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Caroline Webb

2016 Speaker

CAROLINE WEBB is CEO of Sevenshift, a firm that shows people how to use insights from behavioral science to improve their working life. Her book on that topic, “How To Have A Good Day,” is being published in 17 languages and more than 60 countries. She is also a senior adviser to McKinsey, where she was previously a partner. An economist by background, she makes extensive use of behavioral science, including behavioral economics, psychology, neuroscience, to help her clients discover how to be at their best – and how to bring the best out of their colleagues in turn. During her 12 years at McKinsey, Webb specialized in helping organizations shift their culture in more positive directions. She co-founded McKinsey’s leadership practice, and designed the firm’s approach to transforming senior team dynamics and improving personal effectiveness. She also founded and remains faculty of McKinsey’s flagship leadership development course for senior female executives. She is a founding fellow of the Harvard-affiliated Institute of Coaching and has degrees in economics from Cambridge and Oxford Universities. Her work has been widely featured in the media, including the Financial Times, New York Times, Fast Company, The Economist, WIRED, Fortune, TIME, Business Insider, The Guardian and Harvard Business Review. @caroline_webb_