Authors

Suzanne VickbergSuzanne Vickberg, PhD (aka Dr. Suz)
Business Chemistry Type: Guardian-Integrator

Suzanne Vickberg, PhD is Deloitte’s Leadership Center for Clients’ very own Social-Personality Psychologist.  She studies how people’s thoughts, behaviors and preferences are influenced by both who they are and the situations they’re in. As the Applied Insights Lead she uses Business Chemistry® to guide teams through exploring the ways in which their work is shaped by the mix of individuals who make up the team and the unique characteristics they each possess. She helps leaders and teams strategize how to capitalize on their diversity by creating a culture that enables each member to make their best contribution.

Suzanne also conducts research and analytics on the Business Chemistry types as they relate to topics such as individual and team performance, leadership, employee engagement and retention, stress, and gender and generational differences. She herself is a Guardian-Integrator, a combination of Business Chemistry types characterized by a pragmatic approach, a focus on both details and the context in which they exist, and more than a little bit of introspection.

When she’s not working with leaders and teams at Deloitte, Suzanne is shaping the next generation of leaders, teaching management skills to business students at Rutgers University.

Suzanne holds a PhD in Social-Personality Psychology from the Graduate Center at the City University of New York, and an MBA in Management and Organizational Behavior from the Stern School of Business at New York University. She was born and raised in Minnesota, and attended college at the University of Wisconsin, Madison where she double-majored in Psychology and Women’s Studies. She currently lives in New Jersey with her two children.

Grace LeeGrace Lee
Business Chemistry Type: Integrator-Guardian

Grace Lee is a Senior Manager and the Business Chemistry Lead for Deloitte’s Leadership Center for Clients. Grace is responsible for the strategy and overall operations of Business Chemistry, including client delivery, technology build-out, research, content development, and analytics. She leads Business Chemistry labs with client leaders to help them understand how to better relate to others and how to improve alignment and effectiveness in their teams.

Grace’s Business Chemistry profile is Integrator-Guardian which explains her collaborative and empathic approach, attention to detail, and focus on context and the big picture. She values her business relationships and tries to get to know colleagues on a personal level. “Let’s connect!” is her motto. Prior to this role, she was a Manager in Deloitte’s Enterprise Risk Management practice where she spent seven years providing IT risk and advisory services to top financial services institutions in the Chicago area. She also spent time in Talent Deployment supporting the Advisory practice. Prior to Deloitte, Grace worked for ConAgra Foods as a Senior Business Analyst, leading teams through a multi-million dollar supply chain systems implementation. Grace was employed by PricewaterhouseCoopers as a Management Consultant upon graduation from college where she focused on warehouse and transportation management systems implementations.

Grace holds a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with a Concentration in Industrial Distribution Management from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. She currently lives in Illinois with her 2 children.

Danielle FowleDanielle Fowle
Business Chemistry Type: Pioneer-Integrator

Danielle Fowle is a Manager and the Business Chemistry Operations Lead for Deloitte’s Leadership Center for Clients. In this role, she is responsible for global operations, content development, data analysis, and bringing Business Chemistry lab sessions to Deloitte employees and clients.

As a Pioneer-Integrator, Danielle loves exploring inventive ideas with a team of diverse colleagues. She believes that brainstorming and weighing all of the possibilities can be the perfect starting point to achieve the “impossible”. While Danielle typically prefers to stay out of the details, it is not uncommon for her team to find her buried in the data looking for new Business Chemistry insights.

Prior to this role, Danielle spent three years in Deloitte’s Audit practice serving various public and private clients.

Danielle holds a Bachelors of Science in Accounting from the University of Arizona and a Masters of Accounting from the University of Southern California. Danielle currently resides in Southern California with her husband Mike and her golden retriever Emery.

Kimberly ChristfortKimberly Christfort
Business Chemistry Type: Pioneer-Driver National Managing Director, Deloitte Leadership Center for ClientsDeloitte Greenhouses US LeaderBusiness Chemistry Global Leader

Kim Christfort heads Deloitte’s Leadership Center for Clients Group (LCC), which helps executives tackle tough business challenges through experiential engagement. Kim works with business leaders and their teams to uncover cognitive and behavioral barriers to performance, and designs experiences to get them to breakthrough.

As part of this role, Kim leads the US Deloitte Greenhouses–5 permanent, immersive spaces around the country designed to promote exploration and problem solving away from business-as-usual. These environments are designed to provide the conditions necessary to disrupt standard thinking, innovate around opportunities, strengthen alignment, and create momentum for change.

Kim focuses on senior executive teams grappling with adaptive challenges ranging from emerging marketplace disruption to organizational transformations. She is also the architect and global leader of Deloitte’s proprietary personality system Business Chemistry®, developed in partnership with scientists from the fields of neuroanthropology and genetics. She is a frequent speaker, facilitator and coach for global businesses.

Kim focuses on senior executive teams grappling with adaptive challenges ranging from emerging marketplace disruption to organizational transformations. She is also the architect and global leader of Deloitte’s proprietary personality system Business Chemistry®, developed in partnership with scientists from the fields of neuroanthropology and genetics. She is a frequent speaker, facilitator and coach for global businesses.

She has an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and a BA in Science, Technology, and Society from Pomona College.

Selena RezvaniSelena Rezvani
Business Chemistry Type: Integrator-Pioneer

Selena Rezvani is a Manager in Business Chemistry for Deloitte’s Leadership Center for Clients. When she’s not delivering Business Chemistry labs, she focuses her time on content development by gathering research that addresses leading practices in learning design, behavioral assessments, and new tools and technologies. An experienced human capital consultant, Selena has more than a decade of experience in culture surveys, leadership training, and inclusion consulting.

Selena is also the author of two leadership books targeted at professional women. Her latest book, Pushback: How Smart Women Ask—and Stand Up—for What They Want (Jossey-Bass, 2012), focuses on the unmatched power of negotiation skills in women’s career advancement and was recognized with an Axiom Business Book Award in 2013. Her first book, The Next Generation of Women Leaders (Praeger, 2009), profiled 30 “c-level” women, each of whom provided tools and information for young women to shape their own careers. Prior to joining Deloitte, Selena ran her own training consultancy working with clients to help them be more inclusive and welcoming to women, especially at management ranks. Selena is also a former blogger for Forbes.com and wrote an award winning column on women leaders for The Washington Post.

Selena has an MBA from Johns Hopkins University and an MSW from NYU. She lives in the Philadelphia suburbs with her husband Geoff and her three year old boy/girl twins.


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  1. The Business Chemistry model is actually oriented from the Competing Values Framework. Each of the quadrants align to Clan, Adhocracy, Hierarchy and Market. Your model is really nothing new… looks pretty cool though.

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