the President of Wild Swan Resources, a consultancy whose mission is assisting
leaders to cultivate and apply wise business and leadership practices;
Phyllis provides values-based consultation with a clear understanding
of the psychological skills needed for today's economy. She focuses on
designing and implementing effective leadership practices and work systems
to promote work environments that feel good to be in and maximize the
effectiveness and quality of each person's work effort, as well as their
satisfaction with the company itself.
Phyllis has consulted to organizations for over two decades and is known
for her depth of psychological understanding, ethical standards and skill
in designing highly tailored and effective interventions for resolving
the unique challenges each of her client organizations face.
Over the years she has lectured extensively on the implications of wise
leadership practices at national, state and local conferences. She has
spoken on ethics in organizational consultation, as well as the practice
of psychology. Additionally, she has provided numerous and varied training
experiences to audiences as diverse as the Association for Humanistic
Psychology, the California Main Street Association, the National Organizational
Development Network, California Women Lawyers and the California State
Legislature, to name a few.
Phyllis is devoted to taking sound psychological knowledge out of the
consulting room and into the world. To that end her company implemented,
in conjunction with the Professional School of Psychology, a yearlong
special project that taught Ph.D. Candidates in Psychology to provide
innovative training, focusing on the development of psychological resilience,
to diverse and underserved groups in the region.
strongly in meeting the beauty of life in all of it's many variations
and so, for several hours weekly, she volunteers her services to Wellspring
Women's Center, a service organization in the heart of Oak Park, one of
Sacramento's most impoverished neighborhoods.
Phyllis received her B.A. in Psychology with honors, from the University
of California at Santa Cruz. She took both her Masters and Doctorate in
Psychology from Michigan State University, during which time she was privileged
to receive a National Institute of Mental Health Traineeship. She completed
her internship training with the University of California, Davis Medical
School and is a licensed psychologist.