Ilene Wasserman

Ilene Wasserman, Ph.D.

Founder and President of ICW Consulting


Ilene has over 30 years of experience in Organizational Consulting, Strategic Planning, Change Management, Leadership Development and Executive Coaching. Ilene helps leaders and teams throughout organizations leverage multiple dimensions of domestic and global diversity by enhancing communication and collaboration.  Ilene’s approach is appreciative, based on the principles that we transform organizational cultures through engaging the whole system.  The culture of organizations is created and perpetuated in the stories people tell and live, and organizational structures and processes.

Ilene has served as an executive coach with senior executives and board of directors of Fortune 100 companies, socially responsible businesses, health care institutions and institutions of higher education. Consultations have also included designing retreats for leadership teams and developing internal work teams. She has also led large strategic change initiatives. In addition to consulting and coaching Ilene has taught courses in leadership, organizational consulting, leading diversity, organizational communication, emotional intelligence and cultural competence, and group dynamics at the graduate level.

Ilene received her PhD from the Fielding Graduate University in Human and Organizational Development. She also holds Masters degrees both in Counseling Psychology and Social Work from Washington University and a Bachelor degree from Cornell University in Human Development. In addition to her formal education, Ilene is trained in Future Search, Gestalt, and Appreciative Inquiry. She was a charter member of Appreciative Inquiry Consulting Group and has conducted foundational and advanced workshops in Appreciative Inquiry.  She is certified in the Organization Workshop, and other coaching assessments. She is a member of the Board of Governors of the Center for Creative Leadership where she is Chair of the Research, Innovation and Program Development Committee. She is also a Fellow of both the Taos Institute and The Lewin Center, serves on the Boards of the CMM Institute and the Public Dialogue Consortium and is a Member of NTL.

Ilene is active in her community, serving as Secretary on the Lower Merion Township Human Relations Commission, Strategy Officer of the Maestro Foundation, and Board member for The Support Center for Child Advocates and JSPAN.

Contact Information

Ilene Wasserman, Ph.D.
Founder and President, ICW Consulting
744 Clarendon Rd, Penn Valley, PA 19072, USA
Office: (610) 667-5305