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Erek J. Ostrowski, PhD

Affiliated Faculty, Organizational Dynamics; Founder, Verve Coaching

Erek J. Ostrowski, PhD, PCC, is a leadership and business coach, coach educator, and the founder of Verve Coaching. He is recognized for his innovative work advancing group coaching knowledge and practice in entrepreneurship and management education. Erek’s study interests include entrepreneurial learning, identity development, group coaching, and narrative theory. In his professional practice, he partners with entrepreneurs and executives to help them become skillful, impactful leaders in the organizations and communities they serve. At Penn, he is an affiliated faculty member in the Leadership Coaching Cohort in the Organizational Dynamics program.

Erek received his PhD in organizational development and change from Fielding Graduate University. He is a credentialed coach with the International Coach Federation (ICF) and the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE), and a board member of the Graduate School Alliance for Education in Coaching. In 2017, Erek was awarded a Harnisch Fellowship from the Institute of Coaching for his original research on navigating entrepreneurial challenges through group coaching.

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