Having pioneered the bridging of psychological research and sustainability for 30 years, Dr. Renée Lertzman translates complex psychological and social science research insights into clear, applied and profound tools for organizations around the world seeking to engage, mobilize and connect with diverse populations, communities and individuals. Her unique and integrated approach brings together the best of the behavioral sciences, social sciences and innovative design sciences to create a powerful approach to engagement and social change. She calls this “Existential Change Management.”
Renée works with leaders, teams and organizations across government, business, philanthropic, and non-governmental sectors, including Google, California Academy of Sciences, VMware, Unity, IKEA and WWF. She keynotes globally. In 2018 she was awarded a grant from KR Foundation and 11th Hour Project to create ProjectInsideOut.net, a hub translating psychological insights into tools for changemakers.
Renée has a PhD from the Cardiff School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University, UK. Her first book, Environmental Melancholia: Psychoanalytic Dimensions of Engagement, was published by Routledge in 2015. She is working on a trade book, a field guide about apathy and accessing care.