Scott Sonenshein

Scott Sonenshein

Formal First Name

Scott Sonenshein is the Henry Gardiner Symonds Professor of Management at Rice University and the bestselling author of “Stretch” and co-author of “Joy at Work” with Marie Kondo. Scott is also an award-winning researcher, teacher, organizational psychologist, strategy consultant, and speaker. His research, teaching, and speaking has helped Fortune 500 executives and professionals in various industries, including energy, retail, technology, education, healthcare, banking, manufacturing, and nonprofits. Scott’s research has been featured in several top academic journals and has contributed to several topics in management and psychology. He worked for a Silicon Valley startup and serves on the External Advisory Board of McKinsey & Company’s implementation practice.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • Scott has appeared on local and national television and NPR stations throughout the country

  • He has written for the New York Times, Time Magazine, Fast Company and Harvard Business Review. 

  • His research has appeared in top academic journals,  including Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, and Organizational Science

  • He has delivered talks to Google, has appeared on CBS News, and spoken conferences of varying sizes.