provides highly personalized and practice-based experiences to help students identify their unique career pathways and to invent (or re-invent) their work identities. Students learn to integrate knowledge of the field with knowledge of themselves. They also practice reflection and resilience-building skills to make better decisions and maximize personal and professional wellbeing as they navigate change. Kawamura also teaches courses on Creating Effective Organizations, Strategy, and Cross-Cultural Leadership.

Kawamura is also the CEO and founder of Yoomi Consulting Group, Inc., a company with a mission to transform the world by transforming how leaders lead and people perform. She is committed to enlivening and empowering the human aspect of strategic management, organizational behavior, leadership development, innovation, technology, and management practice in order to reconnect human health and economic wealth with social progress and the creation of responsible, sustainable, and innovative organizations and societies. She balances the bottom line with deeply human approaches to help her clients maximize results and her students to learn, grow, and create careers that allow them to contribute from their heart-based values and purpose.

Kawamura’s current research focuses on developing groundbreaking and original theory, research, and methods for reinventing organizations, leadership, and performance with Care—a core resource for enabling collaboration, authenticity, resilience, and engagement across all human and high-tech touchpoints.

A change agent, author, speaker, consultant, and coach, Kawamura is transdisciplinary, systems-oriented, and globally aware in all her work. Over the years, she has traveled to over 80 countries. These experiences fuel her passion to help people work, connect, and collaborate across the boundaries and borders that, typically, separate us. She loves being married and being mom to twin 12-year-old girls.

CARE: The Missing Link for Energizing Human and Organizational Potential. UK: Routledge Publishing, Forthcoming.

“The Symbiotic Relationship between Care and Values.” In The Secret of Leading and Coaching by Values, edited by Simon L. Dolan. UK: Routledge Publishing, Forthcoming.

Co-authored with Simon L. Dolan. Cross Cultural Competence: A Field Guide for Developing Global Leaders and Managers. UK: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2015.

Co-authored with Simon L. Dolan. “MBSIV: A Framework for Creating a Sustainable Innovation Culture.” European Business Review, (2019).

“Understanding the Concept of Care in Cross Cultural Settings: Towards a Resource Definition of Care in Work Organizations.” Cross Cultural Management: An International Journal 20, no. 2 (2013).

Co-authored with Simon L. Dolan and Alex Makarevich. “Are You – and Your Company – Prepared for the Future of Work in Tomorrowland? Assessing Your Level of Preparedness in 10 Key Domains.” European Business Review, (2015): 30-8.

Create Your Future
Creating Effective Organizations