Gabriel Grant

Human Partners / Yale University

CEO, Author, Research Scholar



When Gabriel was a child, his parents went to work each day to contribute toward making the world a better place. He couldn’t wait to grow up and do the same. Today Gabriel’s work supports organizations in creating cultures of purpose, trust, and engagement. He creates opportunities for people to grow – for people to share their whole selves, just as they are, just as they’re not, and as who they want to become. Gabriel envisions a world where people experience their work as a calling, they come alive, they bring their whole selves and contribute to the flourishing of all life around them.

Over the past fifteen years, he has provided training for more than one thousand purpose-driven leaders and world-class change agents, including sustainability directors and vice presidents from more than 150 major brands and social entrepreneurs from more than 20 countries. He is the CEO of Human Partners and cofounder of the Byron Fellowship Educational Foundation. He holds a bachelor’s degree in physics and a master’s in ecological systems engineering from Purdue University and a master’s in leadership and sustainability from Yale University.

Gabriel’s doctoral research at Yale explores how people pursue purpose through their work and create alignment between the micro-level flourishing of individuals, flourishing organizations and communities, and a flourishing planet. He lives in Seattle with his wife, Sarah, and daughters, Ariana and Madeleine—with whom he shares a mission of creating unconditional love and powerfully contributing to others.

Gabriel has co-authored several books being released in 2017, including:

– Breaking through Gridlock, the Power of Conversation in a Polarized World – Berrett-Koehler Publishers
– The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Paradox – Oxford University Press
– Youth Purpose Around the World – Palgrave Macmillan

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