Kristin Saboe, PhD, is an Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, Army veteran, and strategist. She is the Head of Employee Voice at Google and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University. Kristin previously led Employee Listening, Research, and Talent Strategy at The Boeing Company. Before this, she served in the US Army as a Research Psychologist, establishing strategy and policy founded in science-backed practices. Her writing, research, and community involvement focus on human performance optimization, employment policies and strategies for minority populations, leadership, and employee voice. She is the author of the edited book Military Veterans Employment: A Guide for the Data-Driven Leader, the recipient of early career psychologist awards from the Society for Military Psychology (2019) and the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology (2020), was recognized for her national leadership by the President George W. Bush Institute in 2019, and is a fellow of Division 19: Society for Military Psychology. She received her Ph.D. and M.A. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from University of South Florida.
What inspires you?
Impact for the betterment of a collective.
What relationship has been most influential in your life?
Those that provided corrective experiences. Mentors, advocates, and supportive colleagues are important and necessary for success. The most impactful people in my life are those that not just mentor and coach me but also normalize my worth, appreciate my strengths, and recognize that success and opportunity come in unexpected ways.
What’s on your bookshelf?
Made to Stick by Chip Heath and Dan Heath
Measure What Matters by John Doerr and John E. Doerr