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Company Overview

Interaction Associates is the 45-year global leader of methods for developing conscious collaboration in the workplace – including mindful ways of working together that allow leaders, teams, and change agents to achieve superior business results. With offices in Boston and San Francisco, Interaction Associates delivers Return on Involvement (TM) to hundreds of organizations and tens of thousands of individuals each year. Interaction Associates has been named one of the Top 20 Leadership Training Companies by Training Industry every year since 2012. Top_20_leadership.jpg

Since 1969, we have helped hundreds of global organization build the needed collaborative capability to produce strong business results, improve critical business processes, and create and maintain trusting and productive work relationships.

Fast Facts

  • Clients include half of the Fortune 500.
  • More than 1,200 clients globally.
  • Offices in Boston, Massachusetts, and San Francisco, California with consultants and affiliates around the world.
  • Industry pioneer in:
    • Collaboration.
    • Facilitation.
    • Developing leaders at all levels.
    • Building organizational trust.
    • Accelerating team performance.
    • Managing the people side of change.
  • Research in collaborative problem solving/decision making, trust, and team performance.
  • Top-rated books: How to Make Meetings Work and How to Make Collaboration Work.
  • Established 1969 by David Straus.
  • Privately held ESOP company, 100% employee-owned and run.
  • Founded the Interaction Institute for Social Change (IISC) in 1993. IA supports the IISC with 10 percent of pretax profits and up to 10 days pro bono support annually per employee.




2012 Building Trust in Business Media Coverage

Jun 13th, 2012

Summary of media coverage IA has received for IA's fourth annual "Building Trust" research, including Fast Company and Forbes.

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2012 Building Trust in Business Study Released

Jun 13th, 2012

"Building Trust to Drive Business Results: New Research Defines What Leaders Need to Do Now – and What Happens When They Don’t." Annual survey from Interaction Associates details the formula for success at high performing companies — and cautions organizations to heed trust indicators.  

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Interaction Associates Sponsors ICCO Coaching Symposium

Apr 18th, 2012

The challenges of growing talent and leading in a VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) world is the focus of an international coaching symposium that Interaction Associates will sponsor and participate in over two days in May in Boston.

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2012 Trust in Business Webcast Announced

Apr 5th, 2012

The Human Capital Institute (HCI), in partnership with Interaction Associates (IA) will present a free webcast exploring IA’s new "Building Trust in Business" research findings.

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Virtual Teams Article on

Apr 2nd, 2012 is running a guest post by CEO Linda Stewart with strategies to lead virtual teams.

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Interaction Associates Appoints Kevin Cuthbert as Chief Consulting Officer

Mar 30th, 2012

Interaction Associates has named leadership and coaching veteran, Kevin Cuthbert, to the position of Chief Consulting Officer to lead the firm’s consulting practice and extensive talent network.

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Brainstorms On Brainstorming: How To Get Better Results

Mar 2nd, 2012

IA's article on brainstorming, by CEO Linda Stewart on

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IA Named to Top 20 Leadership Training List by Training Industry, Inc.

Feb 21st, 2012

Interaction Associates has been named one of the top firms for leadership development and training by Training Industry, Inc. in a ranking of the Top 20 Leadership Training Companies for 2012.

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IA Published in CLO Magazine: On Virtual Leadership

Jan 13th, 2012

CLO Magazine's Frank Kaplan sat down with Senior Consultant Beth O'Neill, and former President Barry Rosen, to discuss strategies for leading virtual teams.

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Marybeth Tahar Leads Session at CHRA Conference in Denver

Jan 10th, 2012

Interaction Associates’ Senior Consultant and former Chairman of the Board, Marybeth Tahar, will present an interactive session called "Strategic Competencies for the HR Leader: from Generalist to Business Partner" at the Colorado Human Resources Association’s Annual Conference in Denver, Colo.

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Building Trust 2013: Workforce Trends Defining High Performance

Our "Building Trust" workplace research exploring the state of trust, leadership, and collaboration inside companies worldwide, demonstrates a strong correlation between financial health, and the leadership culture and behaviors in organizations.

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