With 20 years experience facilitating change—first as a psychotherapist, and then as a consultant, facilitator and trainer—working in the public, not-for-profit, and corporate sectors, Dr. Tracy Wallach has learned that much of what goes on in organizations is unspoken. Tracy is not afraid to challenge her clients to look beyond the surface to their underlying assumptions about themselves and their organizations. She is fascinated by both the overt and covert dynamics that facilitate or interfere with organizational clarity and that help or hinder one’s ability to lead. She believes leadership requires courage-- to disagree, to speak the unspeakable, to know one’s own truth and be able to hear the truth of the other. She is committed to helping her clients explore the stories not easily told so that they may deal with the reality at hand.
Tracy received her PhD in Educational Studies from Lesley University in Novermber 2010, with a domain of study in Group, Organizational, and Socio-Political Systems. Tracy holds a Masters Degree in Social Work from Smith College, and Bachelor's degree from Brandeis University. She has done post graduate work in Organization Development and Human Resource Consultation (as well as psychodynamic psychotherapy) at the Boston Institute for Psychotherapy. Additionally, she has training in appreciative inquiry, facilitating dialogue, mediation and conducting large group interventions.
Tracy has long been interested in the application of group relations theory and methodology to understanding groups and organizations, as well as societal dynamics and conflict transformation. She is Past-President of the Center for the Study of Groups and Social Systems (Boston Affiliate, AKRI), and is a past board member of AK Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems.