Marie  Carasco, PhD, PCC Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Marie Carasco, PhD, PCC

HR Executive | Culture Transformation Leader

Marie Carasco is an organizational behavior scholar-practitioner with multi-sector experience in executive coaching, organization development (OD), global talent strategy, and applied research connecting psychological principles to business and organizational issues. She is an International Coaching Federation Professional Certified Coach (PCC). Her research and professional interests are in leader development, identity and belonging, OD competencies, and qualitative research.


Marie Carasco, Ph.D., is an organization development strategist and thought leader on leader identity development and high-potential talent. Her passion is in supporting individuals, teams, and organizations in managing change, being better leaders, and navigating difficult dialogues.

As a social scientist and inclusive change agent she has served as a trusted advisor to c-level leadership teams in managing task forces for large-scale global change initiatives, human resources strategy and applied research in the tech, aerospace, engineering, oil and gas, government consulting, nonprofit and education sectors. Marie is an International Coach Federation Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and she is the founder and Chief Social Scientist of Talent en Floré LLC, an executive coaching and organization development consulting practice.

Marie currently teaches and provides mentor coaching in New York University's Human Capital Management portfolio of graduate and executive programs. She has taught masters-level courses in Organizational Behavior, Global Diversity and Leadership Studies at George Mason University, CUNY-Brooklyn College and Azusa Pacific University. Her research and professional interests are in leader development, identity and belonging, Organization Development (OD) competencies, and qualitative research methods.


    PhD, Workforce Education and Development, Penn State
    MBA, Organizational Behavior and Coaching, UT-Dallas
    MA, I-O Psychology, BA Psychology, CUNY-Brooklyn College

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    • Organizational Behavior
    • Leader Development
    • Appreciative Inquiry (AI)
    • Process Consultation
    • Group Dynamics
    • Culture Cultivation
    • Leadership Team Acceleration
    • ICF-Based Executive Coaching
    • Identity and Belonging
    • Human Process Interventions
    • OD Practitioner Competencies
    • Global HR Strategy
    • Ethical Decision-Making
    • Innovation and Start-ups
    • Qualitative Research Methods

Personal Interests

    Health and well-being.



Featured Title
 Featured Title - Rethinking Organizational Diversity:Rothwell,Ealy,Campbell - 1st Edition book cover


Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

The Essential HR Guide for Small Businesses and Startups: Best Practices, Tools, Examples, and Online Resources

Published: Apr 27, 2020 by Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Authors: Marie Carasco, William Rothwell
Subjects: Business & Management

The perfect desk reference for any organization who may not have the financial resources to invest in a fully staffed HR department, Essential HR teaches the nuts and bolts of HR for small businesses and startups and features dozens of examples, sample policies, forms, and checklists.

Human Resource Development Review

Leadership and employee engagement: Proposing research agendas through a review

Published: Dec 23, 2014 by Human Resource Development Review
Authors: Carasco-Saul, M., Kim, W., & Kim, T.
Subjects: Business & Management

The relationship between leadership and employee engagement has not been widely investigated. This research conducted an extensive review of empirical and conceptual studies that examined the relationship between leadership and employee engagement, analyzed/synthesized the studies into integrated frameworks for the leadership–engagement relationship, and proposed future research agendas.