Kerry Sulkowicz, Founder and Managing Principal, Boswell Group LLC

“Success is not how much money I make, it’s about having fulfilling experiences”

Today on The Brand Called You, we have a very accomplished personality from the mental health industry. Dr. Sulkowicz is the Founder and Managing principal of Boswell Group. President of Elect of The American Psychoanalytic Association. He advises on leadership challenges, CEO succession, board dynamics and culture change. Dr. Sulkowicz is also a highly respected professional coach. Being a child whose parents were survivors of The Holocaust, Dr. Sulkowicz was sensitised towards human suffering. Dr. Sulkowicz considers his higher education as a major milestone of his life and is extremely grateful for the same. Mr. Garg and Dr. Sulkowicz engaged in a detailed conversation around mental health and the stigma that surrounds the subject. They discussed the challenges that the new generation faces, the symptoms of mental health issues, behaviour patterns, mental help preferences and the increasing necessity of addressing mental health issues. Dr. Sulkowicz believes that technology has led to reduced emotional connection that people used to make. Dr. Sulkowicz prefers to be addressed as an advisor instead of a coach. He explained the importance of coaching to professionals with businesses as well as anyone else who needs it. He also threw light on coaching relationships and his role as an advisor. He explained that his role as an advisor is to help his clients reflect. He serves as the sounding board on complicated aspects that his clients deal with and their roles as leaders of organisations. 


Kerry Sulkowicz, Founder and Managing Principal, Boswell Group LLC


Kerry J. Sulkowicz, MD serves as a trusted advisor on people and culture to some of the world’s most well-known and respected CEOs and corporate boards. He is the founder and Managing Principal of the Boswell Group LLC, a management consultancy based in New York since 1998. Dr. Sulkowicz is President-elect of the American Psychoanalytic Association. Trained as a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, Dr. Sulkowicz advises on a range of issues including leadership challenges, CEO succession, management team and board dynamics, merger and acquisition integration, high-stakes hiring assessments, and corporate culture change. In addition to coaching CEOs and senior teams, he counsels boards in a wide array of industries, from startups to family-controlled enterprises to the Fortune 500. He is also a Senior Advisor to Teneo, a global CEO advisory firm focused on crisis management, and to the CEO & Board Practice of Heidrick & Struggles, a global executive search firm.
Dr. Sulkowicz is often cited in the press, including the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, New York Times and Washington Post, and was a regular columnist in Business Week and Fast Company magazines, having written more than seventy columns on the psychology of business. His landmark article, “Worse than Enemies: The CEO’s Destructive Confidant,” was published in the Harvard Business Review in 2004. Dr. Sulkowicz is a graduate of Harvard College and the University of Texas Medical Branch. He was a Resident and Chief Resident in Psychiatry at New York University Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital. He is now a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine, where he received the Distinguished Teacher Award. He also received the Edith Sabshin Teaching Award from the American Psychoanalytic Association. A passionate advocate for human rights, Dr. Sulkowicz is the past chair of the board of Physicians for Human Rights, a global human rights organization that shared in the Nobel Peace Prize, and serves on the Advisory Council of Acumen.




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