Dr Maria Malayter – How is franchise leadership developed?
Dr. Maria Malayter is a professor of business psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She has a diverse background as a higher education and business professional with a unique blend of administration, instruction, organizational consulting and business experience. She is an organizational development leader who has professional experience in various environments such as Fortune 500 companies, educational institutions, community programs, government, nonprofits and the military. Specifically, Dr. Malayter worked as a leadership consultant for a national women’s nonprofit, as a facilitator and director contracting with the U.S. Navy in training and organizational development, as an assistant professor, assistant dean and director at National Louis University, as a faculty coordinator at Webster University, and as a regional market manager over consultative sales at the Apollo Education Group. She also spearheaded the launch of a Center for Positive Aging that supported curriculum for careers in aging, a robust Lifelong Learning Institute, Project Second Act – demonstration project with the Women’s Bureau of the DOL, and positive aging conferences from her research in the new retirement and encore careers. She has been teaching in the college classroom and online for over 27 years at more than 10+ different institutions.
Dr. Malayter is a professional speaker, consultant and coach in her own private company and through the Do What You Love Foundation, a 501©3 public charity she created in 2010. She graduated from Walden University with a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Science with a specialization in Leadership and Organizational Change and a M.A. in Organizational Consulting from Ball State University. Beyond her degrees, Dr. Malayter is a Certified Worksite Wellness Specialist and Certified Wellness Practitioner through the National Wellness Institute and keeps her wellness a priority through bicycling almost every day through all seasons.
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