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Alumni Thing Big: Heidi Brooks MBA '03
Leadership & Health Equity: An Interview with Heidi Brooks


Yale School of Management
Senior Lecturer in Organizational Behavior

Heidi Brooks specializes in leadership and community development for individuals, organizations, and larger systems. Her experience includes executive coaching and leadership development in Fortune 500 companies, academic institutions, family firms, and non-profit organizations.

 Since 2003, she has been on the faculty at the Yale School of Management, where she is the faculty director the Global Pre-MBA Leadership Program. Her courses include: Interpersonal Dynamics, Managing Teams and Groups, Leadership Development, Emotional Intelligence and Coaching Skills for Managers. In recent years, she spearheaded the original leadership development curriculum design and directed both the Leadership Development Program and the SOM Mentoring Program.

Dr. Brooks has a PhD in psychology from the University of California at Berkeley and a BA from Brown University. When she is not with her family or on the tennis court, Heidi is usually engaged in building courageous leadership communities. 


  • PhD , University of California, Berkeley, 2002
  • BA , Brown University, 1990


  • Power & Politics MGT 417
  • Interpersonal Dynamics MGT 531
  • Everyday Leadership MGT 533


  • Power & Politics MGT 417
  • Interpersonal Dynamics MGT 531
  • Everyday Leadership MGT 533
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