Kenneth M. Nowack, Ph.D.

October 11, 2007 by Andy Parkinson

President & Chief Research Officer, Co-Founder Envisia Learning_DSC5907

Dr. Kenneth M. Nowack is a licensed psychologist (PSY 13758) and President & Chief Research Officer of Envisia Learning. Ken has over twenty years of experience in the development and validation of human resource systems, assessment tools, organizational climate surveys, questionnaires, simulations, and tests.

He has developed 360° feedback systems, assessment centers, employee selection, succession planning, performance appraisal, and management development training programs for a number of clients in the public, private and not for profit sectors.

Ken has conducted research and published extensively in the areas of 360 degree feedback, stress and health, survey research, training evaluation, assessment and personnel selection. He has also authored numerous assessment instruments including StressScan published by Western Psychological Services (

Dr. Nowack has also participated extensively in the activities of professional associations and has made numerous presentations to both national and local association conferences and community groups. His active association memberships include:

  • American Psychological Association
  • American Psychological Society
  • Academy of Management
  • Society of Consulting Psychology
  • Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • American Society for Training & Development
  • Personnel Testing Council of Southern California
  • Society of Human Resource Management
  • Society for Behavioral Medicine

Ken is co-author of a new coaching book with Dr. Sandra Mashihi called “Clueless: Coaching People Who Just Don’t Get It” published by Envisia Learning Inc. (2011).

Ken is a member of the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations and a past columnist for Talent Management magazine. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Educational Psychology at the University of California, Davis, and his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles where he is a guest lecturer at the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

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  • Dotun Ogunyemi

    I have been refered to you by Nancy Nuechterlein, MFT at Cedars for cocahing on appropraite responses to high stakes crucial meetings/confrontations. Thanks

  • Dotun Ogunyemi

    referral for consulation

  • Ronald Recio

    Hello is this the same Dr Nowack who authored the Cognitive Hardiness Scale? I hope to get a reply as soon as possible. Thank you 😀

  • Johhny Hines Jr

    I am in a Master program at Nyack College under Dr. Underwood couseling. My thesis topic is on The relationship between work related stress an work engagement in the workplace. Where can I print or see your research on Employee engagement, job satisfaction, retention and stress and I can I use your instrument to measure stress with your permission.

  • Thanks for your comment. In the research link at our Envisia Learning website you might find the two brief assessments of value to you:

    Leadership, Emotional Intelligence and Employee Engagement: Creating
    a Psychologically Healthy Workplace

    Employee Engagement, Job Satisfaction, Retention and Stress

    I welcome any additional questions you might have.

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  • Marsha Milovich

    Hi Ken:
    My husband and I attended your Wellness workshop in Bishop on March 16. We would be interested in a copy of the slides you used in your presentation and a copy of the CD mention by Denise. I have another question: what is your experience with alcoholism? My son is an alcoholic and how can we convince him to get professional help since he is in denial? Thanks , Marsha Milovich

  • I love reading through an article that will make
    people think. Also, thanks for permitting me to comment!

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