Katina Sawyer, Ph.D.

Katina Sawyer, Ph.D.

As a Chief Talent Scientist at MotiveX, Katina leverages her consulting experience, as well as her academic knowledge of motivation and engagement to design and validate MotiveX’s employee assessments and tools. By balancing academic knowledge with practical applications, she supports the team in delivering high-quality, effective, user-friendly solutions to drive employee engagement. Katina joined the team because of her passion for talent management, leadership and motivation.

In her prior experiences at Corporate Executive Board (formerly SHL), clients such as Kraft, Pfizer, Carl Zeiss, UGI, and Hertz often lacked solutions for increasing engagement. She witnessed a need in the marketplace for an assessment that would truly help managers understand their direct reports and create more enriching and meaningful workplaces for employees worldwide. MotiveX provided the perfect blend of psychological science and applied practical knowledge that she finds motivating. Katina also is an Assistant Professor at Villanova University in the Graduate Programs in Human Resource Development, in the Psychology department.