Mario Moussa, PhD

President, Moussa Consulting

About Mario:

Mario Moussa is a noted author, keynote speaker, and management consultant who advises senior leaders about top team effectiveness, organizational culture, and large-scale change initiatives. He has delivered workshops on leadership, strategic persuasion and collaboration to thousands of executives in New York, San Francisco, Beijing, Shanghai, Mumbai, Sao Paulo, London, Istanbul, and other major cities around the world. His work has been featured on National Public Radio as well as in leading publications, including Time Magazine, Business Week, U.S. News and World Report, Fortune, Forbes, Inc., Entrepreneur, The Economist, The Financial Times, and The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Mario is the co-creator of Wharton Executive Education's Strategic Persuasion Workshop: The Art and Science of Selling Ideas. He has also led the design of customized leadership development programs for organizations in a wide variety of sectors, including financial and professional services, pharmaceuticals, energy, healthcare, higher education, and government. By connecting the classroom and the boardroom, he closes the gap between cutting-edge research and business experience. His work is based on simple, repeatable techniques that deliver results in today’s turbulent economic climate.

In his book Committed Teams: Three Steps to Inspiring Passion and Performance, he and co-authors Madeline Boyer and Derek Newberry use vivid stories and extensive first-hand observations from Wharton’s Executive Development Program to describe a process for building great teams. His first book The Art of Woo: Using Strategic Persuasion to Sell Your Ideas, co-written with Wharton Professor G. Richard Shell, has been critically acclaimed for its clear and effective methodology.

At Wharton Executive Education, Mario leads program integration in the following programs:

Executive Education Programs Taught

ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking Program
An educational partnership between Wharton and the American Bankers Association, this three-year program will arm you with the necessary leadership skill training to effectively recognize and handle high-level management issues.

Athlete Development Professional Certification Program
This program will provide athletic engagement professionals with the business skills to work more effectively with players, their families and key stakeholders, and become a well-respected and valued member of their organization's team.

Executive Development Program
Transitioning from functional, unit, or regional management to general management requires knowledge in areas such as finance, marketing, leadership, and strategy. This program prepares you for the complexities of organizational dynamics, communication, and leadership.

Leading Organizational Change
Examine the complex interpersonal and strategic issues involved in successfully spearheading change. Gain frameworks, models, and perspectives on leading change and apply them to your unique challenges.

Making Strategy Work: Leading Effective Execution
Gain the framework to develop and execute strategic plans. Learn to integrate strategy and implementation while you examine integration issues, strategic change, and impact on corporate culture.

Physician Leadership Academy
Physician Leadership Academy, offered in partnership with Deloitte Consulting, will facilitate the journey from physician leader to enterprise leader. This program consisting of three non-consecutive modules combines in-person learning with individual feedback and coaching, mentoring from successful physician leaders, and peer support.

Strategic Persuasion Workshop: The Art and Science of Selling Ideas
Assess your personal persuasion style, and apply what you learn to your current challenges. This program provides tools to help you advance your cause in the organization, identify and remove barriers to persuading others, and learn the “Art of Woo”—winning others over.

The CFO: Becoming a Strategic Partner
This program helps you refine your leadership style, communicate your financial knowledge to other leaders, and make a greater contribution to strategy development and value creation in your organization.

Wharton/ASIS Program for Security Executives
This program covers the core concepts of business to broaden your managerial and strategic perspectives, enhance your business instincts, and sharpen your ability to tackle management challenges. It will help you work more effectively with other leaders in your organization and communicate the bottom-line impact of security decisions.

Business Essentials for Executives
Drawing on key faculty and content from Wharton’s top-ranked MBA program, this program introduces you to the fundamentals every successful manager needs in marketing, finance, strategy, negotiations, and leadership.