Is Your Workplace Psychologically Safe?


Season 2 of In The Spirit of Things Conversations kicks off with our chat with Dr. Tim Clark, author of The 4 Stages of Psychological Safety. With workplace abuse at epidemic proportions we ask Tim, how we do really make workplaces safe?


Tim is founder and CEO of LeaderFactor and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah and

ranks as a global authority in the fields of senior executive development, strategy acceleration, and organizational change. He is the author of five books:

Epic Change: How to Lead Change in the Global Age (John Wiley/Jossey-Bass), which CEO Refresher named the best management book on change in 2008. Stephen R. Covey called Epic Change “absolutely brilliant material,” and Dave Ulrich of the University of Michigan calls it a “neo-classic.”

Leadership Bones (Bradmore Road Press 2009)

The Employee Engagement Mindset (McGraw-Hill 2012)

Leading with Character and Competence (Berrett Koehler 2016)

The 4 Stages of Psychological Safety (Berrett Koehler 2020)

Tim has written more than 150 articles on leadership, change, strategy, human capital, culture, and employee engagement in publications such as Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Fast Company. He is a highly sought-after advisor, coach, and facilitator to CEOs and senior leadership teams. He has worked with leading organizations around the world.

Tim’s leadership experience is extensive. He was previously President and CEO of Decker, a consulting firm based in San Francisco, and CEO of Novations SDC, a consulting and training firm based in Boston. Prior to these assignments, Dr. Clark spent several years in manufacturing, serving as a vice president of operations and plant manager of Geneva Steel Company. He began his career as a survey research project director for what is now Harris Interactive in Washington, D.C.

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