Robin Athey


Robin L. Athey
Founder & Partner, Integral Growth, LLC.
Cambridge, MA

Robin is Founder and Partner of Integral Growth, LLC, a platform to advance the practice of leadership development.

As an advisor, Robin collaborates with leaders to accelerate leadership development, align individual and organizational values, and build purpose-led organizations, to create sustainable growth. Current clients include two global professional services firms and one of the nation’s oldest and largest non-profits.

As a researcher, she writes on the topic of leadership development amidst complexity. She is a fellow at Harvard University and co-leads a project at the University of Virginia.

As a coach and trainer, Robin works with leaders to tap their core values and beliefs, and align their sense of purpose with the broader needs of their organizations and society.

For nine years, Robin served as Research Director at Deloitte, where she led the firm’s global research around the human aspects of organizational performance. She has authored dozens of studies and articles, teaming with faculty from MIT, Harvard University, and INSEAD. Her work has been cited in major media around the world, such as The Economist, ABC World News, The Times, Investors’ Business Daily, and The Globe and Mail. She has presented at major conferences and led executive roundtables in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. She also served as an adjunct coach with Deloitte Career Connections, the firm’s internal coaching practice.

Robin has served on the boards of Balance Integration Corporation and the United Nations Association, as well as executive councils at the Conference Board, Harvard University, University of Virginia, and Babson College.

She has extensive international experience, having worked in 28 countries across Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the former Soviet Union. Prior to joining Deloitte Research, she led global production as Vice-President at Cole-Haan, a subsidiary of Nike. She began her career as a manager and consultant with Kurt Salmon Associates.

She holds a B.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Florida; an M.A. in International Economic Policy from Columbia University; and an Advanced Certificate in Organizational Development and HR Management from Columbia University and the University of Michigan.