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About Pamela

PAMELA MEYER, Ph.D. draws on more than 20 years of organizational development experience and the latest research to work with clients who want to be more agile and innovative and need new competencies and capacities for strategic success. She works with organizations worldwide using the strategies she learned in her years building creative teams in the professional theater. Today she combines innovative strategies from artistic collaboration with cutting edge management research and practice to help her clients work at the top of their capacity.


Pamela is the author of four books on agility, innovation and learning, including the forthcoming The Agility Shift: Creating Agile and Effective Leaders, Teams and Organizations (Bibliomotion, 2015), Permission: A Guide to Generating More Ideas, Being More of Yourself and Having More Fun at Work (Playspace Press, 2011),  From Workplace to Playspace: Innovating, Learning and Changing Through Dynamic Engagement (Jossey-Bass, 2010) and Quantum Creativity: Nine Principles to Transform the Way You Work (McGraw/Contemporary, 2000), and has contributed two chapters to edited books on transformative learning, as well as numerous articles and papers.

Pamela received her doctorate in Human and Organizational Systems from Fielding Graduate University and holds Master of Arts degrees from Antioch University and Fielding Graduate University, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Boston University's School for Theatre Arts. In addition to her work with organizations, She teaches courses in business creativity, organizational change and adult learning at DePaul University, where she is director of the Center to Advance Education for Adults and a Faculty Fellow at the Center for Creativity and Innovation, part of the Driehaus College of Business and the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.


When not speaking or consulting, Pamela maintains her own agility through amateur ski racing, and has qualified for the national NASTAR championships for the past three years.










NPR Interview and Blog Post With Pamela Meyer, May 9, 2012






NPR Interview and Blog Post With Pamela Meyer, May 2, 2012.





The Provocative Board Room: Review and reflection on value of playspace for non-profit boards.
Blog post, January 2011


From Workplace to Playspace: Linking Employee Engagement to Patient Satisfaction and Safety
Article, November 2010


Grand Designs: How investigating in an imaginative workspace can pay dividends in the long term (Features interview with Pamela Meyer)
Article, November 2010


For Threadless, Loose Fits: Feature Article on Bringing Playspace to Life for Employee Engagement and Innovation
Article, September 2010

Don Bushnell Reviews Workplace to Playspace for OD Network.
Book Review, Summer 2010


Author Pamela Meyer Discusses Improving Productivity With Play
Interview, August 2010






Office Transformations: From Workplace to Playspace
Review, June 2010





‘Playspace’ Drives Employee Engagement, Productivity
Article, July 2010


Marshmallow Dodge Ball and Making Work Fun: Feature article on the business value of playspace
Article, June 2010



Jossey-Bass: Interview with the author
May 2010



HumanResourcesIQ: From Workplace to Playspace Book Review
April 21, 2010





PRWeb: "Book Launch -- From Workplace to Playspace: Innovating, Learning and Changing Through Dynamic Engagement,"
April 5, 2010


CIO Magazine Book Placement
April 2010



Fielding FAN Mail: "Alumni, Pamela Meyer, Publishes New Book,"
April 2010





CW Philadelphia: "The Business Case for Playspace"
March 23, 2010





DePaul University Alumni Newsletter: "Sharing Knowledge in Real World Settings"
February 2010