Irene SteinEducation

PhD, Fielding Graduate University; MA, Colorado State University; MS, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; BS, Bucknell University

Research Interests

Coaching research and practice for organizations and teams; interpersonal and organizational communication; discourse analysis; leadership; organization theory; groups and teams; adult development; transformational learning; qualitative research methodologies and design; diversity: feminism, cultural diversity, queer theory; Jewish studies


Dr. Stein worked in the technology industry for 20 years before becoming a life and learning coach. She has been active in the coaching research field, co-founding the first ICF Coaching Research Symposium in 2004 and co-editing the proceedings. Since 2009, she has taught graduate students both online and in traditional classrooms. She joined Walden’s DBA program in 2012 as a dissertation methodologist. She is currently host of the ICF Research SIG and continues to provide coaching to adult students in her private practice and through higher education institutions.