New York, New York, USA.
- Spiritual Entrepreneurship
- Business Coaching
Jack provides donation-based training programs and mentoring to spiritually oriented startups, small businesses, and non-profits. Training programs integrate current best practices in venture development and growth with an understanding of cognitive and behavioral benefits of mindfulness and other contemplative practices. The programs are designed to support religious leaders, yoga and mindfulness teachers, health and wellness coaches and therapists, and other spiritually oriented practitioners.
Jack McGourty Ph.D. is Director of Community and Global Entrepreneurship at the Columbia Business School and a faculty member teaching courses in entrepreneurship, venture creation, and emerging global markets. Prior to joining the Columbia Business School, Jack was Vice Dean for Columbia’s Engineering School. Over the past 20 years, Jack has been an active member of the University's entrepreneurial community, teaching over 6000 students in design, entrepreneurship, and innovation, establishing an undergraduate minor in entrepreneurship, designing core and advanced courses in entrepreneurship, and launching the Columbia-Harlem Small Business Development Center. Jack is the driving force behind and founder of Venture for All®, a program designed to educate aspiring entrepreneurs and build capacity for high potential startup ventures in emerging markets. Jack supports spiritually oriented entrepreneurs in collaboration with the Columbia’s Teachers College Spirituality Mind Body Institute (SMBI) within the clinical psychology department. Jack holds a Ph.D. in applied psychology from Stevens Institute of Technology and both a Master’s Degree and Post Doctoral Re-specialization Certificate in clinal psychology from Teachers College.
Pedagogically, I teach in a very applied and practical way, with a focus on helping spiritual entrepreneurs step by step towards their goals. Educational materials are structured and sequenced to build towards success as defined by the entrepreneur. Integrated with this applied approach to entrepreneurship, wisdom from cognitive psychology and multiple faith traditions are woven into the discussion especially as they relate to successful entrepreneurial skills and behaviors.
Jack holds a Ph.D. in applied psychology from Stevens Institute of Technology (1996), Master’s Degree and Post Doctoral Re-specialization Certificate in clinal psychology from Teachers College (2002).
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