Therese Huston

SHE / HER / HERS

  • Author
  • Coach
  • Consultant
  • Speaker
  • Workshop Facilitator

Therese Huston is a cognitive psychologist and author of three best-selling books — her latest being “Let’s Talk: Make Effective Feedback Your Superpower”. As a workshop facilitator on inclusive workplaces, she turns smart research into great practice. She’ll help your team give feedback, make decisions, and curb unconscious bias. Her greatest asset? She can take sticky, daunting topics and make them manageable, actionable, and clear.

GUIDING PRINCIPLE

Side with the person, not the problem.

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Popular Talks

Let’s Talk: Make Effective Feedback Your Superpower

How to give and solicit feedback to bring out your best at work.

Tackling Unconscious Bias in Performance Reviews

How gender bias sneaks into performance reviews and how to curb it.

How Women Decide: What We Should Know About Gender and Decision Making (But Often Don’t)

A talk that debunks myths about women as decision-makers and offers strategies for making smarter choices.

The Joys and Challenges of Teaching Outside Your Comfort Zone

How common it is to teach something you just learned and strategies for doing it brilliantly.

Speaking, Workshops, Consulting, & Coaching

Workshops

A training with Therese on how to give effective feedback is interactive and engaging, and most importantly, it’s practical. You’ll leave with strategies you want to try immediately and you’ll build psychological safety on your team.

Consulting

If employees are reluctant to give feedback in your organization, Therese will work with you to first identify the crux of the challenge and then co-create solutions tailored to your larger objectives and culture. She listens, she asks questions, and she’ll draw upon research to find a solution that works for you.

Coaching

Therese has been coaching leaders on how to give and receive feedback for almost two decades. She’ll work with you on how to ask more and tell less, and she’ll coach you on how to side with the person, not the problem.

“Therese partnered thoughtfully with our leadership team to create a workshop that was tailored to our unique needs. This enabled us to ensure the content was grounded in data, relevant and engaging for the attendees.”
— Leslie Chen, Microsoft

“Dr. Huston doesn’t just present eye-opening research and stories; she gives audiences actionable advice that can transform our careers and even the workplace. Her work is so vital during this moment of change.”
— Carolyn Gan, Watermark Conference for Women

“Wow! Our hour together was so interactive and interesting that it flew by.”
— Mathew Ouellett, Cornell University

“Therese brings a certain sage-like quality to her sessions. She is honest and realistic, yet empowering and positive.”
— Sumita Khatri, Cleveland Clinic

"Therese is a master at telling stories that engage participants and at facilitating activities that challenge them to think in new ways."
— KEVIN BARRY, University of Notre Dame

Therese Huston is a cognitive scientist at Seattle University and the author of three books. Her latest book, “Let’s Talk: Make Effective Feedback Your Superpower,” was published by Portfolio/Penguin Random House.

Therese received her BA from Carleton College and her MS and PhD in cognitive psychology from Carnegie Mellon University. She completed a prestigious post-doc at the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, and she’s currently finishing a graduate program at the business school at Oxford University.

In 2004, she founded the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Seattle University. Therese has also written for the New York Times and Harvard Business Review and her last book, “How Women Decide,” was named a summer reading title by Oprah.com.

Therese has led training workshops on how to create more inclusive workplaces at Microsoft, Amazon, the U.S. State Department, and the Cleveland Clinic. She also consults regularly about how to give and solicit better feedback, how to curb unconscious bias in the workplace, and how to make smarter decisions. Her polished combination of illuminating science and practical application makes her a favorite across many sectors, from tech to education, from health care to non-profits.

If you have people who aren’t reaching their potential, Therese can help.

When she’s not writing or speaking, she loves to spend time with her husband, travel, play with numbers, work her yoga mat, and bake amazing gluten-free chocolate cake.

Let’s collaborate to ensure a transformative experience.